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Aronson Insurance Blog

Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim for Ice Dam Damage

From freezing pipes to roads covered in snow and ice, winter in Massachusetts comes with a big set of headaches. As the snow starts to melt, however, some local homeowners face even bigger problems on their property: ice dams. When water freezes along the gutter of your roof, it forms a dam-like structure that prevents […]

How to Protect Yourself from Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

Being involved in an auto accident with an Underinsured or entirely Uninsured driver can add even more concern, confusion, and cost to the incident.  Fortunately, there are two amazing coverages to help protect yourself in these situations, Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Uninsured Motorist Coverage.  These coverages are often overlooked and underappreciated yet bring tremendous value.   […]

How to Reduce Your Massachusetts Auto Insurance Premium

Massachusetts has seen a steady increase in insurance rates over the last several years—particularly in home and auto insurance. As Massachusetts continues to provide a wider range of insurance options to its residents, many of our clients have asked if there are ways they can reduce the premiums of their current insurance plans. Ways to […]

Safeguard Your Business with Cyber Insurance

We have all read about different types of cyber-attacks and know criminals are always looking at new ways to strike.  Many businesses have implemented securities to help prevent attacks.  Still, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Massachusetts is one of the top states for cyber-crime losses.  These attacks have created a need for […]

What Does a Personal Umbrella Policy Cover?

Anyone who takes out an insurance policy is protecting themselves, their assets, or their loved ones in the event of an accident or another unexpected event. However, these incidents can come with highly unpredictable costs, and the only way to supplement for expenses that extend beyond your regular insurance policies is to have a Personal […]

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 […]