The traditional New Year’s Eve song title “Auld Lang Syne” translates to “Days Gone By.” Since the end of December is a time for reflection, we’re looking back on a busy and successful year, proud of the insurance best practices we shared in this blog.
We’re also proud of some new developments at the agency. In the past year, we welcomed Evan Dowd into the family business as an account executive, adding to the fifth generation of Dowds at the agency. With experience in the insurance industry and as a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Producer, he hit the ground running and is a valuable asset to our clients.
In addition, we updated the signage at all five of our locations and moved our Southampton office into a bigger, brighter space.
Our bi-monthly blogs offer timely advice on a range of topics. Here’s a look back with links for quick access and a tip from each blog to get you started.
We’re in the business of protecting you from harm, so several blogs helped you safely navigate many of life’s common activities, like safe:
- Digging—start by calling 8-1-1 for Dig Safe, a nonprofit organization that will alert any utility providers in your area.
- Biking—determine if your homeowners policy will cover a stolen or damaged bicycle, or consider an umbrella policy.
- Boating—prepare with adequate life jackets, safety tools and one of three types of boat insurance.
- Fireworks—sit back and let the pros put on a display to remember.
We also shared some introductions to insurance basics, with blogs about:
- What’s not covered in a homeowners policy—such as earthquakes, floods and termite infestations.
- Small business insurance—including info on cyber liability insurance to protect your business from data theft damages.
- Workers’ compensation—required for all employees in Massachusetts.
- Renters insurance—to protect your possessions and cover some temporary location costs in the event of a fire or natural disaster.
- Auto insurance—including the differences between liability, collision and uninsured motorist coverage.
Look Before Leaping
Since everyone can benefit from an ounce or two of prevention, we offered blogs with tips to prevent:
- Accidental falls—first, sweep the floor.
- Winter property damage—clean and inspect your chimney and flue.
- Bug infestations—trim bushes and tree branches away from your home’s exterior.
Plan for Special Occasions
To round out our year-end recap, these blogs address preparing for events that are relaxing, life-changing, financially rewarding and more, including:
- Preparing your family for a new baby—choose between term or permanent life insurance.
- Avoiding trouble on vacation—check the Transportation Security Administration’s travel checklist before departure.
- Preventing trouble with tenants—craft a thorough lease to protect all parties.
- Preparing your car for winter—check your antifreeze and coolant levels.
These tips just scratch the surface of the advice contained in each blog. We hope you find this recap helpful—with our knowledge on your side, you could have the best year yet in 2020.
Have questions about any of these topics? Contact us today—we’re happy to provide answers.