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What do you need to do to prepare for a hurricane? If you’re enjoying Summer fun on a jet ski, ATV, or boat, do you have the right levels of coverage? Are you properly insured if you list your home on AirBNB or HomeAway?  For the latest insurance news and advice, the OceanPoint blog is here to keep you informed.

Thawing frozen pipes are the real concern

Fluctuating temperatures in New England could be bad news for homeowners. Homeowners may not realize that frozen pipes have the potential for causing significant damage while they are thawing, but OceanPoint Insurance has some suggestions on immediate actions you can take that may save you thousands of dollars. After surviving the recent cold spell, many […]

Winterizing your car offers peace of mind

With a string of warm days on the horizon, now may be the best time to winterize your car before another cold spell grips New England. While nobody expects to be stranded on a road in the middle of winter, OceanPoint Insurance urges motorists to be prepared in the event of an emergency so that […]

Prepare your family for a snow storm

In addition to staying informed regarding the current forecast, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency offers a winter preparedness guide that can help protect you while you are at home or on the road. RIEMA also notes that winter weather is ‘deceptive.’ Many deaths that occur this time of year are indirectly related to the […]

November brings a rash of unique driving conditions

From wet leaves to frost covered roads, OceanPoint Insurance wants to remind motorists why maintaining comprehensive auto coverage is important for the dangers they may face in November. “November is rife with potential dangers for drivers,” said Doug Mayhew, President of OceanPoint Insurance. “From snow to darker roads and more deer this time of year, […]

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Fire safety precautions to consider on Thanksgiving

As you arrange the dinner table and prepare to greet guests on Thanksgiving, consider keeping an eye on the stove because home-cooking fires peak on this national holiday. Every year, thousands of properties catch fire costing millions in damages. “With statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration suggesting that Thanksgiving fires are directly related to the […]

Turns out many homes aren’t covered in wake of catastrophic hurricanes

Here are some facts about flood insurance From Texas to Florida and then Puerto Rico, this year has seen a barrage of hurricanes that have crippled residents’ properties. The collective damage of these storms will likely exceed $250 billion, according to economists. Adam Kamins, a senior economist at Moody’s Analytics, suggested to CNN Money that […]

Heed these safety tips for a Happy Halloween

Whether you will be out trick or treating with your tiny goblins or staying at home to give candy to passing ghosts, adults should heed a few safety tips to ensure Halloween continues to be a safe rite of passage for youngsters. With kids dashing from one home to the next in a race to […]

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Protect your boat from thieves this season with boat insurance

RI Boat Insurance OceanPoint Insurance is committed to giving southern New Englanders peace of mind by offering a selection of RI Boat Insurance policies, and reminding boat owners this fall of proactive measures they can take to protect their boats from theft. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, most watercraft vessels that are stolen […]

Rhode Island Flood Insurance

Floods and Hurricanes Can Happen Anywhere… Even Here

Protect Yourself with Flood Insurance Over the past few weeks, we have all witnessed the devastation and destruction that a hurricane can bring. Residents of Houston are still recovering from the deluge resulting from Hurricane Harvey, and property owners in Florida are trying to evaluate their losses after Hurricane Irma.  Unfortunately, many of these individuals […]

Keep Your College Student Protected

As your child goes off to college, you want to make sure they stay safe and protected while they are away. The best way to ensure their safety is to secure the proper insurance coverage. When students head off to college, many parents often view this as an opportunity to save money by reducing their […]

10 Things Consumers Don’t Typically Know or Understand About Homeowner’s Insurance

Consumer Reports published an article recently about what consumers should know and understand about protecting their largest asset. We at OceanPoint Insurance want to make sure all our customers are clear on every aspect of their homeowner’s insurance. You May Be Paying Too Much: When it comes to shopping for homeowner’s insurance, a Trusted Choice […]

Be Prepared in Advance of a Hurricane

With hurricane season in full swing, your friends at OceanPoint would like to remind you of the importance of being prepared. According to the Weather Channel, the number of hurricanes and tropical storms begins to increase slowly through July and then rises in August, peaking in September. However, despite these statistics, there is no way […]