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2/27/2020 8:42 PM | 0 Comments

In the event of a fire in your home, you may have as little as two minutes to escape before it becomes life-threatening and only five minutes before your entire home is engulfed in flames. And, according to the National Fire Protection Association, 27% of reported fires occur in homes with 79% of fire deaths and 73% of all reported injuries being caused by home fires. In these circumstances, every second counts — is your family prepared? Having a plan and taking the necessary precautions to protect your family ahead can be the difference between having to replace a few lost items and a tragedy. To help keep your loved ones safe, consider the following tips.  Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan An emergency can strike at any time — if prepared, you can help increase your chances of keeping you and your family safe. To create a fire escape plan, first identify two ways to escape from each room in the event a main doorway or window is blocked by fire and smoke. If one of your routes i ... [...]

12/10/2019 10:31 AM | 0 Comments

With the holidays upon us, the season of craft fairs has begun. In cities across the United States, many individuals will set up tables at craft fairs to sell holiday trinkets, jewelry, clothing, accessories, baked goods and other items they have proudly crafted.  While you may think of this as “small business”, the creative industry continues to be an avenue for individuals to supplement their income with a “side gig”.  According to the Association for Creative Industries, the total size of the creative industry in the United States is $43 billion dollars!   Why Should I Consider Home Based Business Insurance? If you are one of the many people who will be selling products at craft fairs this season, are you protected from an unexpected loss?  Many individuals mistakenly rely on their homeowners policy thinking this additional income is a hobby instead of a business. However, they face real exposures which require protection beyond a personal ... [...]

11/26/2019 8:43 AM | 0 Comments

If you are one of the millions of Americans who shop online during the holidays and plan to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals this year, here are some tips to keep your personal information safe from hackers.  [...]

11/22/2019 9:47 AM | 0 Comments

Flu season, which begins in the fall and peaks in the winter, can be highly problematic for many companies. If an influenza outbreak hits your business, employee absenteeism rates will likely rise, which could interrupt workflow and hamper office productivity. Although medical experts attempt to gauge the severity of flu season every year, it can still be unpredictable. [...]

11/13/2019 12:11 PM | 0 Comments

  At Eastern Insurance, we pride ourselves on the quality of our employees. From their superior service they provide our customers, to their dedication they have for the  success of our company, we wouldn’t be where we are today without them. One of those employees who continuously goes above and beyond, not only in our office, but in his community, is our newest #EIGSpotlight — Mark Kingston, who has been with us for over 10 years! Mark’s experience in the insurance industry extends far beyond just his time at Eastern Insurance, having spent many years with MFMT Insurance before being acquired by Eastern Insurance Group in 2008 — when he would join our team as Senior Vice President of Sales. His prior experience as an underwriter helped provide Mark with the foundation for his career, where he ultimately found himself enjoying the sales side of the business where he’s able to help people solve problems and find the appropriate coverage for those who may be co ... [...]

9/17/2019 7:07 AM | 0 Comments

If you work in the insurance industry in Massachusetts, chances are you have had the pleasure of crossing paths with John Koegel. As Eastern Insurance Group’s President & CEO and current Chairman of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA), John is an inspirational leader who has been in the industry for more than 30 years. Insurance was not John’s initial career path, however … keep reading to find out the details of one of our most interesting EIG Employee Spotlights! John has been with Eastern Insurance since 1989, prior to our purchase by Eastern Bank. At that time we were known as Allied American Insurance Agency and had just 32 employees. John has played an integral role in the growth of the company, now with 425 employees and 24 office locations. Shortly after Eastern Insurance was acquired by Arbella Insurance in 1993, we began acquiring many other small insurance agencies at a rapid pace, sometimes as many as one per month. In 1998, John took the le ... [...]

9/11/2019 10:05 AM | 0 Comments

At Eastern Insurance, we pride ourselves on our collaborative work environment. . Our team approach is essential to offering our clients the high level of attention and service they deserve.  This summer we added several new interns to our offices and even though they were only with us for a short time, they were able to learn not only about the insurance industry but working as a team in a corporate environment. For our latest staff spotlight, we’re excited to introduce you to three of our summer interns, Michaela Casey, Emily Bernard and Xiaofan Gao!  Michaela Casey Michaela is a rising sophomore at Suffolk University studying politics, philosophy and economics. Over the last few months, she worked in our Personal Lines Division helping to organize the data system in preparation of the transition to a new Customer Management System, as well as many other tasks throughout the course of her internship. During her time at Eastern Insurance, Michaela enjoyed working with computers and the ... [...]

8/7/2019 7:37 AM | 0 Comments

With technology making it seamless to telecommute, remote work has become the new norm for business. In fact, the number of Americans working from home has increased 159% from 2005 to 2017 with nearly 5 million people currently telecommuting in the U.S. As new generations enter the workforce in an increasingly competitive landscape for employee benefits, as a business owner, you may be considering offering this flexibility to your employees. 


7/11/2019 9:40 AM | 0 Comments

According to reports by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), so far in 2019 there has already been 21,563 incidents of gun violence in the US, resulting in 5,669 deaths and 10,827 injuries. Of these incidents, 148 have been defined by the GVA as mass shootings, meaning they included four or more victims. As the second leading cause of work-site deaths in the United States, workplace violence costs employers over $120 billion annually, according to estimates by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in 2012. Since any business is vulnerable to violence, it is critical for employers to have procedures in place in the event of an incident that can help minimize employee trauma and facilitate the organization’s recovery from the incident. [...]

5/30/2019 7:54 AM | 0 Comments

Planning a wedding can be a massive logistical and financial undertaking. With the average wedding costing over $30,000, and the overall success of the day relying heavily on circumstances beyond even the most organized couple’s control (weather, no-show vendors, family illness, etc.), it makes perfect sense to try to protect such a large investment. While wedding insurance can’t guarantee that the sun will be shining on the big day, or your guests will be drama-free, it can help protect you and your family from serious financial loss. [...]

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