According to the Insurance Information Institute, distracted driving accidents have accounted for over 3,000 fatalities every year for the past decade. This is an alarming statistic that the state of Massachusetts has decided to address with a new law, called “An Act Requiring The Hands-Free Use of Mobile Telephones While Driving, which bans the use of hand-held mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle.
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How Your Insurance Professional Can Be a Hero If You Ever Experience a House Fire.
“Not Every Hero Wears A Cape” is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2019. Sponsored annually by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the event this year focuses on how each and every one of us is equipped with the “powers” to take small but important actions to keep ourselves and those around us safe in the event of a fire. For homeowners like you, this means that you can be a hero by regularly testing your smoke alarms and planning and practicing your family’s escape route. Whereas for firefighters, being a hero means responding first
Is your business in one of the eight most targeted industries for cyberattacks? Find out how HIG can help you manage your cyber risk and keep you protected from cyber threats.
A very real threat to you and your bank account is lurking in your home, and there’s a good chance that you are doing nothing to combat it – water damage.
As experienced insurance agents, we know that water damage is one of the most common property damage-related claims, which was our biggest motivator behind this post. Throughout this blog, we will be exploring why water damage is a real risk that every homeowner should seriously consider and how to combat it with modern technology, deliberate preparation, and a little ingenuity.
Temperatures are dropping here in New England — which means more residents are cozying up inside their homes. Here at HIG, we want you and your family to stay warm during the cold months ahead, but we also want you to remain safe, which is why we’re offering important information to keep in mind when heating your home this season.
Living in New England, homeowners see their fair share of storms including heavy rainfall, lightning strikes, and strong winds. Without the right insurance coverage, storm damage can be devastating both emotionally and financially for homeowners; which is why it pays to work with a local, knowledgeable insurance agency like HIG Insurance.
The summer months are the perfect time for relaxing, soaking up the sun, and getting away. Once you double check that you’ve packed everything you need for a stress-free vacation, don’t forget to check home security off your list. The last thing you want is to return from your vacation to find that your house has been broken into. Not sure where to start? The HIG team has your back and is here to offer some helpful tips you can take to protect your home while you’re away.
When it comes to your swimming pool, homeowners insurance helps in two ways. If your pool is damaged by a covered loss, such as a fire, lightning strikes, or vandalism, coverage for the structure of your home or coverage for personal belongings, can help pay for repairs. Your homeowners policy also offers liability protection, which can help pay for bills related to an injury occurring in or around your pool. However, it is important to note that your policy limits will most likely need to be adjusted to ensure you have the adequate coverage for your swimming pool.
When it comes to medical and health care providers, cyber security is not something to be ignored. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires personally identifiable information (PII) and other data to be kept both private and secure. Therefore, HIPAA cyber security compliance requirements must be met in order to protect confidential and private patient records. Here at HIG, our priority is to help health care providers and medical offices understand cyber security risks and how to overcome them.
As a medical professional, you no doubt already carry medical malpractice insurance. In most states this insurance is not only essential for physicians and other health care service providers, but also a legal requirement. However, while your malpractice insurance will provide you with coverage for liability arising from disputed services that result in a patient’s injury or death, this is certainly not the only insurance product that you need to protect yourself, your business and your employees. Learn more about the various coverages you may need and how HIG can help you find the best insurance options for medical offices and health care practices.