Summer Cycling: Coverage and Cautions for National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month in part because it kicks off the summer cycling season. Whether you bike to work or just for fun, it’s important to know both the rules of the road and what’s covered by insurance if something goes wrong.

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What You Need to Know About Business Vehicle Insurance

If you or an employee have an accident while using a business vehicle, it likely won’t be covered under your personal auto policy. Jack Dowd and other insurance experts explain more in “Everything You Need to Know About Business Vehicle Insurance,” an article on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website. Read it here.

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Bug Prevention Strategies for Homeowners

In an effort to avoid unwanted infestations during the warmer months, The National Pest Management Association advises homeowners that pest-proofing practices should become part of your annual spring cleaning routine. You can keep common critters at bay by adding a few simple steps to your checklist.

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Dig Safe: It’s the Law in Massachusetts

As the ground begins to thaw, many homeowners’ thoughts turn to their yards and gardens, which is why April is Safe Digging Month. If any of your outdoor projects involve digging more than a couple inches into the ground, you’ll need to take precautions to dig safe.

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Tenant Troubles: What You Need To Know

No matter if you’re a landlord or a renter, the housing market can be difficult to navigate. A landlord needs to take proper steps to ensure they find the right tenant and are protected should a situation arise. A renter should ask the appropriate questions to locate and secure the space that’s right for them.

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Staff Changes at The Dowd Agencies

We are proud to welcome Suzanne Mlinarcik as commercial account manager, and recently promoted Jennifer Lawton to VP of insurance operations

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Insurance Options to Keep Your Family Protected

Once you start a family, you’ll do whatever it takes to keep them protected. In the world of insurance, there’s no better safeguard than the trifecta of life, disability and long-term care insurance. In this month’s blog, we’ll discuss the right policies to have in place to keep your family protected.

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Wondering If You Need GAP Insurance For Your Car?

GAP (guaranteed asset protection) insurance covers the difference between what you owe on your car and the car’s cash value if it were to be stolen or damaged in an accident. Learn more, including how to tell if GAP insurance makes sense for you, in this Major Insurance article, Car GAP Insurance: What It Covers and Who Should Buy It,

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Don’t Get Caught in the Rain: Understand Your Umbrella Policy

February is a month dedicated to love, and we want to make sure that your loved ones are protected. A personal umbrella policy is a form of personal insurance, but it’s more commonly referred to as a type of “family insurance.”

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Basics of Auto Insurance Coverage: Common Scenarios

You’ve finally purchased your new set of wheels, but before you can hit the open road, you’ll need to acquire auto insurance. If you’re involved in a collision, it could be one of the costliest experiences of your life, so you want to make sure you purchase the proper amount of coverage.

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