Aronson Insurance Blog

Governor Baker Approves New Short Term Housing Rental

Governor Baker Approves New Short Term Housing Rental (including AirBnB, VRBO ) Insurance Law and Taxes effective 7/1/2019 New Occupancy Tax, Statewide Registry, Insurance Requirements, and Inspections for Short Term Housing Rentals At the very end of 2018 without much fanfare, Governor Baker signed into law a bill regulating and taxing short-term rentals. The new […]

MA Registry of Motor Vehicles Cautions against Unofficial Websites

The MA RMV is cautioning consumers to make sure that they are using the official MassDOT RMV website http://www.mass.gov/rmv  when they are trying to renew a license or registration, schedule a road test, or process any transaction online.  Customers may inadvertently come across unofficial third-party websites or “mimic sites” that advertise similar services but have […]

Auto Theft Prevention

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 can go a […]

Tax Time Is Malware Time

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the tax season to launch a variety of scams aimed at gathering your data. Cyberattack experts recently discovered a new phishing campaign that sends a fraudulent email disguised as a legitimate refund message from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The email’s subject line says “Payment for tax refund #00 [then […]

Are Your Employees Trustworthy?

Only trusted employees can steal from you. Small business owners need to trust our key staff with the keys to the castle. But, things happen, and they may do stupid things – like share your profits without asking. Trust – but verify. Run Reports. Look carefully at bank statements at least once per quarter. Take […]

Thanks Dad!

Aronson Insurance is fortunate to be a 3rd generation, very successful business. We’re approaching 100 years of serving our clients with great customer service. While Bunny & I have succeeded at growing the firm – we have our Dad, Norman to thank. He provided us with a small about solid business foundation. More importantly, he had […]

Life Insurance. More Important Than Just a Death Benefit

Too many people assume that once you retire and your children have grown you can eliminate life insurance. Just the opposite is true.  Life insurance can, and should, play a key role in your overall retirement planning. Why is it that life insurance is the only form of insurance protection that people think they can drop […]

Fine Art Coverage

Collectors of Fine Arts need to protect their precious collections. But, even with the best systems in place, “stuff” can still happen.  With all due respect, most insurance companies are simply not qualified to properly cover valuable collections.  The clear leader in this field is Chubb.  They are the only insurance company with a separate […]

It’s Time to File Your Ice Dam Claims

Many of us have had damage to our homes due to the brutal winter we have just experienced. If you have damage, and you have yet to file a claim, you’ll want to do it now. Waiting any longer could result in the serious growth of mildew, or the claim could  be denied due to late […]

What’s That Noise?!

Have you heard unusual loud noises in the middle of the night? The jarring frost quakes have people around New England asking, “What was that?”. Sandra, from Framingham, began to search her attic after she heard a series of loud thuds that woke her up through the night. She said “It sounded like somebody dropped […]