News/Press Releases

Auto Theft Prevention

July 24 2016 National Insurance Crime Bureau has published its annual report examining motor vehicle theft for Massachusetts. Of note is the fact that not only are older cars being stolen, but newer cars with factory anti-theft protection are also on the list. The first line of defense is the consumer / owner. Their actions […]

Progressive Settles Class-Action Suit In Massachusetts

According to an article by Patrick Johnson in The Republican / Masslive , two Springfield law firms have settled a federal class-action lawsuit against Progressive Direct that has the potential to pay out more than $8 million to 4,300 Massachusetts residents in an ongoing dispute over Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. The two law firms […]

Needham office closing Early 12/17

The Needham office will be closing at 1:30 today. If you should need any assistance, you may contact the Sharon office at 781-444-3050. Thank you!

Toyota To Have Self-Driving Cars On The Road By 2020

Toyota is accelerating the rollout of their autonomous-drive technology with hope to have vehicles on the road by 202 using it. Check out the article regarding this fascinating, up and coming, technology. http://fpn.advisen.com/fpnHomepagep.shtml?resource_id=246833704-955088337#top

Guide to Data Security

Agency president Steve Aronson is Chairman of the IIABA’s ACT working group that created a great, brief Pocket Guide to Data Security for small businesses. Easy to read – a must for all small businesses to follow. Please pay attention before you have a data breach!   http://bit.ly/1ThatW1

Steven Aronson Joins Board of Directors of ID Federation

Steve Aronson, President of Aronson Insurance, has joined the board of directors of ID Federation, a coalition dedicated to improving data security in the insurance industry. An agency technology leader and advocate for over 25 years, Steve has held committee and leadership positions with insurance industry users groups including NetVU, AUGIE (ACORD User Groups Information […]

Massachusetts Senate Removes Surcharge From Headlights Law

Massachusetts Senate voted to join the House in lessening the impact of the new law of requiring motorists to turn on their headlights whenever operating their windshield wipers. Under a state budget amendment unanimously approved by senators, anyone violating the law will not be subject to a surcharge on their auto insurance premiums. The law itself will […]

Questions/Answers Regarding Homeowner Claims due to 2015 Storm Damage.

Here is a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding claims due to damage from this year’s winter.  As always, please feel free to call our office if you have questions!   Q: My home has been damaged, is it covered? Should I file a claim? Will my rates go up? Will I be canceled for […]

How Many Ice Dam Deductibles?

As the snow continues to melt and the days are getting longer we are slowly returning to normalcy here in New England. The recent slow melt and lack of significant precipitation has resulted in a best case scenario as it pertains to ice dams. The icicles have all but disappeared and we are starting to […]

Steps to Protect your Home from Snow and Ice

Check out the following segment from Channel 5’s news last night on how to protect your home! There’s a brief segment from our offices in Needham and Kevin Giovanucci! http://www.wcvb.com/weather/steps-to-protect-your-home-from-snow-and-ice/31345392 Stay Safe!  

Buildup of Ice & Snow and Ice Dams

What to do if you are experiencing an Ice Dam: First and foremost  – SAFETY FIRST.  Do not do anything that risks personal injury or further damage. You need to clear the roof of snow on pitched roofs from the gutter edge and up five feet.  For flat roofs, clear off what you can – […]

Extreme Weather Alert

Massachusetts will experience a severe and potentially historic storm Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning, complete with snow measured in feet, damaging winds, and serious coastal flooding. A corridor of heavy, wet snow is expected in southeast MA (east of I-95) where temperatures will near 32 degrees, making for heavy wet snow. Elsewhere, colder temperatures (teens […]

TRIA Extended

We are pleased to note that on January 12, 2015 President Obama signed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 into law. TRIA has been extended without a lapse through December 31, 2020. The extension of the law means that there will be no changes in coverage or pricing to policies that are […]

MA Voters Guarantee Sick Leave For All Commonwealth Employees

As we ring in the New Year, many employers will need to review their personnel policies to ensure that they are up to date, particularly in light of the recently approved a sick-leave ballot initiative, making Massachusetts the third state in the nation with mandatory paid sick-leave.  The referendum is broad reaching in that it […]

CRE Managers Need to be Small-Minded

  Small construction and renovation projects need careful attention when it comes to the agreement between the owner and contractor.  Preprinted work orders and agreements from the contractor rarely provide much, if any, protection for the property owner.  Attorney Lydia Chesnick, a partner at Bernkopf Goodman in Boston has written an excellent article about some […]

For Landlords: Wireless service providers are continuing to seek new rooftop lease opportunities for their equipment.

