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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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Thanksgiving Dinner

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 […]