John E, Dowd, Jr. Selected To The MAIA Board of Directors

The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dowd Insurance Agencies, John E. Dowd Jr., was selected to serve on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA). Membership in the MAIA is open to independent, licensed insurance agencies

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Practicing What They Preach – Dowd Agency’s Wellness Program Inspires Healthy Habits

On June 1, Karen Drudi completed her first five-kilometer run. It was her 55th birthday, and she took third place in her age group. “I call it my marathon, and I have the medal I won hanging on a doorknob at home,” said the executive assistant at Dowd Insurance Agency in Holyoke. Drudi is proud of her accomplishment, and knows

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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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Robert Gilbert Jr. appointed new chair of Holyoke Community College Board of Trustees

Gov. Charlie Baker announced the appointment this week of a new chair of the Holyoke Community College Board of Trustees: Robert W. Gilbert, Jr. Gilbert, of West Springfield, has served on the board for four years, most recently as the audit committee chairperson and finance committee member. He has strong ties to Holyoke as the chairperson of the board of

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The Dowd Insurance Agencies Holds Open House

The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, held an open house to celebrate their newly renovated space on Main Street in Indian Orchard, Wednesday, May 20. The open house featured a ribbon cutting with the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) and provided customers and neighbors the opportunity to tour

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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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