Landlords should be aware of the short-term gains, but long-term pitfalls.  Read Bernkopf Goodman partner Attorney Sheryl Starr’s excellent article on this subject. http://www.bg-llp.com/86278B/assets/files/News/09-29-14-Starr-reprint.pdf . Feel free to contact her if you have any additional questions.

Words Do Matter in Sexual Harrassment Claims

  According to the lawsuit, the woman was subjected to repeated sexual harassment and discrimination.  She claims the harassment involved repeated comments from the organization’s president, including references to using her “sexy red lips” to achieve success in her job. A great checklist to help your business avoid harassment claims… read more in the article’s […]

MassRealty Online Interview with Steven Aronson

Check out my latest interview with MassRealty.com as we discuss what is really covered by your homeowners insurance. A few things discussed are: Minimum insurance coverage for your home Important things that would not be covered by homeowners insurance Replacement cost coverage is not enough Coverage needed when there is a regional disaster Click here […]

Apple iOS bug lets fake apps sneak onto iPhones, iPads – CNET

See the attached article regarding fake apps being downloaded to Apple devices.   http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-ios-bug-lets-fake-apps-sneak-onto-iphones-ipads/

Smartphones Getting Hacked

Hackers can now hijack your smartphone from 30 feet away says expert Matthew Solnik. As quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article, they have figured out how to remotely take over an iPhone, BlackBerry or Android. To read more

Local Independent Agent Selected to Offer the AARP® Massachusetts Auto and Home Insurance Program from Plymouth Rock Assurance and Bunker Hill Insurance

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Somewhat misleading Boston Globe headline: “Mass. Nixes hike in Workers Compensation Rates”

In our continuing effort to keep you informed, we believe that clarification is needed about changes that have just been approved by the State of Massachusetts, impacting Workers Compensation Rates. Despite what was reported in the Boston Globe headlines, Workers Comp rates ARE changing.  And, for many businesses, they will be going up. (Please don’t […]

Aronson Insurance Acquires Shuffain Insurance of Sharon

Needham, Mass – January 1, 2014: Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Shuffain Insurance Agency of Sharon, Massachusetts.  The Aronson-Shuffain partnership will provide clients on the South Shore greater access to the finest, innovative and competitive insurance products and services […]

Aronson Insurance Voted Number One Insurance Agency for Eleventh Year

Community members select Aronson Insurance as a winner in the 2013 Readers Choice Awards in the category of Insurance Agency Needham, Mass – July 5, 2013: Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a 2013 Reader’s Choice Award winner […]

Aronson Insurance Continues to Educate Newton Teen’s on Dangers of Distracted Driving with Distractology 101™ Tour

Agency brings Mobile Classroom and High-Tech Driving Simulations Designed to Educate Young Drivers First Hand to Newton for Second Time in Six Months Needham & Newton, Mass., February 15, 2013 – Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is proud to bring, for the second time, the state-of-the-art Distractology […]

Newton News

On Friday, November 2, Aronson Insurance, in partnership with Arbella Insurance, hosted an event at Newton North High School, to raise awareness of Distracted Driving. In attendance were Newton Mayor Setti Warren, Newton Police Chief Howard Mintz, School Committee members, Alderman and students, amongst others. Aronson Insurance sponsored “Distractology 101: A Crash Course In Distracted […]

Aronson Insurance Brings Distractology 101™ Tour to Newton to Educate Teen Drivers on Dangers of Distracted Driving

Mobile Classroom and High-Tech Driving Simulations Designed to Educate Young Drivers First Hand Needham & Newton, Mass., October 18, 2012 – Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is proud to bring the state-of-the-art Distractology 101 tour to Newton during the week of October 30 – November 3, 2012. […]

Aronson Insurance Receives Two Prestigious Awards and “Best In Class” Designation

Readers Choice Names Aronson Insurance #1 Insurance Agency in Newton and Needham for 10th Straight Year; Re-Certified as a Five Star Designated Insurance Agency Needham & Newton, Mass – July 12, 2012: Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as […]

Got a perfect gift? Insure it!

