Posts from June 2011

Summer hours are here!

What better way to start our summer schedule than to actually have a day that feels like summer. Starting this July 4th weekend our Pembroke and Plymouth offices will be closed on Saturdays and will remain closed until after Labor Day weekend. As a reminder we will still be open from 9am to 7pm in Pembroke on Wednesdays.

Also all 3 offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Sprinkler Systems – What you need to know

Perhaps your building has a sprinkler system and you never really gave it much thought. If your office is in a frame building you are  probably saving a good deal of money on your property insurance because of your sprinkler system. Obviously not so much in a steel building. But what do you know how they work? Do you know that your policy probably has a restrictive maintenance clause that says if you don’t properly maintain your sprinkler system and a fire ensues you may not have coverage?

These are enormous issues for any small business. I have included a PDF file provided by The Independent Insurance Agents of America that explains these issues in a consumer friendly easy to read format. Click here to see the article. 

The above is meant as general information and as general policy descriptions to help you understand the different types of coverages available to you. Always consult your policy for actual coverages and exclusions.

Donate to your Fire Dept until 6/9/11 for tornado relief

Local fire stations will serve as drop-off sites for emergency supplies for tornado vistims. Starting June 5th through Thursday, June 9th, MA residents are urged to drop-off supplies to their local fire stations. All items will be collected and then distributed to residents in the 19 communities affected. Requested items are: water, blue tarps, flashlights, batteries, glow sticks, bungee cords and rope.

For mor information follow this link….http://www.pffm.org/

Quincy Mutual offers Identity Theft 911

For our customers who have their home insurance through Quincy Mutual, your policy automatically comes with Identity Theft 911. Many Massachusetts homeowners may have lost their homes and/or personal belongings and will need to begin the process of rebuilding. Identity Theft 911 offers advice and guidance for those that may have lost their wallets, credit cards, check books, debit cards, etc… this could be an invaluable service.

 At Identity Theft 911 an on-call fraud specialist will be available to provide unlimited assistance in helping our customers with any questions or concerns that they may have. They will assist in helping to restore documents and replace identification. They will even assist in relaying messages to family members, friends and providers if necessary.

The folks at Identity Theft 911 can be reached at 1-888-682-5911. This service is available to Quincy Mutual homeowner insureds regardless of whether they have submitted a claim to Quincy.

If you have any questions we are always here to help. Pembroke office 781-293-5500, Plymouth office 508-746-0030 and Osterville office 508-428-6919.

What to do when a Tornado Warning is posted.

I never thought I would be posting tips on what to do when the National Weather Service posts a tornado warning, but yesterday changed my mind. I personally tend not to pay too much attention to weather alerts because we seem to always stay out of harms way. We have been very fortunate in the past but maybe this will serve as a wake-up call for everyone to heed the weather service warnings.

Here are their tips for protecting yourself if a tornado warning is posted…http://www.weather.com/outlook/wxready/articles/id-57.