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Home Insurance Isn’t Only for Homeowners

Congratulations!  After a long search, you’ve finally moved in to your first place. Although it’s a rental, you’ve spent the time and money to furnish it with everyday essentials, and are eager to begin living in your new digs. Read More.

 

Stay Safe After the Storm

So far winter has been treading relatively lightly on the New England area, at least compared to the record-breaking snowfall of 2015. But Amherst Insurance wants to make sure you stay on your toes, because even though the groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year, winter is very far from being over.  Read More.

 

Over the River and Through the Woods

If you’re planning to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, you won’t be alone. According to AAA, in 2014, some 46.3 million people hopped in their cars in anticipation of turkey, family, and football. Read More.

 

Watch for Deer in Love

Shortened days, slippery downed leaves and tree limbs, and increased holiday road congestion are enough to make drivers jumpy during the fall season. But add to these inconveniences deer-mating season — or rutting — and it’s a trifecta of dangerous driving conditions. Read More.

 

Autumn Leaves Present Driving Hazards

In the Fall, leaves are beautiful to see, but when wet or in piles, they present driving hazards unique to the season. Prepare for fall driving conditions by having your vehicles’ tires, brakes and wipers checked before heading out. Read More.

 

How to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

It’s that time of the year again: time to pack your friends or family in the car and hit the open road. Read more to learn a few things to keep in mind as you plan.

 

Summer months can be the deadliest time of year for teen drivers. Parents can help to lower their child’s risk by following our five tips for safe teen summer driving.

 

Did you know that April is National Car Care Month? ‘Spring’ into action and follow a few basic maintenance tips to make sure your vehicle is running at peak performance for the summer driving season. Read More.

 

As outlined in the March 26th edition of The Massachusetts Agent, there is a new law effective April 7, 2015 that would require drivers to turn on their headlights and tail lights whenever they turn on their windshield wipers. To assist you in getting this important information to your insureds, MAIA has designed a new marketing stuffer about the law in layman’s terms. For More info, click here.

 

March 2015: Car Care in the Cold

It’s March but we still are encountering sub-zero temperatures! Spring should be right around the corner, but in the meantime, there are some tips to take care of you car in these final weeks (we hope!) when temperatures go below freezing. Read More.

 

February 2015: Protecting Your Property From Winter Weather

It’s that time of the year again for freezing weather and winter storms. Freezing weather can cause pipes to burst and snow and ice build ups on roof tops can lead to potential roof collapse. Read More.

 

January 2015: Winter Driving Tips

Depending on where you live, driving in winter can be a challenge. Operating your vehicle safely may require extra effort during the winter months. Learn more about a few Winter Driving Tips to keep you safe. Read More.

 

December 2014: The Care and Decorating of Your Christmas Tree

Having a Christmas tree in your home during the holidays can greatly enhance your holiday atmosphere with the smells of pine and the natural beauty of a freshly cut tree. However, it is important to take steps to ensure that your tree stays fresh and fire safe while it is in your home. Read More.

Ho Ho Holiday Spending

While many Americans emphasize giving and gratitude during the holidays, there is little doubt that consumerism also plays a significant role. This year, Christmas commercials have been showing on televison before the Halloween candy was out on the shelves. What will Americans be spending this holiday season? What is the holiday forecast?

Trick or Treat Safety

Regardless of the increased dangers, trick-or-treating is a Halloween tradition that your kids won’t want to miss out on. This means the kids will need to exercise increased awareness when it comes to avoiding danger this Halloween.

Tips for the College Bound

College is expensive enough without the added cost of unexpected accidents or theft not covered by your insurance policy. If you have a student heading away to school, below are a few tips to help you get the most out of your coverage.

Motorcycle Safety on the Roads

With the warm weather finally here, there will be more motorcycles than ever on the highways and roads. It’s important to be aware of them when on the road and give both extra space and extra attention.

The Ultimate 8 Fall Home Maintenance Tips
With spring cleaning far behind, and summer fun all but over, it’s time to start fall home maintenance.

Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips from Trusted Choice®
Trusted Choice® agents and consumers offer the best safety practices for families during Halloween

Cyber Bullying
Cyber bullying, a recent phenomenon that has coincided with the growing use of Internet and mobile devices, has tragic …

Make Fire Emergency Readiness an October Tradition
Add a new custom to the October traditions of Halloween candy, costumes and setting back your clocks: The end of Daylight …

Hunting Safety
As hunting season comes to a head, many professionals are gearing up to find game for the holidays. Whether a professional or …

INSURANCE AND DIVORCE
If you are going through a divorce, talk to your Trusted Choice® Independent Insurance Agent about the proper steps to making …

RV Trip? Make Happy Trails, Not Painful Travails
The concept of sightseeing no doubt predates the invention of the wheel. The cave man equivalent of “Kilroy was here!” has been …

School’s Back in Session: Back to School Tips
It is that time of year again! Uniforms are laid out, lunches are packed, and school buses are on the road everywhere. As the …

Your Grill Should Cook, Not Burn

COLLEGE BOUND
Trusted Choice® Independent Insurance Agents are here to help you and your soon-to-be college student.

MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE: Only two wheels, same great coverage
The open road should be the only thing on your mind when you’re on your bike this summer. Trusted Choice® Independent Insurance …

DOGS & INSURANCE: The bite is worse than the bark
You don’t have to search far to find a story about the numerous dog bite incidents that happen in the country each year. While …

Peace of Mind for Summer Home Renters
A home away from home is what most renters look for during summer vacation. The perks of more space and privacy in a vacation …

Fourth of July Fireworks: Beautiful, Patriotic… and Dangerous
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 60% of all fireworks injuries occur around July 4th. While these loud …

Make Sure Your Stuff Is Protected When You Move
Moving generally indicates an exciting time of transition and life change- whether it’s moving from the parents’ basement to a …

In Sickness and In Health: Health Insurance for Newlyweds
Getting married and embarking on a new life together is one of the most exciting experiences in two people’s lives. It’s a time …