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 4/29/2019 12:49 PM

Employers — does your business require employees to drive for work? If so, what are you doing to combat the dangers of distracted driving? In almost every state, the percentage of distracted driving related accidents has increased in recent years, making distracted driving a risk that business owners can not afford to ignore. This is especially true if your employees feel that using their phone while behind the wheel is a part of the job. From checking voicemails and email to making calls from the car, distracted driving is no longer limited to handheld devices — studies show that hands-free distractions also pose a safety risk. And at the end of the day, employers are responsible for ensuring their drivers adhere to federal and state regulations — including those about cell phone use while driving.   Continue Reading
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Posted by on 3/29/2019 12:04 PM

  Here at Eastern Insurance, we pride ourselves on being a women-led company, with 2/3 of our staff, and our managers, being female. In honor of National Women’s History Month, we’re sharing a few stories and pieces of advice from some of the women of Eastern Insurance. “Most people I know didn’t go into insurance specifically, we seem to fall into it. For me, my kids were all in school and it was a bet from my husband that I couldn’t get a job! Well, shortly after calling my sister who worked in the insurance industry, I had a part-time job working mother’s hours and learning the world of insurance. Over 20 later, I still love my job and have been working with many of the same people. There is always opportunity to learn and grow in insurance. Whether you are a number cruncher (underwriter), like working with people (service team or sales), or enjoy research and marketing, there are so many opportunities within the industry. It is also inclusive from a demogr ... Continue Reading
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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 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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