‘Tis the Season! Safe Winter Storage for Summer Recreational Vehicles

As we prepare for another New England winter, take time to secure safe winter storage for your summer recreational vehicles such as RVs, boats, motorcycles, or fair-weather cars like convertibles.

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College Bound: Do You Have the Right Insurance for your Student?

If you are sending your child off to college this fall, you have a lot on your plate. From school supplies to dorm-room essentials, you want to make sure they have everything they need to settle in and study hard. While you are checking things off your list, don’t forget about insurance coverage.

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Insurance Matters: 5 Tips for Surviving New England Potholes

You can’t always avoid them, but you can minimize the damage As winter turns to spring and temperatures rise, the roads of New England begin to heave and crack. Here are a few tips to keep you out of a repair rut and to help you avoid having to file a claim. 1. Eyes on the Road. This goes without

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Bundling Your Insurance Plans Can Help You Save a Bundle

If you’re like most people, you are likely already aware of the benefits of bundling. Perhaps you bundle your cable, internet and phone service. Or maybe you bundle your order as a value meal at your local fast-food restaurant (would you like fries with that?). Bundling your insurance policies––for example home, auto and life––can also save you both time and

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Planning a DIY project? Don’t Injure Yourself…

Before you measure twice, think twice—and consider the implications Across the nation, it’s happening every day. Executives and editors channeling their inner electrician. Stockbrokers and sous chefs playing professional plumber. Teachers, office managers, personal trainers and innumerable others embarking on a serious building endeavor. And, in many cases, insurance agents cringing for them. Yes, it’s a DIY world out there,

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What to expect during an auto claims inspection

A simple process to ensure your claim is covered There is a reason why the phrase “accidents happen” is so cliché: because it’s so true. And when it comes to car accidents, it’s especially true on the icy roads of New England in fall and winter. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have never had a car accident, congratulations! Still,

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David W. Griffin Sr. commended for 35-year commitment to the CIC

David W. Griffin Sr., CIC, LIA, the executive vice president and treasurer of The Dowd Agencies, LLC, has been recognized by The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) for his 35 years of committed professional leadership and advanced knowledge. Griffin earned the designation through a series of rigorous examinations and has maintained the designation by annual attendance at an approved

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Born to be wild? Check your motorcycle insurance first

Before you get your motor runnin’ and head out on the highway, do you know if you have the right insurance coverage for your motorcycle? The answer may not be as simple as you think. Coverage requirements vary by state. At a minimum, Massachusetts requires that you carry: Bodily injury to others with limits of $20,000 per person or $40,000

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Everybody knows your name: the benefits of local insurance agents

If you watch any TV these days, it’s likely you’ve seen the commercials: all matter of wildlife, from ducks to geckos, pigeons to Snoopy, trying to sell you insurance from major national brands. They are often good for a chuckle, and lead you to believe that shopping for insurance is fun and simple­­––a matter of checking a few boxes on

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National Insurance Awareness Day

3 ways to recognize the importance of this oft-overlooked essential National Insurance Awareness Day falls on Wednesday, June 28. No fireworks. No cookouts. No decorations. Let’s face it, thinking about insurance is not fun. But still, taking a few minutes to recognize this day could have a tremendous impact on your life, and the lives of your family members. Everyone

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