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2/21/2019 11:07 AM | 0 Comments

  Introducing this month's Guest Blogger:   On December 31, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a new bill that will regulate short-term rentals, such as properties listed on AirBnB, HomeAway, or with local realtors. This new legislation has three components: new taxes, new registration protocols, and new insurance requirements. Read on to learn what action you need to take now, and what changes you’ll need to make in the future. What qualifies as a short-term rental property for this law? Any occupied property with at least one room rented out for under 31 days at a time is defined as a short-term rental property under this bill. This includes apartments, houses, condos, and cottages. Who does this apply to? Anyone who rents out their home or property themselves or using a realtor or hosting platform, such as AirBnB or HomeAway. What do you need to do as a rental owner? If you are a rental owner (or “operator” as referred to in the law ... [...]

1/17/2019 10:05 AM | 0 Comments

If you feel like your car insurance rates have been trending upward, you’re right, and you’re not alone. In general, car insurance rates are rising all across the country for a variety of reasons. While it may seem like controlling your auto insurance premium is out of your hands, there are several ways you can keep it affordable without cutting coverage.

Our guest blogger and AVP of Personal Lines Sales at Eastern Insurance, Kelly Havey, shares some of the ways you can save money on your auto insurance policy.


1/2/2019 2:54 PM | 0 Comments

Together, through the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, we use a portion of our proceeds to donate millions of dollars every year to nonprofits and charitable organizations throughout New England. However, we think this good-natured spirit is best embodied by the team and individual efforts of our employees. In 2018 alone, Eastern Insurance employees volunteered a collective 3,910 hours of recorded volunteer hours.



12/26/2018 1:00 PM | 0 Comments

You most likely have home or renter’s insurance and auto insurance, but are you making the most of these policies? Things like accident forgiveness, roadside assistance, and bundling discounts can offer you peace of mind while also helping maintain insurance costs. While you may have heard of some of these coverages from other insurers, you should know that Eastern Insurance offers these same or similar endorsements along with 24/7 service and local support.


10/30/2018 12:00 PM | 0 Comments

When you hear, “cyber attack,” you likely think of data breaches at a large company or retailer, but do you ever consider that you could be personally attacked? From a surprise virus to a deliberate rental scam, to deeply hurtful cyber-bullying, the threats you and your family face in the connected world are real and not to be ignored. At Eastern Insurance, we make it our mission to try to protect all the good in your life, and we’re pleased to announce that we can now extend your protection from the real world and into the digital space with Personal Cyber Insurance. Read on to learn the key ways you and your family can be protected by Personal Cyber Insurance. What Does Personal Cyber Insurance Protect? Personal Cyber Insurance can offer you and your family protection in five key areas: Cyber Attack Coverage Cyber Extortion Coverage Online Fraud Coverage Data Breach Coverage Cyberbullying We’ll elaborate more on just what each of those items mea ... [...]

10/29/2018 8:00 AM | 0 Comments

If her colleagues at Eastern Insurance had one word to describe Mika De Young, they would say, "passionate." After 25 years in the same industry, that passion, along with her intense work ethic, has made her a valued, respected, trusted member of Eastern Insurance.  After graduating college from UMass Amherst, Mika was passionate about Social Work. Her plan was to get a job that would allow her the flexibility and financial support to gain field experience in social work while saving and applying for her post-graduate degree. She found her fit at Hastings-Tapley (since acquired by USI), an insurance agency in Cambridge, MA. While she really knew nothing about the industry when joining it, she was excited to find an opportunity that would provide her stability while chasing her dream.  As we all know, life can sometimes upend the best-laid plans. Just before beginning school for her advanced degree in Social Work, Mika’s husband was transferred to California for work. Don’t worry for ... [...]

9/27/2018 6:00 AM | 0 Comments

While it used to be the norm for most adults, especially parents, to have life insurance, a recent study shows that only 25% of millennial parents have this important policy. That statistic seems to contradict a population that is generally financially responsible, so we decided to talk to two millennials in the minority, who both have life insurance but don’t have children, to find out why they made this important decision. [...]

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