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 2021 MAIA Advocacy Fund Supporters (6/9/2021) 
   

2021 MAIA Advocacy Fund Supporters

MAIA would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our growing list of 2021 donors! Your support is essential in allowing  MAIA’s Advocacy Team to voice your concerns to the Massachusetts legislators and regulators who impact your livelihood.

2021 MAIA Advocacy Fund Donors as of 6/7/2021


This list will be updated regularly as more donations are received!

 
A. P. Michaud Insurance Inc

Almeida & Carlson Ins.

Amherst Insurance Agency Inc

Anderson, Bagley & Mayo Ins Agcy Inc

Avanti Insurance Agency

Bair Insurance Agency

Baldwin/Welsh & Parker Insurance Agency Inc

Banas & Fickert Insurance Agcy

Bates Fullam Insurance Agency Inc

Burgin Platner and Company, LLC

Cabot Risk Strategies LLC

Cahill & Casey Insurance Agcy

Cassidy Associates

David J Donaghue Ins

Deep Associates Insurance Agency

Deland Gibson Insurance Assoc Inc

Dempsey Insurance Agency Inc (2)

DiMarzio, Duke, MacVarish, and Waterford Insurance

Dwight Rudd & Co

E A Stevens Company

Eastern Insurance Group LLC (2)

Eastern States Insurance Agcy

Elliot Whittier Insurance Svcs LLC

Everett & Sons Insurance Agcy Inc (2)

FBinsure

Feingold & Feingold Ins

Fitts Insurance Agency Inc

Flavin Insurance Agency, Inc

Forrest Insurance Agency

Francis J LaRovere Ins Agency Inc

Gallant Insurance

Garrett- Lynch Insurance Agcy

Gaudette Insurance Agency Inc

Gilbert Insurance Agency Inc

Gilmore & Farrell Insurance Agency Inc

Granite Insurance Agency

Hackwell - Boone Insurance Inc

Hayden Wood Insurance Agency Inc

Houston Insurance

HUB International New England LLC

Hutchins & Threatt Ins

J B McCaffrey Insurance Agcy Inc

James Page Insurance Agency Inc

John J Walsh Insurance

Kaplansky Insurance

Korzec Insurance Agency

Kunevich & Lau Ins

Leahy & Brown Insurance & Realty, Inc

McFinn Insurance Agency

Metro Boston Insurance Agency Inc

Michael G Conway Insurance

Michael Wish Insurance Agency

Milner Insurance Agency, Inc

Mobilio Insurance Agency

Morse Insurance Agency Inc

Moulton Insurance Agency Inc

MTM Insurance Associates LLC

Multi-Line Insurance Agency

Murray & MacDonald Insurance Svs Inc

Nordgren-Fandrich Insurance Agency

Northeast Insurance Agency Inc

O’Donoghue Insurance Agency Inc

Ostrander Insurance Agency

Peter L Chetsas Insurance Agcy

Philbin Ins Group

Phipps Insurance Agency

Polito Insurance Agcy

R A Reinbold Agency

Robert Powers Insurance Agency

Russell K McNeil Agency

Russo Insurance Agency Inc

Scatolini Insurance Agency Inc

Smith Bros - McAndrews Insurance

Stanton Insurance Agency Inc

T Edmund Garrity & Co Inc

Ted L Monteiro Jr. Insurance Agency Inc

USI Insurance Services LLC

W Allan Wilde & Son Insurance Agency Inc

Waverley Insurance Agency Inc

Wayside Insurance Agency Inc

William J O’Brien Insurance Agcy

 

If you have not yet had a chance to do so, please consider a contribution of at least $150 and add your name to our growing list of 2021 MAIA Advocacy Fund donors! This fund CAN accept corporate contributions! GIVE NOW


 Now is the Time to Discuss Flood Insurance with Your Clients! These Marketing Tools Can Help (6/8/2021) 
   

Now is the Time to Discuss Flood Insurance with Your Clients! These Marketing Tools Can Help

Everyone in MA has flood risk exposures, especially now, with hurricane season upon us! Heavy rains, high winds, swelling tides, storm surges… it’s all coming! Even inland, flash floods happen when saturated soil can’t absorb rainwater fast enough, or storm drains can’t handle the runoff. MAIA’s Number One Insurance Agency is here to help you educate and protect your clients, and grow your revenue with excellent flood coverage options and marketing tools.

 Educate Your Clients – Free Resources

Tools are free and readily accessible to help you raise your clients’ awareness of flood risks! Downloading professional graphics, infographics, videos, talking points, and articles to share on social media or online:

Protect Your Clients & Grow Your Revenue

MAIA members have access to Number One’s Flood Program, which offers:

Sign Up or Roll Your Book!

Get answers to your questions and find out how easy flood can be when you work with Number One!

Judy Carlson
jcarlson@massagent.com 
508-634-7368


 We Hear Your Registry Concerns and We’re On It! (6/2/2021) 
   

We Hear Your Registry Concerns and We’re On It!

Many members have contacted MAIA to express frustration with the COVID-related changes at RMV service centers. Common complaints include agents/runners having to travel unreasonable distances to designated drop-off centers; not being able to process live transactions and review documentation; inaccurate pickup notifications; and the return to the 7-day transfer law when the RMV system cannot provide appointments within 7 days. MAIA has formally reached out to the Acting Registrar, requesting that the RMV adjust procedures and policies that continue to hamper our members’ efforts to serve customers. We are sharing the content of our letter here.

MAIA’s Letter to the Acting Registrar

Below is an excerpt from the letter that MAIA sent this week:

Colleen Ogilvie, Acting Registrar
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205

Dear Ms. Ogilvie,

I am writing on behalf of our 1,100 member agencies in Massachusetts to share our concerns about a number of the RMV’s COVID-related limitations that continue to negatively impact our agents and customers alike.

Massachusetts independent insurance agents offer valuable services to consumers as a part of their purchase of auto insurance. The restrictions imposed by the RMV, while certainly understandable during the height of the pandemic, have made agents’ jobs more challenging, labor-intensive, and costly, and caused significant delays for consumers waiting to get their cars on the road. In light of Governor Baker’s announcement that the Commonwealth would be lifting all remaining COVID restrictions on May 29th, we respectfully request that the RMV take action to resolve these issues as soon as possible.

READ THE FULL LETTER HERE

 

Questions?

For questions about MAIA's advocacy efforts, contact President & CEO Nick Fyntrilakis.

For Registry-related questions, contact MAIA's Member Relations Advocate Kathy Cormier.

 


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