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In-Law Apartment vs. Two-Family

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations, and statutes in effect as of May 2024. Question Hope all is well – we are having a lively discussion in our office and can’t agree, so I said I will ask MAIA, “What is the difference between a one-family with an in-law apartment and a…

Earth Movement Exclusion & Blasting Operations

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of May 2024. Question We had an interesting call last week from a prospect. The individual lives near a quarry where blasting takes place on a regular basis. If the blasting causes any damage to his home or pool, would it…

Garagekeepers vs. On-Hook Coverage

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of May 2024. Question If an Insured already has Garagekeepers Legal Liability coverage, does it also need On-Hook Coverage CA0402 or is On-Hook Coverage for a pure towing operation that does nothing more than pick up and deliver autos between other…

HO-3 Coverage

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of April 2024. Question Here’s a story and just trying to see if there is any chance of HO-3 coverage. Policyholders’ 9 yr old is visiting his 15 yr old cousin in Brockton (postage stamp lots).  The older kid (that lives…

MA Fair Plan

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of April 2024. Question I hope you are well! We quoted some MPIUA homes last week, and today, two were rejected because they said we didn’t use the new RCT info from 2/24. Coverage A went up over $300K on one!…

RTA Questions & Answers

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of April 2024. Questions & Answers A few questions have come up at our agency, and I was hoping you could help. If a dealership (non-drive) sells a vehicle, is that dealership responsible for completing the RTA? If it is a…

Lease Buyout and Plate Reassignment

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of April 2024. Question Quick question for you. I’ve noticed recently that the registry has allowed folks buying out their leases to keep the same plates. Can you tell me what we check off on the RTA to indicate this? Answers…

WC Classification

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of March 2024. Question I have an insured who operates a not-for-profit cemetery. They want to appeal the assignment of class code 9220; see the email excerpt below. I have been on the DIA website and called their general number but…

Assisted Living Coverage

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of March 2024. Question I have a client. He & his wife are both Named Insured (NI). He is now in a nursing home. Policy on HO 00 05 05 11. I believe the HO 04 59 05 11 Assisted Living…

Coverage for MAIP Policy on Imported Vehicle

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of March 2024. Question I have a question regarding a personal auto policy. One of my clients plans to import a 1995 Nissan ATLAS from Japan for personal use, with no business involvement. The vehicle weighs 6000 pounds and has the…

WC for Uninsured Subs

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of March 2024. Question Do you have anything I can show the Insured regarding the Workers Comp Audit we discussed on Friday? He hired a sub to do about $20K in work last year; the sub is also a carpenter and…

GL Certificates

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of January 2024. Question Looking to see if you can assist. Question about issuing GL certificates. I have an insured who is a roofer/carpenter. His GL policy excludes snow removal…he has requested that we send a certificate to a vendor for…

Flood Coverage for Storage Unit

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of January 2024. Question Would Flood contents coverage extend to a storage unit? Also, been out of the Flood game for a while…can you cancel prorate or is it fully earned? Answer Laura Poulin: To answer your questions, I assume you…

Endorsement for Company Furnished Vehicles

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of January 2024. Question Isn’t there an endorsement we can add on a personal auto policy for a client that uses his company furnished car for personal use too? We have a client who works for a company and furnished a…

Property Non-Renewal Notice Due to Inspection

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of January 2024. Question Can you please help with the questions below? Some of the account managers here are struggling with all the non-renewals we’re receiving from our standard companies for mainly property but also auto. For property, we would typically…

Named Non-Owner

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of December 2023. Question Hi there…are these 100% earned, short rate, or carrier specific? Thank you! Answer Irene Morrill: The CAR manual and the AIB manual discuss “short rate cancellation” of auto policies unless the insured requests cancellation within 30 days…

High Value Vehicle

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of December 2023. Question We have an insured taking delivery of a New Used car today – a 2022 Porsche with a Purchase price of 146,000. He bought the car from a dealer in Florida, and it is being delivered to…

Deferred Driver

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of December 2023. Question Please help me with this question today. I have a new insured who wants to bring 3 of his 4 autos from Carrier A. He wants to leave still 1 auto with Carrier A with his two…