Articles by Elizabeth Blosfield

Mass. Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Insurer in Underinsured Motorist Coverage Case

A Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled in favor of an insurer in a case involving an automobile accident in which the injured plaintiff sought to obtain underinsured motorist coverage under a policy held by the mother and stepfather of his …

Insurance Begins with People

Marshall & Sterling Insurance’s company slogan reads: “Our people are your best insurance.” The Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based independent agency aims to live up to this concept through its 100 percent employee-owned structure, which President Tim Dean says encourages employee longevity, allowing …

Mass. Court Rules for Auto Insurer in ‘Blood Relative’ Household Member Case

A Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled in favor of an insurer in a case involving an automobile accident in which the injured plaintiff sought to obtain underinsured motorist coverage under a policy held by the mother and stepfather of his …

Recognizing the Value of People

The people-first culture at Rogers & Gray Insurance is one of many reasons its employees believe the South Dennis, Mass.-based agency is a great place to work. The agency was nominated by its employees and won Insurance Journal’s Best Agency …

Doing Insurance The Tompkins Way

On the home page of the Tompkins Insurance Agencies website, a slogan reads: “The way insurance should be done.” According to CEO and President David Boyce, this commitment means always being there for customers when they need assistance. “Significant storms …

Massachusetts Insurance Agents, Carriers Helping Their Towns Get Back to Normal After Gas Explosions

As three Massachusetts towns continue to face the after effects of a series of natural gas explosions, finding some normalcy may seem nearly impossible. However, this is something MAPFRE Insurance was seeking to offer as it reached out to the …

Massachusetts Insurance Agents, Carriers Helping Their Towns Get Back to Normal After Gas Explosions

As three Massachusetts towns continue to face the after effects of a series of natural gas explosions, finding some normalcy may seem nearly impossible. However, this is something MAPFRE Insurance was seeking to offer as it reached out to the …

Hurricane Florence Could Pressure Congress to Extend NFIP, IIAV’s Bradshaw Says

Hurricane Florence could put pressure on U.S. Congress to extend the National Flood Insurance Program, but “it is still an open question as to whether it will lead to a comprehensive reform bill passing,” Robert Bradshaw, president and CEO of …

Virginia Insurers ‘Actively Preparing’ for Florence; State’s Top 10 Home Insurers

The Virginia Bureau of Insurance says it is “confident that insurers are actively preparing for this storm” as the potential impact of Hurricane Florence is anticipated in the state. “The Bureau’s focus is first – to encourage everyone to prepare …

Mass. SJC Says Hospital Does Not Have Duty of Care in Former Patient’s Stabbing Suit

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that Steward Carney Hospital does not have a duty of care after a patient released from an involuntary psychiatric commitment fatally stabbed his neighbor. The court found the order of civil commitment did …