Winter Is Still Here!

By Bob Keras on January 28, 2020

Despite our recent warm spell, we can expect some severe cold spells this winter.  The most immediate threat to your home is from frozen pipes, which could burst and cause substantial water damage to your home.  The second threat is not immediate, but something you should prepare for now: snow loads and ice dams on your roof. Here are some steps you can take to protect your property from the..

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Our Favorite Part of 2019..

By Bob Keras on December 26, 2019

The year 2019 is fast drawing to a close. All of us at Keefe Insurance want to wish you and your family a safe and joyous holiday season!

One of the highlights of 2019 is the passage of a new Distracted Driving bill in Massachusetts. The bill passed with only 1 dissenter in the House, and 1 in the Senate. Previously, Governor Charlie Baker had opposed an outright ban on the use of cell phones..

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How to Have a Successful Cyber Monday

By Matt Keras on November 25, 2019

The holiday season is upon us! Cyber Monday kicks off the busy online shopping rush for buyers, online retailers and delivery services. Unfortunately, it is also high season for "porch pirates", unscrupulous individuals who steal packages from homes year round. 

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales grew nine times faster than in-store sales between 1998 and 2017. So if..

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Safe Driving Starts With Buckling Up

By Matt Keras on September 16, 2019

Labor Day is the "unofficial end of summer". We hope you've had an enjoyable summer. There are many reasons to hit the highways and byways this fall, from following your favorite sports teams to attending fall fairs and festivals.Wearing a seat belt increases your chances of avoiding serious injury or death in a crash by up to 50%.  And it is also critical that children be seated in an approved..

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Wedding Insurance

By Matt Keras on July 28, 2019

Wedding Insurance

Weddings, regardless the current economy, are still quite expensive events. The average cost of a wedding still approaches $30,000. Insurance has become a necessary component to provide special protection for this extremely important, personal event.

Wedding insurance is not standardized, so policy wording can be quite different among the specialty insurance companies that..

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Finding The Perfect Helmet Can Turn a Fun Summer Into a Safe One Too

By Bob Keras on July 3, 2019

It's summertime.  What a great opportunity to get the bikes out of the garage and enjoy a relaxing ride while getting a little exercise.  As enticing as that sounds, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds everyone that consistently 2% of all traffic fatalities involved cyclists.  In the under 14- year-old category, that increased to 9%, the majority of which are boys...

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How to Have the Best New England Summer

By Bob Keras on June 12, 2019

Greetings!

It's the start of another summer season and we hope that you and your family will have an enjoyable one.  We're sharing some ideas and information with you to keep everyone safe and happy while they are participating in all the outdoor activities that make summer in New England a wonderful season of the year.

  • Can our business be held responsible for injuries or damage..
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What Do You Need To Know If You Are Planning An Office Function With Alcohol?

By Matt Keras on May 11, 2019

Office Functions and Alcohol

The office picnic, office-sponsored sports activities, holiday party, and client party may involve serving and consuming alcoholic beverages. Therefore, a number of questions arise, such as the following:

  • Can our business be held responsible for injuries or damage that results from serving alcohol?
  • Is the current insurance program sufficient to address this concern?
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Keep Your Teens Safe During Prom and Graduation Season

By Peter Brunelli on May 11, 2019

Prom and Graduation season is coming up quickly.  Many parents of juniors and seniors worry about their children's safety, especially at this time of year.  It is all too often that too much youthful celebrating leads to accidents and serious injury.

In 2002, a study revealed that 40% of teen traffic fatalities that occurred either during prom or graduation weekend were alcohol-related. ..

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Do You Know What It Means To Be A Distracted Driver in Massachusetts?

By Bob Keras on March 25, 2019

We're coming up on Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Despite the fact that New England states banned cell phone use while driving in 2010, illegal usage is up nationally. According to a study by Zendrive, 60% of all drivers use their cell phones at least once while driving.  The study found that distracted drivers used their phones an average of 3 minutes and 40 seconds per hour. And..

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