October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Is Your Business Covered?

Throughout the past 10 years there has been a steady evolution of technology, with these technological advances has come an entirely new area of crime and risk. In the United States alone there were 781 data breaches in 2015, this number has increased from 324 in 2014. With each data leak there are thousands of personal and business files that

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Six FAQs About EMV Credit Cards and Crime Coverage data: Take Charge of the Situation

The nationwide shift to EMV is well underway. EMV — which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa — is a global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. In the wake of numerous large-scale data breaches and increasing rates of counterfeit card fraud, U.S. card issuers are migrating to this new technology

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Dowd Insurance Agencies Promotes Employee Wellness

The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, launched a formal wellness program to promote physical and mental health of employees in the workplace and at home. The program was officially announced in February at an annual meeting and a committee was formed to create, implement and monitor the effort to support overall

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Around-the-Clock Service

In this need-it-now world, the James J. Dowd & Sons Insurance Agency knows how important it is to meet customer expectations. If they don’t, somebody else will. Watch this Success Story to find out how their brokerage is using value-added services to get more business in the door and keep their insureds loyal and satisfied.  

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The Dowd Insurance Agencies to Host a Series of Blood Drives

HOLYOKE, Mass. – The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, today announced they will host a series of Baystate Blood Donor Program blood drives at their Holyoke facility located at 14 Bobala Road. The first mobile blood drive will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The

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Dave Griffin, Jr. Receives Certified Insurance Counselors Designation

The Dowd Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, today announced Account Executive David Griffin, Jr., has received the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation. This accomplishment is not mandated for the insurance industry, but provides an extensive knowledge-base to benefit consumers. “Prestigious designations like CIC are essential if you want to be considered among the

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More Businesses Turn to Insurance for Protection Against Hackers

SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — It seems every week there’s another company that’s been hacked. Who can forget the massive cyber-attack on Target just before the holiday’s in 2013, when a hacker stole more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers? Then in April, hackers hit Home Depot and stole 56 million credit card accounts. More recently, insurance giant Anthem fell

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Cyber Security – WGBY Segment

In the wake of the massive computer hacking that hit health insurer Anthem, Inc., insurance account executive Michael Levin of the Dowd Insurance Agencies discusses the dangers and serious financial liabilities many even small companies, businesses and medical offices can face in terms of protecting client and patient information. Watch the full segment on WGBY’s Connecting Point here.

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Anthem Data Breach Leaves Consumers More Open to Identity Theft

Michael Levin – an Account Executive at The Dowd Agencies spoke to The Berkshire Eagle about the importance of having data breach liability insurance. PITTSFIELD >> While last week’s data breach at Anthem Health Care conjured up memories of recent attacks on Target or Home Depot, experts say this case could have more serious consequences for consumers. While the Anthem thieves

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Dowd Agencies opens merged Indian Orchard office

The Dowd Agencies, has merged the firm’s two Indian Orchard-based offices into one located at 485 Main St. in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield. Read Full Coverage on; Masslive.com and BusinessWest.com

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