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Maybe you're leaving for a long vacation or you're one of those lucky people who head to Florida over the winter. Regardless of why you're leaving your home unattended, it's in your best interest to make sure it doesn't look unattended. Take these simple steps before heading out to make sure that, when you return, your home sweet home is just how you left it. READ MORE >>

It's September again, which means it's National Preparedness Month. This year's theme is "Prepared, Not Scared," but as a business or contractor, how does any of this affect you? While much of the disaster preparation information out there involves families and individuals, there are steps you can take so that your business and livelihood is safe. READ MORE >>

We hate to break it to you, but your car needs an emergency kit at all times of the year. The good news is that after building your kit, it's easy to make some simple swaps for summer and winter and to regularly replace items that have expiration dates. So what do you absolutely need in your kit? READ MORE >>

The longest federal government shut down in US history cost our economy 6 billion dollars. The effects were felt far beyond Washington, DC. Delta reported the shutdown cost them 25 million because government workers and contractors weren't traveling. Small businesses in MA and elsewhere were stuck waiting for needed loan applications (see here). READ MORE >>

Let me guess, you know you should have an emergency kit in your car, but you've never gotten around to it? You think about it while driving, but by the time you've exited your car, fed the kids, walked the dog, paid the bills, meditated on how not to get angry at the office intern, your lack of an emergency kit has completely slipped your mind. READ MORE >>

Last year, 163 children under the age of 15 drowned in pools or spas across the US. The CDC reports that around ten people die from drowning every day. Just this weekend, a five-year old boy drowned in Lowell Lake State Park and his grandmother died trying to save him. READ MORE >>

We're so excited for the Fourth of July! Well....sort-of....   Just wait a minute before you get all hot and bothered. No, we do not hate America. We're patriotic people too, but July 4th is one of the scariest holidays for anyone in insurance. Why? READ MORE >>

If you own your business, you reap the rewards but you also shoulder a lot of responsibility. Your customers and employees are counting on you to keep the doors open. Every decision and risk you make impacts the future of your business.   READ MORE >>

December 21, 2017 was officially the first day of winter. Is your business prepared? Winter in New England comes with beautiful snowy scenery but also risks. Ice can dam up gutters and damage your roof, losing electricity can result in missed revenue, or someone could slip on your steps.    READ MORE >>

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and there's no time like the present to make sure you're as ready as possible for a disaster. We believe everyone should make sure their family or business is resilient against extreme weather, unforeseen trouble, and freak events. READ MORE >>

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