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Posted by on 5/30/2019 7:54 AM

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. Continue Reading
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Posted by on 5/9/2019 11:56 AM

Starting a new business is an exciting and challenging time, and can often seem like a daunting task to build a strong base for your financial future. Whether you are starting your new business as a side gig, or launching a full-time business and looking for investors, there are a few things that every future business owner needs to do to get started. Continue Reading
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Posted by on 5/2/2019 8:55 AM

Having a new teen driver in the family is nerve-racking, and when met with the financial burden of insuring that new teen driver, it can be almost overwhelming. Since teens aged 16-19) are statistically four times more likely than any other age group to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, the average family’s car insurance premium will likely increase significantly when adding a teen driver to the policy. However, by being prepared, knowing what your coverage options are, and understanding the discounts available you can work together with your insurance agent to take control of your new auto insurance costs. Continue Reading
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Posted by on 2/21/2019 11:07 AM

  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 ... Continue Reading
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Posted by on 1/17/2019 10:05 AM

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.

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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 12/26/2018 1:00 PM

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.

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Posted by on 10/30/2018 12:00 PM

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 ... Continue Reading
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Posted by on 9/27/2018 6:00 AM

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. Continue Reading
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