TIP: “Where the rubber meets the road”

Enjoyable and safe motorcycling is a partnership between the skill of the driver, and how well the tires grip the road. These 6 pointers will help keep your customers safe on their cycles: Cold tires have less grip. Ride slowly for a few miles to let them warm before accelerating and cornering normally. This is […]

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Massachusetts Car Buyers Charged Hundreds in Documentation Fees

Massachusetts car buyers are being charged so-called “documentation preparation“ fees that can range as high as $400 supposedly for processing paperwork and storage of documents, according to a state-wide survey by the Offi ce of Consumer Aff airs. The Offi ce of Consumer Aff airs surveyed almost 190 car dealerships across the state asking if […]

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Liberty Mutual Reports Third Quarter Loss of $111M

Liberty Mutual Group reported a third-quarter loss of more than $100 million on the combination of catastrophe losses and reserve increases related to asbestos liabilities. The Boston-based company’s third-quarter net loss of $111 million compares to net income of $567 million for the same period last year. Revenues rose 5 percent, or $380 million, to […]

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7-Day Registration Transfer Law

The purpose of the law, Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90, Section 2, (MGL c90,Sec2), is to allow a motor vehicle or trailer purchaser sufficient time to process the transfer of his/her current registration to a newly acquired vehicle. Conditions and Assumptions: The 7 day registration transfer law operates under the following conditions and assumptions. The […]

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AG Blasts Progressive 23.5% Rate Hike

In a letter to the Division of Insurance, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office asked the state agency to reject Progressive Insurance’s planned 23.5% rate increase for commercial auto insurance. In the letter, the Attorney General’s Office stressed that Progressive’s proposed rates were excessive and unfair to Massachusetts businesses and that the information Progressive used to […]

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MAIA Files Bill Protecting Consumers Against

Credit scores, education, and occupation have no place in determining a driver’s auto insurance premium. Managed competition has brought new players to the Massachusetts auto insurance marketplace that are notorious for relying on socio-economic factors such as these to make underwriting and rate-setting decisions. This practice is unfair, discriminatory, and unreliable There is simply no […]

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