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Posted by on 3/15/2019 11:56 AM


Officials recently released a list of the top 10 most cited OSHA violations for 2018. The report documents the leading citations throughout their fiscal year, October through September. The goal of releasing the top violations is to help businesses identify and prevent the most common safety risks in the workplace.  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 10/29/2018 8:00 AM

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 ... Continue Reading
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Posted by on 7/26/2018 8:00 AM

Doing good is at the core of everything we do here at Eastern Insurance. We truly do follow the message of the Join Us For Good campaign,created in collaboration with our parent company, Eastern Bank, to thank those who help awaken good in their communities, celebrate the differences they are making, and help them continue to prosper.

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Posted by on 6/26/2018 11:47 AM

Every year, there are changes to compliance regulations and it can be difficult to understand them as well as meet the compliance deadlines, especially when you are focused on running and maintaining business operations. There are a few OSHA compliance updates that require your attention this year, including the OSHA electronic reports, the final rule on beryllium exposure, and the final rule on respirable crystalline silica. Learn more about these rules and how you can meet compliance before the deadlines.


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Posted by on 5/28/2018 12:00 PM

Business owners have a lot to consider. From creating a business plan, building a website, and hiring employees to developing a cybersecurity plan, and purchasing the right insurance coverages to protect your venture. This can be an overwhelming process as you want to ensure your business is protected from any risk your business might face. One coverage option, a business owner’s policy (BOP), can take the guesswork out of the process. In this post, we’ll explain what a BOP is and why it could be a great option for your business. 


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