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Safeguard Your Home Before You Travel

Whether you’re hitting the slopes or heading south for the winter, it is imperative that you protect your home before you begin your vacation. Taking a few precautions in advance can provide you with added peace of mind and ensure your property is secure while you travel. Request that a neighbor check on your home. […]

Employees Share Gift of Warmth and Reading for Local Youth

Employees of  OceanPoint Insurance Agency and BankNewport (OPIA) recently created 60 youth literacy kits and 60 no sew fleece blankets in partnership with the United Way of Rhode Island.  The service projects were part of the Bank and OPIA’s annual workplace giving campaign in support of the United Way. The youth literacy kits included a Clifford […]

Exercise Caution to Ensure a Safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for great food, and spending quality time with family and friends. We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the festive weeks to come. While the holidays are a wonderful time of year, they can also pose many dangers. Thanksgiving is the leading day for cooking […]

Is Your Home Prepared for the Winter?

While it feels like fall just arrived and we don’t want to rush the cold winter weather, now is the time to start preparing your property for the winter season. To properly prepare your home for the cold weather, we have outlined some tips to help save you time, money and energy this season: Examine […]

Safeguard Your Property This Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season began in June, but with 10 of the costliest hurricanes on record arriving between August and October, now is the time to prepare for the worst by doing your best to protect your property. Some of the most important actions home and business owners can take are trimming trees surrounding their […]

Life Insurance Protects The Ones You Leave Behind

Understanding your options is easier than you might think Reviewing your life insurance coverage can often seem like a daunting task. While advance planning for a time when you are no longer here for your family is challenging, it is also one of the best ways to protect them. OceanPoint Insurance is committed to helping […]

Insurance For Your College Student is a Smart Investment

As you already know, college tuition has risen dramatically over the last few decades. While the cost to send them to the school of their choice is considerable, so too is the expense of their personal belongings. Laptops, printers, furniture and clothing are just a few of the costly items your students will need to […]

Rhode Island is Second Most Expensive State to Insure Teen Drivers

Not all states are created equal when it comes to the cost of insuring a teenage driver. Due to the increased risk, teenagers are very expensive to insure. According to a report from online auto insurance site insuranceQuotes, U.S. families who add a young driver to their existing auto insurance policy will see an average […]

Kind Heart, Fresh Start Collection to Benefit Local Shelters

The community is invited to join BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance this summer to support local shelters by donating personal care items during the “Kind Heart, Fresh Start” collection drive. Starting Monday, August 1 through Monday, August 15, all BankNewport and OceanPoint locations will be accepting community donations of toiletry items, including bars of soap, travel […]

Tips For Safer International Business Travel

Travel is an integral part of conducting business in our global economy, and needs to be conducted with the appropriate duty-of-care standards in mind. Employers should work with employees who will be traveling abroad to ensure that the travelers can stay as safe as possible under challenging conditions. According to a recent study conducted by the Association […]