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Low Plate Lottery - June 11-August 11, 2014

The 2014 RMV Plate Lottery begins June 13 thru August 11th. There are only 160 low number plates available, so we encourage you to register today for the drawing.

Flood Insurance Changes

There have been a significant number of changes to flood insurance via a new bill, “Menendez-Grimm Homeowner Insurance Affordability Act”. Among the changes are a number of repeals to the Biggert-Waters bill.

Hackers Shift Cyber Attacks to Small Firms

If you think as a small business owner you are immune from cyber crimes, think again. Cyber crime is on the rise.

Swimming Pool Safety

With the warm weather here, it is time to open up the background swimming pool. Before you do, here are some helpful tips to keep you, your family, and your visitors safe and protected.

MA Workers' Compensation Rates & Construction Class Credit Program - Changes Approved Effective 4/1/14

Effective 4/1/14, the Commissioner of Insurance has approved the general revision of worker's compensation rates. Despite no overall rate increase, it is important to note that actual rate increases or decreases will change to reflect industry group differentials and new class relatives.

Government Publishes Guidelines for Cyber Security Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its voluntary industry standards and best practices to prevent cyber attacks. The publication – “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” consists of three divisions: core, tiers, and profiles.

10 Tips to Remember Before Leaving for Winter Vacation

Before leaving on that great winter vacation, here are some helpful tips to assure that you return home to a safe and secure home.

Driscoll Agency merger with Cross Financial Corporation

We are pleased to announce the merger of The Driscoll Agency, Inc. with Cross Financial Corporation, headquartered in Bangor, Maine, effective February 1, 2014.

OSHA 300A “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” must be posted by February 1, 2014 in order to be in compliance.

The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” must be posted by February 1 and kept up until April 30, 2014. This notice must be posted in a conspicuous space.

Car Emergency Kit

In these cold temperatures, you never know when you may be stranded in your car. To prepare for this type of emergency, we suggest putting together an emergency kit. Here are the items that you should have: