News/Press Releases

Late Payments Impacted by Government Shutdown

  We recognize that the recent government shutdown has caused financial hardship on many of our customers. For our customers who are federal employees affected by the shutdown, we are here to assist you. Affected customers can contact our office with any billing questions or concerns as we are here to help. Phone: 781-444-3050 Email: […]

Compromise Reached on MA Short-Term Rentals (Airbnb) Legislation

The Massachusetts House and Senate reached a compromise on the short-term rentals bill that taxes and regulates short-term rentals through websites like Airbnb, including language that exempts owners who rent out their properties fewer than 15 days a year. Governor Baker signed the bill into law on December 28, 2018. Under the new law, all […]

Hurricane Safety

It has been 6 months since OSHA issued its’ new “Reasonable Reporting Procedure” Rule.

OSHA’s “Reasonable Reporting Procedure” Rule – Are You In Compliance? It has been 6 months since OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) issued its’ “Reasonable Reporting Procedure” Rule {Regulation 1904.35(b)(1)(i)}. This regulation impacts both “blanket” post-accident drug testing policies and “reporting of accident” policies, yet there are many organizations that are still not aware of […]

Agency president Steve Aronson, announces Vertafore’s Certification to use the new standards

Agency president Steve Aronson, member of the ID Federation board of directors announces Vertafore’s Certification to use the new standards. This is expected to improve agency cyber security and streamline workflows. Aronson Insurance, partnering with The Hartford,  was the first local insurance agency in the country to use the new technology. For the full story:

Steven invites you to join him on this Webinar Series on How To Use Technology to Increase Revenue & Reduce Expenses

http://www2.rpost.com/aronson Steve Anderson, Steve Aronson & Jake Finnell will be discussing how to use technology to increase revenue and reduce expenses. With 30+ years experience in the insurance community, Steve Anderson educates insurance agents on how to use technology to increase revenue and reduce expenses. Steve is one of the industry’s top technology consultants and speakers, […]

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has finally approved the 2016 Massachusetts Automobile Policy forms

As recently announced by the Automobile Insurers of Massachusetts (AIB), the Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) has finally approved the 2016 Massachusetts Automobile Policy (MAP) forms. A significant number of changes from the 2008 policy are now in effect. The actual Policy form, as well as a detailed summary (memorandum) of changes are available at: […]

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 […]

UBER/lyft Drivers- BEWARE!

Ride hailing services continue to grow.  General Motors recently invested $500 million in Lyft, and, today bought the remains of Sidecar.  While many people like the services provided, the insurance industry continues to struggle with coverage vs. no coverage.  The standard Massachusetts personal auto insurance policy does not provide ANY coverage while your car is […]

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!

Angel Flight NE

On November 20th, we were proud to attend the annual Evening of Angels dinner and fundraiser of Angel Flight NE. Good friend and client Jamie Mitchel is one of the “angel” pilots who donates his time, energy and airplane so patients in need can get to the lifesaving medical care that they so desperately need. […]

Internet Explorer Users – Critical Update Needed

As of January 12, 2016 Microsoft will be doing away with patches that protect users from “drive-by” downloads and other browser vulnerabilities. Users must upgrade to a newer browser before the patches go away. Almost every month Internet Explorer continues to be one of the most likely targets of hackers and attackers. CLICK HERE to read […]

Another Proud Sponsor

Aronson Insurance is proud to be a sponsor of the Melanoma Foundation of New England’s 20th “Shades of Hope” event at the Four Seasons on November 20th. Thanks to friend and client, Dr. Lisa Cohen, for her strong leadership at MFNE. This year, “Shades of Hope” was emceed by WCVB’s award-winning Anchor and reporter Phil Lipof. […]

Restaurants and Retailers Beware : EMV Chip Credit Cards

Up until the introduction of the EMV chip cards on October 1, 2015, fraudulent transactions could be made from the black magnetic strip on the back of credit cards. Information stored on the magnetic strip never changes. Because of this, the credit card companies would be responsible for reimbursement of any fraudulent activity. Now, liability has been […]

Distractology 101

Recently, at Newton North High School, students participated in an interactive program developed by Arbella Insurance. This program teaches new drivers the dangers of distracted driving. We were happy to have been given the opportunity to sponsor this program this year.

Distractology Comes to Newton North High School 10/6-10/10

Aronson Insurance will be bringing the Distractology 101 tour to Newton North High School from October 6th – October 10th. This is an interactive program developed by the Arbella Insuranc Foundation to teach drivers the dangers of distracted driving. To read more about this program Click Here.

We Have Earned Another Award!

    The Aronson Team has earned yet another award! We were presented with the Hometown Best Readers’ Choice Award for 2015! Thank you to all of our clients that took the time to vote for us!

Part of the Aronson Difference

Aronson Insurance Agency continues to receive the Five Star Designation: Award of Distinction from the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA).Aronson is 1 of 28 agencies in the state to achieve this award! In order to achieve this award agencies are required to complete a review which examines an agency’s key imperatives which includes: Customer […]

We Did It Again!

        For our 13th year in a row Aronson Insurance Agency has been awarded the 2015 Readers Choice Awards #1 choice for both our Needham and Newton locations! We have also been awarded the 2015 Regional Silver Award for being a regional favorite in the industry! Way to go, Aronson Team!                       Click here […]

Kudos to the Aronson Team

Kudos to the Aronson team!! We’ve recently received a wonderful compliment from another satisfied customer! Their comments …  Dear Aronson Team, We are so appreciative of your support, advice, and encouragement during the past months as we engaged with Safety Insurance to cover repairs to our house from this winter’s damage.  While are grateful and […]

Chubb To Be Acquired by ACE

On July 1st it was announced that ACE Ltd. (ACE) will acquire Chubb Insurance (CB) in 2016. This transaction brings together two insurance companies with complementary capabilities, assets and geographic footprints. This is especially great news for you, our clients, as the combined company will be financially stronger, with an enhanced global presence, a wider […]

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 […]

Chubb Earns Top Marks in Claims Satisfaction Survey

  We are pleased to share that Chubb was ranked as the highest quality provider of primary Business Insurance and the second highest quality provider of Property Claims service in the 2015 Advisen Claims Satisfaction Survey. The survey of 544 risk manager and broker respondents evaluated a variety of claims handling best practices. We are […]

Are You Using Your Windshield Wipers?

It’s raining today! I’m using my windshield wipers. The new MA law REQUIRES you to use your headlights whenever you use your wipers. Check out our very own Kevin Giovanucci explaining the new law on Channel 5 News: http://www.wcvb.com/news/new-headlight-wiper-law-goes-into-effect/32264050  

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 […]

State Helps Small Businesses

Recognizing the hardships small businesses throughout the state have faced due to the unprecedented snowfall this winter, Governor Charlie Baker has announced that the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) has approved a snow storm loan fund. This fund has been established to assist small businesses regain financial stability and recover from lost storm revenue. MGCC will […]

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

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 […]