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Posted by on 9/17/2019 7:07 AM

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 ... Continue Reading
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Posted by on 5/9/2019 9:05 AM

Here at Eastern Insurance, our employees are what help set us apart from other agencies. We value their tremendous efforts to help support the success of our company as well as their commitment to giving back to local communities. One of our employees who inspires us inside and outside of the office is our latest #EIGSpotlight — Greg Grintchenko, who just celebrated five years with Eastern Insurance. Continue Reading
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Posted by on 1/2/2019 2:54 PM

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.


 

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Posted by on 1/25/2018 6:12 PM

NATICK, January 26, 2018 – Eastern Insurance Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank, announced today that it has acquired the assets of the Southeastern Insurance Agency, Inc., a full-service insurance agency with locations in North Dartmouth and Hyannis, Mass. “The deal, which combines two successful independent insurance agencies with an unwavering commitment to their customers, colleagues and communities, will provide the customers of Southeastern with access to a broad range of insurance choices, services and capabilities,” said Hope A. Aldrich, President and CEO of Eastern Insurance.  She added, “Southeastern Insurance is an agency that epitomizes exceptional customer service, unquestionable integrity and local market expertise.  We are very excited to be joining forces with Lora, Brad and their team at Southeastern, and we expect them to play a pivotal role in spearheading our expansion in southeastern Massachusetts.” Brad Lowe, Chairman, and Lor ... Continue Reading
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Posted by on 7/25/2017 7:00 AM

Retirement may seem like an abstract idea far in the future when you’re in your 20’s. You may have just graduated college or bought your first home. And with bills and student loans weighing you down, saving for retirement may be the last thing on your mind! However, preparing now for retirement is crucial, and the sooner you get started, the better. Developing the habit of saving for retirement now will make it easier to continue saving throughout your working years. Follow our advice on how you can prepare for retirement in your 20’s. 

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Posted by on 7/21/2017 1:30 AM

We are excited to feature Hall & Moskow for our July client spotlight (#EIGSpotlight). And what better time to tell you more about their services in the greater Newburyport community than on Get To Know Your Customer Day!

 

Hall & Moskow is a real estate, development, and property Management Company that offers energy efficient living in residential and commercial properties in Newburyport, Massachusetts, but their true passion is in finding unique ways to create a more sustainable environment. For example, Hall & Moskow is the first company in Newburyport to experiment with heliostats, sun-tracking mirrors that reflect and focus solar energy at a predetermined location, to melt snow in the winter.

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