Got a perfect gift? Insure it! By Marissa Goldstein Insurance Specialist at Aronson Insurance It’s sparkling, it’s dazzling, it’s perfect! Imagine you have uncovered the perfect gift that will last a lifetime for that special person in your life. Isn’t that a great feeling? Whether it’s a beautiful necklace for that special someone, a timeless […]

Aronson Insurance Voted Number One Insurance Agency for Ninth Straight Year

Aronson Insurance Agency’s President & CEO presents at the ACORD Commercial Lines Insurance Carrier Session in Dallas, Texas Needham & Newton, Mass – June 17, 2011: Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is pleased to announce that Steven Aronson, President & CEO of Aronson Insurance, was selected to […]

Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage

By Marissa Goldstein Aronson Insurance Spring is synonymous with warm weather and blooming flowers. It also means spring showers and basement flooding. Did you know that everyone’s neighborhood can flood and that flash flooding occurs in all 50 states? Did you also know that everyone lives in a flood zone? Worst of all, most homeowners […]

Plymouth Rock Announces Credit Card Payment

We’ve listened to your requests and we’re excited to announce that we will accept new payment options beginning today, Monday, December 13. Plymouth Rock will now accept payment by credit and debit cards from all customers 24 hours a day via phone and via eServices. Credit Card/Debit Card Payments Their new credit and debit card payment […]

Steven Aronson Discusses Techniques and Technologies To Help Insurance Agencies Succeed

Aronson Insurance Agency’s President & CEO presents at the ACORD Commercial Lines Insurance Carrier Session in Dallas, Texas Needham & Newton, Mass – June 17, 2011: Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is pleased to announce that Steven Aronson, President & CEO of Aronson Insurance, was selected to […]

Aronson Insurance Bolsters Sales Team

Needham, Mass – April 5, 2011: Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is pleased to announce that Joan Pagel and Marissa Goldstein will join the growing sales team as Sales Manager and Producer, respectively. In her new role, Joan will be responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing […]

programbusiness.com article featuring Steve Aronson

Featuring Bill Bunker, President, Vertafore Agency Markets Steve Aronson of Aronson Insurance uses Vertafore’s Producer Plus solution, which allows his producers to be more effective and efficient in gathering information from prospects and clients: “Producer Plus is a library of information that consists of industry profiles and their coverage descriptions and needs, risk exposure issues […]

President of Aronson Insurance Delivers Keynote on “Data & Email Security for Businesses”

Aronson Insurance Steven Aronson discusses how to manage personal information and data security at Goodville Mutual Insurance in Pennsylvania Needham & Newton, Mass – May 5, 2011: Aronson Insurance, a leading, award-winning independent insurance agency in the suburban Boston area, is pleased to announce that Steven Aronson, President & CEO of Aronson Insurance, was selected […]

Recession Can Be Risky Time to Skimp on Insurance Coverage

Ieva M. Augstums Barry Miller figured he was saving $100 a month when he scaled back his disability insurance. After all, he was healthy. “It just looked like the policy was too expensive,” said Miller, who was paying for his own disability insurance carried over from a previous job. “Sometimes you don’t know what will […]

Independent Agents are Best

Who should I buy my auto insurance from …  An independent agent?  Online?  Directly from an insurance company? Historically independent insurance agents had control of the private passenger auto insurance market in the Commonwealth, with market share approaching 80%. This was due to a variety of factors, one being the state-controlled fix-and-establish rating system.  But […]

Safety Insurance now accepts VISA & MasterCard

We are pleased to announce that Safety Insurance now accepts MasterCard & Visa credit cards as a form of payment. As a registered user of “My Account” at www.safetyinsurance.com, policyholders are now able to pay their bills using these new methods of payment. Credit and debit card payments can also be made using our new […]

RMV Reminder Service – Powered by Sendza

Welcome to the Registry of Motor Vehicles newest customer convenience — safe electronic notification services that will help you remember to renew your MA driver’s license or MA With this free service you determine how the RMV reminds you by email, phone or text (SMS) message. The RMV has partnered with Sendza, an outside firm […]

Time to test your Sump Pump

Sump pumps are used to remove water that accumulates in a basement sump pit. The purpose of sump pits is to collect water in one place for easy drainage to a place away from the home or building. Water may build up as a result of a high water table, drainage from a collection system […]

Aronson Insurance and CJ Insurance have merged

Aronson Insurance and CJ Insurance have merged to create CJ Aronson Insurance! Carl Sr., owner of CJ Insurance and a veteran of 40 years in the insurance business is “thrilled to join the Aronson Insurance team”. CJ Insurance was a small, 2 person agency in Newtonville, selling and servicing mostly personal insurance. Company representation was […]

Federal Aid Programs For Massachusetts Disaster Recovery

FEMA Release Date: March 29, 2010 Release Number: HQ-10-059Factsheet Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Rental payments for temporary housing […]