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Jewelry Insurance in Boston

Is your jewelry properly insured? It’s dangerous to assume that your jewelry is already insured under either your homeowner’s insurance or your renter’s insurance — as it very well may not be. Jewelry often requires separate insurance riders, based on the value of the jewelry and the policy that the jewelry is added to. Here’s what you need to know about jewelry insurance in Boston. Continue reading

Massachusetts RV Insurance

Recreational vehicles can be a adventurous way to live your life…or spend your weekend away. Getting the right insurance, will ensure that your happy weekend isn’t ruined by lack of coverage. Massachusetts RV insurance isn’t difficult. With a little understanding, you will be able to have an informed conversation with your insurance agent. Continue reading

Is Rental Car Insurance Worth It

Have you ever rented a car? If you have then you probably know that rental car companies offer optional rental car insurance…but is it worth it?

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A Guide to Second Home Insurance

Many of our clients have made the decision to purchase a second home, or vacation home, some on the Cape and other places. Two common conversations come up with nearly every second home policy we write. First, why is this different from homeowners insurance? Secondly, what types of insurance are needed for a secondary home? So, let’s look at what these differences are, what insurance types are needed, and what you can do to mitigate some costs. Continue reading

10 Homeowners Insurance Tips

Here are 10 tips for what to look for in homeowners insurance  Continue reading

7 Types of Auto Insurance Coverage

Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts Motorcycle Insurance Coverage

Summer is almost here and motorcyclists are starting to cruise the Massachusetts roads.  However, before you begin truly enjoying your motorcycle, you need to make sure you’re fully covered. Motorcycle insurance is not unlike automobile insurance — but there are some important differences you should be aware of if you want to get the best deal & coverage on your Massachusetts motorcycle insurance. Continue reading

Boat Insurance (what you need to know)

Summer and the sea go together like salt and pepper, and boating is by far one of the best ways to enjoy this winning combination. To get the most out of your summer boating experiences you’ll want to make sure your vessel is clean, properly equipped and in good mechanical condition, waxed and sealed and, last but not least, insured. Boat insurance protects not just your boat, but also you and everyone else you take out onto the water. Yes– you’re not just making sure all the time and money you spent on your boat doesn’t go to waste. You’re also protecting your friends and family, and with the average boat costing a dollar or less a day to insure, this is more than worth the price. Continue reading

Have You Reviewed Your Insurance Policies Recently?

In a world of “save 15% or more” advertisements, people often buy into the idea that they really are saving X percent. The assumption is that the quote is comparing apples to apples, when in reality these ads can be misleading, because these insurance policies are often different than your existing plan. Continue reading

The 10 Most Common Small Business Insurance Claims

Being the proprietor of a small business can be very rewarding, but it’s no secret that this position also comes with a wide variety of challenges. Along with working hard to maintain the business’ attraction to the public, customer service standards and general value, various unforeseen circumstances like fires, burglaries, water damage and more can heap a lot of extra stress on owners. Getting properly insured can help alleviate this, but to better understand what you’re up against keep reading below to become familiar with what kind of insurance hazards business owners can find themselves up against. According to, these are the 10 most common small business insurance claims filed: Continue reading

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