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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.

Home maintenance

Did you know that a standard homeowners insurance policy may not cover problems arising from a poorly maintained home? A home maintenance program will safeguard your home against these risks. Here is a selection of tips from our OceanPoint team to keep your home well maintained and in compliance with a typical homeowners insurance policy […]

hurricane season

New Englanders are no strangers to the dangers, expenses and inconveniences that hurricanes can bring to our shores. These massive storms grow rapidly as they travel over warm ocean waters and can wreak havoc more than 100 miles inland. Heavy winds, micro-bursts and occasionally tornadoes can tear off roofs and uproot trees; and excessive rain […]

David Madara joins OceanPoint

BARRINGTON, R.I. (July 26, 2018) — OceanPoint Insurance Agency has named David J. Madara as its Client Relationship Manager, a position where he will bolster efforts to expand the agency’s foothold in the non-profit human services sector. “David’s managerial experience and impressive track record of keeping clients satisfied along with his in-depth understanding of industry […]

Back Injuries | Workers Compensation RI

A back injury is debilitating and can cause employees to be out of work for extended periods of time. In 2016, there were 154,180 back (including spine, spinal cord) injuries in the workplace according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, back injuries are avoidable. The following list provides simple ideas on how to ensure […]

lawnmower safety

The summer season is upon us, and it is time to get outdoors! Backyard BBQ’s, kids running through the yard, gatherings with family and friends, are just some of the many reasons to get your yard looking pristine. Mowing the lawn is essential to achieve that maintained appearance. It also wards off ticks and other […]

RI To Go hands Free

Drivers, prepare yourself for going hands-free on Friday, June 1st! The new Rhode Island law (TITLE 31 Motor and Other Vehicles, 31-22, Miscellaneous Rules, SECTION 31-22-31) prohibits the use of a handheld wireless communication device while operating a vehicle. As many of us already know, distracted driving-related accidents are on the rise. Distracted driving is […]

Distracted Driving Tips

Two seconds is the longest a driver can safely glance away from the road, but sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds.

The Main Street America Group Shine A Spotlight On OceanPoint Insurance

The Main Street America Group (MSA) recognized OceanPoint Insurance in their 2017 Annual Report (see image below) ‘Delivering On Mainstreet’ for the company’s performance in Rhode Island and Southern New England. OceanPoint contributed to MSA’s 25% growth in personal insurance products in the New England Region.

SUMP PUMP: What to do when the power goes out!

Ah, spring! We New Englanders have made it through another winter. As the temperature rises, snowstorms turn into rainstorms. In this transitional time, however, the ground has not yet thawed, and as those rainstorms persist, all that water needs to go somewhere. Due to the laws of gravity, water will go from high ground to […]

Offshore Financial

NEWPORT, RI  (April 2, 2018) – BankNewport announced today that it has purchased the assets of Offshore Financial Corporation, a marine service company specializing in personalized marine financing programs.  Offshore Financial will operate as a Marine Lending Division of BankNewport. Founded in 1989, Offshore Financial provides tailored finance programs for new and used boat purchases […]

OCEANPOINT INSURANCE CONTRIBUTES TO HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAM

Arbella Insurance Foundation’s “Let’s Drive Out Hunger” initiative celebrates its 10th year MIDDLETOWN, RI – April 2nd, 2018 – OceanPoint Insurance Agency today announced it has donated $500 to East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) as part of the Arbella Insurance Foundation’s Let’s Drive Out Hunger program. Along with OceanPoint Insurance, the Arbella Insurance Foundation […]

OceanPoint win AFLAC Award

On January 26th, 2018, at the Downtown Hartford Marriott, AFLAC (Connecticut and Rhode Island) presented OceanPoint Insurance with the prestigious Top Producing Broker Award for the agency’s 2017 sales performance.