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Hurricane Preparation Tips for Boaters

During hurricane season there is always a chance we could experience numerous storms, several of which may have the potential to become major hurricanes. It is crucial that you are prepared for whatever may happen. There is a special importance placed on hurricane preparedness for boat owners. To help ensure you take the necessary precautions, […]

Be Prepared for Flood Insurance Rate Changes

In 2012 congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which requires the phase out and removal of subsidized rates. This law extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and requires significant program reform. You should expect changes in your rates beginning October 1, 2013. Over the years, storms like Super Storm […]

Auto Insurance is About More Than Your Vehicle

Many insurance policies boast their “low prices” or  “extra savings” when switching to their policy. At OceanPoint, we always try to find the best price for our customers, but we do so keeping in mind that auto insurance isn’t just about protecting your vehicle – it’s about protecting your loved ones inside your vehicle. When […]

BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency Children’s Book Drive

Date: June 17-29, 2013 We Need Your Help to Collect Over 1,000 Children’s Books for Local Youth!   BankNewport, OceanPoint Insurance Agency (OPIA) and the United Way of Rhode Island’s Women’s Leadership Council are partnering with Books Are Wings on a children’s book drive that will run from June 17 through June 29 at all BankNewport […]

Home Inventory Can Save Money and Time on Home and Renters Claims

During spring storm season, it’s shocking how quickly your home can become an insurance claim. Heavy rains and  hurricanes rarely provide much advance warning. If storm damage hits your home this season, the insurance company may not pay for your belongings if you can’t prove what was lost. Do yourself a favor and create a […]

What Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Simply put, uninsured motorist coverage protects you financially for bodily injury, including death, from an accident caused by a driver who does not have car insurance. It includes you and any family members who may be in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The intent of uninsured motorist coverage is to pay for […]

7 Tips to Selecting the Right Independent Insurance Agent

Selecting the right independent insurance agent to take care of your insurance needs should not be an “eeny, meeny, miny,moe” decision. You are looking for a long-­term relationship with someone you can trust. You wouldn’t buy a car without shopping around, and you shouldn’t select an independent agent without doing some research too. So what […]

OceanPoint Insurance Agency Proudly Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County

OceanPoint Insurance Agency and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation Provide Matching Grants OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation, the foundation of Selective Insurance Group, Inc., joined forces to support the positive efforts of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County through a $1,000 grant. “We hold the important work of […]

Mayhew to Succeed Colella as CEO of OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc.

OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., an OceanPoint Financial Partner with BankNewport, has announced that Douglas K. Mayhew will succeed Peter J. Colella as president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2013. A 26-year veteran of the insurance industry, Mayhew has been with OceanPoint Insurance since 2005, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Personal Lines […]