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5 Tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday

The holiday season in New England is a beautiful and festive time of year. From Christmas trees to holiday lights to family gatherings, you’ll always notice more smiles around the holidays! But there are also some safety hazards that come with food, travel, and trimmings. Decorate safely and keep your holidays merry and bright with these five holiday safety tips. Avoid The Gift of Food Poisoning Few things can mar a festive family dinner more than a bout of food poisoning! Keep your cooking top notch with these guidelines from U.S. Department of Health and Food Services: Do not wash

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How To Protect Your Car And Home From Hail

Severe weather can strike at any time–as we saw a few weeks ago when golf ball sized hail took Massachusetts by storm in the middle of summer. If you’ve experienced a hailstorm you know that these small balls of ice are much more dangerous than they look. The rare form of precipitation is also the most dangerous, and even small sized hail can cause substantial damage to the unprepared car or home. The average hailstorm lasts about five minutes, but according to reports by the National Weather Service, hail causes upwards of a billion dollars worth of damage every year.

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5 Reasons You Need Rental Insurance

The adage “safety is priceless” is rarely more apt than when it’s used to describe rental insurance. A lot of times it takes a loss before you realize that while rental insurance in Fall River or the surrounding communities isn’t always mandatory, it is always necessary. Many Fall River residents learned this the hard way after a devastating winter of intense snowfall left many apartments flooded due to ice dams and their belongings damaged. If you are getting ready to move into a new apartment and don’t have rental insurance, here are five reasons getting a quote is the right

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5 Summer Boating Safety Tips

Summertime is all about water—water to hydrate, sprinklers to cool down, beaches to listen to waves and boats for adventure. Water can be your best friend but also your most unpredictable one. Every time you go on a boat it’s a new experience. A boat can be a big investment but with the proper care and liability insurance a boat can transform your summer time activities. Stay safe with these five tips for boating safely this summer. 1. Pre-Departure Checklist If it’s a vehicle there is always a safety checklist. Just like when you check your mirrors when you get

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HIG Gets Social

As a local insurance agent that has been around for more than a hundred years, we’ve seen a lot here at HIG. We’ve seen the evolution of technology since the WWW first came out over 20 years ago. We’ve seen phone calls turn into Yelp reviews and #hiring turn into a hashtag on Twitter. The one thing that has not changed is our desire to be more connected with our community, and to be there for you with the latest news and tips 24/7. Which is why we’re excited to announce that you can be more connected with HIG than