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We now can sell term life insurance through Mapfre/Commerce

Do you already have life insurance and a Mapfre / Commerce auto policy? Well now you can write your life insurance through Mapfre /Commerce and get a 2% discount on your auto insurance through The Commerce Insurance Company. We are licensed to sell the following term life options through Mapfre / Commerce:

Mapfre / Commerce Keeps Life Insurance Simple

  • No medical exam required
  • Easy online paperless process
  • Coverage decision in minutes for most applicants
  • 10, 15, or 20 year term products with up to $200,000 in coverage
  • Premiums can be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually
  • No penalties for early policy termination


Heading off to college?

You should think about getting a renters policy when off campus. Renter policies can be really cheap (less than $200 a year) and cover your belonging at your apartment. Also please be aware that student away at school (school has to be located over 100 miles away) and good student discounts (3.0 GPA) are available for auto policies.




Instant Auto Quotes Available on Website

You can now get auto quotes instantly from four of our companies (Safety, Commerce, Plymouth Rock, and Quincy) on our website. Just visit our quoting page, plug in your information, and you will get four quotes at the end of process.

Please know that these are rough estimates based on the information put into the system. Someone from our agency will get notified of your desire for a quote. Once notified we will complete a full quote for you with these four companies as well as Progressive and Travelers and let you know the results.


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Home Inventory App

Keep track of your stuff, with a new free home inventory app.

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), more than half of Americans don’t have an inventory of their possessions—winging it isn’t a good strategy given the fact that severe weather events caused $43 billion dollars in property damage in 2011 alone. Check out NAIC’s great new home inventory app, which lets you quickly photograph, describe and store a list of your possessions electronically—so you can find it fast when you need it most.


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Safety Announces Bill Pay for Safety Mobile App

Safety Insurance is pleased to announce that we have upgraded our Safety Mobile application to include Bill Pay for your insureds.
As a reminder, Safety Mobile makes Safety’s services available at the fingertips of your insureds by providing:

  • Bill Pay
  • Access to their account information (My account)
  • The ability to report an auto claim at the accident scene
  • Their auto insurance card(s)
  • Their agent information
  • Information on the VIP Claims Services
  • Latest Safety discounts and offerings

Safety Mobile is available for both the iPhone and Android devices. To learn more and download our app visit SafetyInsurance.com.


Winter Weather Tips

With the impending storm a lot of our companies have sent out winter weather reminders and tips. Here is some of the information from our companies:


Bunker Hill:

Although we have gotten off lightly with regard to winter weather this year, it looks as if that is going to change. Heavy snow and high winds are predicted and with that comes power outages and other damage. Remember, regardless of the weather, we are here for you and your customers. If your agency should lose power, please direct your customers to report their claims directly to our claim reporting center.

  • Be careful of tree limbs and wires
  • You may not be able to see wires that are touching branches.
  • Call a tree or yard company to handle damaged trees and limbs, if power lines are down.
  • Power outages increase the risk of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Make sure generators vent outside. Be careful when fueling. Plug in carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home.
  • If you use a woodstove or fireplace for heat, please monitor them closely.
  • Candles pose a major risk of fire. Don’t leave them unattended. Flashlights are a much safer source of light.
  • Please remember that gas grills are for outdoor use only.
  • Seek shelter if you need it. The American Red Cross and local media can provide a list of the shelters near you.
  • Charge your cell and smartphones.

Travelers:

Planning Ahead for Winter Weather
A major winter storm is expected to cross the Northeast tomorrow and Saturday, bringing high winds, heavy snow, and coastal storm surges. The potential exists for:

  1. Dangerous driving conditions.
  2. Property damage from high winds, downed tree limbs, and the weight of heavy snow on structures.
  3. Extended power outages.

The following resources from Travelers can help you and your customers stay safe during the storm. We are communicating to your PI and BI customers today to make them aware of these and other resources available to them.

Personal Insurance:
Winter Driving Tips
Winter Storm Preparation
Ice Dams and Roof Snow Removal

Business Insurance:
Winter Driving Tips
Planning for Winter Storms
Plan Ahead for Winter Power Failures

Should you experience damage from this storm, Travelers is ready to help. Visit the Claim Center at travelers.com for information on how to access emergency services, prevent further damage, or report a claim to Travelers. You can also report a claim by calling us at 800-252-4633. You may wish to print this email for reference in case of a power outage.

Visit Riskcontrol.com for more information on how to protect your business from hazards of all types. Registration is free to all Travelers agents and business customers.


Safety Insurance Mobile Website

Safety Insurance is very excited to announce the Safety Mobile website. The new Safety Mobile website is an optimized version of Safety Insurance’s websie designed to work with web browsers on most mobile devices including iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. When accessing Safety Insurance’s websie from a mobile device users will automatically be directed to Safety Insurance’s new mobile websitewhere they will have the ability to:

  • Pay bill using a checking account, credit card or debit card
  • Report an auto claim at the accident scene
  • View insurance card(s)
  • View agent information
  • Access information on VIP Claims Services
  • Follow Safety on Facebook and Twitter
  • Download Safety Mobile App for iPhone and Android
  • View the latest Safety discounts and offerings