Real Life Story - The Meaning of Being Underinsured

Posted on Thu, Dec 13, 2018

As insurance professionals, it is our job to encourage clients to carry adequate insurance, and to guard against being under-insured.   

Here is a real-life story we felt was worth sharing.  It is a story of why price does matter and how a young family learned this lesson.  It's reprinted with permission.

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Tags: home insurance, Car seat, Massachusetts car insurance

Business Liability - How to Help Keep Company Holiday Parties Safe

Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 2018

A company holiday party can be a great time to bring staff together and celebrate.  However with the fallout from #MeToo we should be even more vigilant than ever to take steps to limit risks for everyone.

Please check out our article "Tips to Keep Your Company Holiday Party Safe" where we discuss general safety concerns and certain strategies to consider as your party is planned as well as "Harassment in the Workplace in the Age of #MeToo".  

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Tags: Massachusetts Business Insurance, Happy Holidays

Say "Thank You" & Save with Safety Insurance

Posted on Mon, Nov 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new savings program from our partner, Safety Insurance.  You can say "Thank you" to our service members and save 5% on your Safety Car Insurance policy.

You can access this discount by making a $50 donation or greater to the Safety Insurance link for Clear Path for Veterans New England at   In doing so, Safety Insurance will reward you with a 5% discount on your Massachusetts Personal Auto Insurance Premium.

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Tags: Safety Insurance, Veterans

Happy to Help Cradles to Crayons of Massachusetts

Posted on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Many are already familiar with our Free Infant & Child Car Seat Check Event.  Helping to keep Massachusetts kids safe in their car seats is something we care about.    This year we decided to take it one step further, and donate car seats to those that are in need.

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Tags: Community, Car seat

EW Helps CASA get $5K Grant, You can Help Double That

Posted on Tue, Oct 09, 2018

We are extremely honored to announce that Elliot Whittier Insurance was just presented with a Make More Happen Award from Safeco Insurance for volunteerism and commitment to CASA - Community Action for Safe Alternatives.

The award will provide CASA with a donation in the amount of $5000.000 from Safeco Insurance.  The good news does not stop there as there is a chance to double that amount to $10,000.00 and you can help!

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Tags: Safeco Insurance, Make More Happen Award, CASA

Flood Insurance - In the News Again

Posted on Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Here we go again.  Florence, a major hurricane, has hit our shores and the primary cause of damage to property is flooding.  Once again, the stories in the media explain what we know to be true - that the standard home insurance policy does not cover for losses due to flood.  For that you need a separate flood policy.

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Successful Car Seat Inspection Day 2018

Posted on Fri, Sep 21, 2018

The 2018 Annual Infant & Child Car Seat Inspection Day was a success!

Here at Elliot Whittier Insurance, we have just finished up our latest Free Infant & Child Car Seat Inspection Event for the general public.  Every year, members from the community may drive into our parking lot at our Winthrop location, and have their car seat checked by certified inspectors to make sure that it is installed correctly.  This year's event was held this past Saturday, September 15th.

Pictured from left to right are Stephanie Long, community member, Nicole Griffin, of Elliot Whittier Insurance, Bob Carter and Judy Racow, from the Winthrop Police Department, and Steve Roy and Christine O'Keefe, from Elliot Whittier Insurance.  

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Tags: car seat inspection

Announcing Free Infant & Child Car Seat Inspection Event 2018

Posted on Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Elliot Whittier Insurance is pleased to announce our 7th Annual Free Infant & Child Car Seat event for the general public!  

The event will be held on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at Elliot Whittier Insurance, 12 Revere Street, Winthrop, MA.  

UPDATE:  We will be raffling off (2) Red Sox tickets with assigned parking, thanks to our sponsor Safety Insurance!  One raffle chance per car, must have car seat inspected.  (No Drive By's)

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Massachusetts Auto Insurance and Uber Insurance

Posted on Tue, Jul 17, 2018

It seems more and more Massachusetts drivers are taking up working for TNC companies such as Uber and Lyft.  Many ask the following question:  Does my Massachusetts Car insurance cover me while I drive for Uber or Lyft?  

Does my car insurance cover me while I drive for Uber?

The quick answer is "Not always".  A Massachusetts Auto Insurance policy is a Personal policy.  It is not intended to support activities for public or livery conveyance.  The TNC company will tell you that they offer insurance to it's drivers, however, there are gaps between your Massachusetts car insurance policy and the TNC company insurance policy where you will not be protected against losses.   The largest area of concern is that time when you have your App turned on, but you have not yet picked up a passenger.  

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Tags: Massachusetts car insurance

Dr Gene DiStasio Scholarship 2018 Awarded

Posted on Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Local Winthrop student receives Dr. Gene DiStasio Scholarship sponsored by Elliot Whittier Insurance

Stephen Tracy, Winthrop High School Class of 2018, is this year's recipient of the Dr. Gene DiStasio Scholarship which is sponsored by Elliot Whittier Insurance.

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