Cyberattacks: Your Business Is at Risk

If you feel like no company is safe from cyberattacks, you’re right. Last year, heavy hitters like Equifax, Yahoo and even the federal government were victims of hackers. If businesses with extensive resources and security measures are at risk, how can smaller businesses hope to protect themselves?

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Emergency Preparedness: Do You Have the Coverage You Need?

Because having the right insurance coverage plays such a key role in being prepared for emergencies, the third week of National Preparedness Month is designated as Check Your Insurance Coverage Week.

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Some Commercial Vehicles in MA Subject to New Regulations

Effective Sept. 1, Massachusetts State Markings Regulation 540 CMR 2:22 will bring about changes to the type and placement of markings required on some commercial vehicles.

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5 Types of Business Insurance Every Company Needs

Owning a business is fraught with risk, so having the right insurance coverage in place is critical to mitigating it. Business owners have access to a vast array of insurance plans and policies to protect them. Here are five types of business insurance that need to be in place.

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The Dowd Insurance Agencies hires Nick Vautrin as account executive

The Dowd Agencies, LLC, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, announced that Nick Vautrin, a resident of South Hadley, has been hired as an account executive. “As the Dowd Agencies continues to grow, we are regularly looking to add new talent to our team,” said John E. Dowd, president and CEO. “Nick is an excellent

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A personal message from John Dowd, president and CEO

Celebrating 35 years with the Dowd Agencies Forbes magazine noted that less than a third of family-owned businesses survive the transition from the first generation to the second, and fewer than 50 percent of those successfully transition to a third generation. We clearly broke this mold: The Dowd Insurance Agencies is a fourth-generation, family-owned, leading insurance provider that has had

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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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Business Income Insurance – Coverage You Can’t Afford to skip

Have you ever watched a big storm or witnessed an accident on the news that you hope would never happen to you and your business? The truth is you never know when a natural disaster or accident will hit. If it does, is your bottom line covered? Business income coverage (also known as business interruption coverage), is protection against loss

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Recovering from a Disaster

By John E. Dowd Jr. Change in the business environment is expected. From regional landscape shifts and government regulations to emerging technologies, international competition, and more, it’s important to consider all the reasons why and how to insure your business. And while some changes are predictable, others are not, but there are ways to plan for both. What if you

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