For many, there is no better time of the year than summertime to be outside in the yard enjoying the weather and sunshine. Warm temperatures and longer days make the perfect backdrop for picnicking, barbecuing or just enjoying drinks and snacks on the deck or patio.
Your home in the summer should be a source of enjoyment, both inside and outside. The harsh winter, however, can leave its mark, which can temper or even ruin your summer enjoyment if you do not prepare. A bit of time spent on seasonal maintenance can keep your home in top shape for the warmest season.
As the summer months approach, so too, do thoughts of hitting the road for a family vacation. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nine out of 10 Americans drive to their travel destination.1
If you are among those planning to hit the road, remember that safe driving starts before you even leave the driveway. Securing luggage, maintaining vehicle balance and keeping clear lines of sight from the driver's seat are key elements in packing your car safely for the long drive.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you load up your luggage, coolers and other vacation necessities:
If you're planning a home renovation, you may want to call your insurance agent first because this decision can impact your homeowners insurance. Some home renovations will change the amount of coverage you need, while others could even help you qualify for a discount.
We cover six common scenarios that could affect your insurance, so you can plan ahead.
1. Building a New Addition
2. Building a Pool
3. Adding a Deck
4. Renovating the Kitchen
5. Finishing the Basement
6. Redoing the Roof
The state has created a downloadable, printable pamphlet you can use to help notify your clients about the new “hands-free” law, which takes effect THIS SUNDAY, 2/23/2020! The new law makes it illegal to touch any electronic device or phone while driving in MA, including when stopped at red lights or stop signs! All devices must be properly mounted and can only be used in hands-free mode. Penalties go up to $500 PLUS mandatory distracted driving education AND an insurance surcharge. READ MORE