Crime Insurance

According to a 2008 study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud, U.S. businesses lose about 7% of their annual revenues to fraud.  This equates to a staggering $994 billion loss each year nationwide to employee fraud.  Even worse, occupational fraud schemes are extremely costly to a company’s bottom line, with the median loss in the 2008 study coming in

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Risky Business

Insurance buyers are both better educated about the insurance business and far more sophisticated in their insurance demands than ever before. Today, the buyer of insurance-whether an individual providing for a family’s needs or a risk manager of a corporation –knows that an integrated program of insurance protection consisting of property, casualty and liability, life and health insurance is needed.

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Insurance Mistakes

Fear is an important motivator when it comes to buying insurance. We worry about what will happen to assets like cars or homes if they are involved in a disaster, so we buy insurance to help us maintain their financial integrity if something should happen. But in spite of the fact that insurance is designed for this purpose, sometimes it

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The Dowd Agencies Announce the Addition of Two New Team Members

Holyoke/Amherst, MA – The Dowd Agencies, a locally owned independent insurance agency announces two new additions to its growing staff.  Diane LaFleche and Jim Lawton recently joined the agency and will be working out of the Cray-Dowd Amherst office.  Diane will serve as Cray-Dowd’s Commercial Lines Account Manager/Marketer for the Amherst location. In this role Diane will work with new

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