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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.

Hydroplaning - auto insurance

This winter has been quite mild, with below-average temperatures and minimal snowfall. However, precipitation has been a factor and will continue to be throughout all seasons. Heavy rain occurs all year long and leads to poor visibility, wet roads, and hydroplaning.

hacking techniques

All it takes is for one of your employees to click on an innocent-looking link in an email to download a malicious program that could have a detrimental effect on your business.

The following is a list of hacking techniques that you and your employees should know about and take every possible step to avoid.

7-Point Home Fall Maintenance Check-list

Fall is an excellent time to take on home maintenance projects to prepare for the arrival of the New England winter. Check these seven items off your to-do list, and you can rest easy knowing that you have prepared your home and yard for the winter season. 1. Window Air Conditioners Ideally, you should remove […]

OceanPoint Marine Lending

NEWPORT, RI (September 3, 2019) – BankNewport announced today the expansion of its Marine Lending Division, leveraging its lending capabilities to offer a suite of competitive and innovative consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs. The announcement marks the formation of OceanPoint Marine Lending that will operate as a division of BankNewport. Over the past […]

Workers Compensation

Why Create an Employee Safety Committee? Employee Safety committees provide a forum for employees and management to work cooperatively to solve health and safety issues together. Safety committees can: Help prevent injury and illnesses on the job. Increase awareness of health and safety issues among workers, supervisors, and managers. Develop a culture of safety to […]

Health Seminar

Presented by: OceanPoint Insurance Featuring: Lindsay Lang, Interim Director of Healthsource RI When: Tuesday, September, 24th Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am followed by the presentation at 9:00 am. Where: OceanPoint Insurance, 500 West Main Road, Middletown, RI. Cost: Free (breakfast provided) Overview: Navigating Healthcare in Today’s Market The Healthcare Breakfast Seminar will be an […]

Float Plan

Whether you are the skipper of a fishing charter boat or a recreational boater, you need to recognize the inherent dangers of being on the water.  While planning for the worst-case scenario may seem dismal, it can be a life-saving idea. If you or your loved one is heading out on the water, we strongly advise that you create a float-plan.

Healthcare Seminar

Featuring: Zachary Sherman, Director of Healthsource RI When: Wednesday, May, 15th Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am followed by the presentation at 9:00 am. Where: BankNewport’s Corporate Headquarters, 184 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI. Cost: Free (breakfast provided) Overview: The Healthcare Breakfast Seminar will be an opportunity for the small business owner to learn more […]

1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport and 1989 Saleen Mustang. Photo by DW Burnett

The stock market may be unpredictable lately but there’s always a bull market going on in the world of classic vehicles, as evidenced by Hagertymagazine’s 2019 Bull Market list of emerging collectibles. Created by the valuation experts at Hagerty, this year’s annual Bull Market list includes 10 mostly later-model cars and trucks that are fun […]