Safety Insurance has partnered with Safe Roads Alliance and Travelers Marketing to develop the first "The Parent's Supervised Driving Guide". The guide provides detailed instruction for parents in helping them teach their teens how to drive. This guide will be provided to all operators at the time they receive their learners permit. It is distributed at all Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle locations.
Safety Insurance is proud to sponsor this official Guide, and hopes that it will make the driving experience a safer one for both you and your teen driver.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 6:30-9:30pm at The Falmouth Art Center, 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth
Cocktails, sumptuous hors d'oeuvres by Chef Roland, music, and a fantastic Silent Auction at the Falmouth Art Center in the gallery and under a magical tent on the back lawn. Reservations are $75 per person. Call 508-540-3304, or Register Online to make reservations. Please note that tickets are not mailed; your name will be held at the door.
Protecting Personal Property
UPC Insurance Protector Homeowner Program
This is a preferred, high quality program that offers better than average coverage options over the "standard" and "non-standard" products sold today in the insurance marketplace.
Protector Homeowners Policy (HO-3)
This policy offers building, personal property, loss of use and liability coverage to the owner/occupant(s) of a dwelling that is exclusively used as a private residence. Some of the coverages available on this policy include:
Protector Homeowners Policy (HO-4)
This policy offers personal property, loss of use and liability coverage to the occupant(s) of a tenant-occupied dwelling, condominium or apartment. The dwelling unit must be used for residential purposes only. Some of the coverages available on this policy include:
Protector Homeowners Policy (HO-6)
This policy offers building, personal property, loss of use and liability coverage to occupant(s) of an owner-occupied condominium or cooperative unit. The dwelling unit must be for residential purposes only. Some of the coverages available on this policy include:
First came Charley. Then Frances. After that, it was Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
In the span of 13 months between August 2004 and September 2005, eight major hurricanes ravaged Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast. And right in the midst of all of it were Don Cronin and his staff at United Property & Casualty Insurance Co.
“We had never dealt with a hurricane,” says Cronin, president and CEO of the St. Petersburg-based company, which generated $155 million in gross written premiums in 2009 and more than $88 million in revenue. “The company was founded in 1999, and the first hurricane we dealt with was in August 2004. The departments all had to come together. It wasn’t just on the claims side. It was finance, marketing, underwriting, all the different areas basically reaching out to help each other. Whether it was answering the phone, stuffing envelopes, delivering checks to people who had lost their properties, they did it all, and without any complaints. And we just went from one storm to the next. It was seven days a week.”
As the Atlantic and Caribbean delivered blow after blow, leaving untold dollars in ruined property and untold numbers of ruined lives behind, Cronin saw a ray of hope in how his own company bonded together, embracing a culture of teamwork in an effort to serve affected customers and communities.
“Insurance is a piece of paper with a lot of promises on it,” he says. “There aren’t a lot of opportunities to fulfill those promises. But eight times when we needed to, we filled those promises in a very short period.”
Through the challenging times, Cronin says he learned a lot about how a company can band together to serve a greater cause than the bottom line. And it reinforced to him the importance of creating and sustaining a culture of teamwork and collaboration.
It’s a culture rooted in communication from the top of the company, communication between departments and locations, and a willingness from all parties to listen as much as they talk.
MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris strengthened in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland on Thursday, becoming the season's first Atlantic hurricane, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Chris had top winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour) and was about 625 miles (1,005 km) southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland. It posed no threat to land, forecasters said.
Chris formed unusually far north for an early season hurricane, and was expected to make a slow loop before weakening over cooler waters during the weekend.
Forecasters also kept watch on a low pressure area associated with a broad mass of thunderstorms in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and northwestern Caribbean.
It had a 30 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm in the next couple of days, the forecasters said. That system soaked southern Florida and could bring heavy rain and flooding to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba, the forecasters said.
It was too early to know whether the system would threaten energy interests clustered in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, but got off to an early start this year. Tropical Storm Alberto quickly fizzled off South Carolina and Tropical Storm Beryl soaked thesoutheastern United States in May.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted there would be nine to 15 tropical storms in the Atlantic basin this year, with four to eight strengthening into hurricanes.
(Reporting By Jane Sutton; Editing by Vicki Allen)