Over the past few months, those of us living on the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island have spent an unprecedented amount of time in our houses, condos, and apartments. Now, as restrictions related to COVID-19 are loosening up, we’re sure that you and your family are looking forward to visiting your favorite restaurants, stores, and playgrounds and may even be excited about getting back to work. However, as most stay-at-home orders are lifted, it’s likely that our homes will remain the central hub of activity for this summer and beyond. As you continue to hang around the house, it’s essential to know that it comes with its risks as well.
Many old buildings in Fall River, MA, have incredible stories to tell and history lessons to teach about our local area and beyond. The Fall River Historical Society on Rock Street, for example, is a treasure trove of local artifacts, including old manuscripts, drawings, paintings, photographs, furniture, and sculptures. There’s also the Lafayette-Durfee House on Cherry Street. Belonging to Colonel Joseph Durfee, who is famous for leading the Fall River militia during the War of Independence, this house contains hand-stitched clothing, civilian muskets and military weapons, medical equipment, and cooking and other household items, all from the 1700s.
During this uniquely challenging and confusing time, HIG is doing our best to share as much straightforward and helpful information as we can with the people and communities we serve. Today, we would like to dive into some of the financial support for individuals and families that is included in the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
With Massachusetts Governor Baker and Rhode Island Governor Raimondo’s recent executive orders for all non-essential businesses to temporarily close their brick-and-mortar facilities, small businesses throughout the region are being financially impacted. During this uncertain and unprecedented time, many business owners are left with more questions than answers. Unfortunately, this likely won’t change anytime soon. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop, our team is unable to speak directly to how business insurance policies will respond to a claim, and we would urge you to be wary of any agent who suggests otherwise. However, there are three things we can share with you at this time.
The current COVID-19 outbreak is evolving daily. Here at HIG, we are prepared and want to share that if you are not comfortable coming into the HIG Fall River or Somerset offices, we have other options for you to work with our team.
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.
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.