Kathy Cormier joined Ashleigh McDonald to talk more Big Event! Saturday will be full of registry information including two new registry-related classes this year ... SR-22 & IID - What are they? Who Needs them? Is there coverage? and Salvage Vehicle Process.
Plus, we're excited to have Registrar Erin Deveney speak about on Registry of Motor Vehicles & the ATLAS Program - the new web-based system rolling out with Real ID.
Melissa Murphy and Robin Federici talk "Big Event 2017" in this episode of The Big Event Mini-Series. In particular, Robin has included 2 hours this year on Liquor Liability Exposures - Personal and Commercial Lines. Think you know liquor exposures? There are some hidden elements that most agents just don't realize. PLUS...hear Robin's favorite part of The Big Event.
Thanks to Plymouth Rock Assurance for sponsoring the The Big Event Podcast Mini-Series.
We can't imagine The Big Event without Marshall Katz on the teaching roster. He sat down with Ashleigh and Hannah from MAIA to talk a little bit about the classes he's teaching this year (including a little series on Flood) and what he values about The Big Event.
Thanks to Plymouth Rock Assurance for sponsoring The Big Event Podcast Mini-Series.
Ashleigh and Hannah, who work in MAIA's marketing department are relative newcomers to The Big Event. To kick off the mini-series, Ashleigh asks Hannah what she can expect during her first trip to the premier conference and trade show for Mass. Independent Agents.
Thanks Plymouth Rock Assurance for sponsoring The Big Event Podcast mini-series!
In this episode of MassAgent Now Irene discusses how the Homeowners Policy responds to content when the insured is moving. Things to consider when "stuff" is in transit - are you moving it or is it in the care of movers? Who is legally responsible? And what are the limitations of the contract with the moving company?
with Irene Morrill, CPCU, CIC, CRM, CRIS, CPIW, LIA, ARM, MAIA's Vice President of Technical Affairs
Solar panels certainly aren't new but are fast becoming a regular fixtures on roofs, fields and highway median strips in Massachusetts. In this episode of Massagent Now, Irene looks at things you should be thinking about when it comes to solar panels and the homeowners policy.
Who owns the panels? Who is legally responsible for them? Who has the insurable interest?
Are they considered part of the dwelling, an other structure or personal property?
What is the value? and is there enough coverage in parts A, B or C?
How is the homeowner being compensated, if at all? Could this be considered a business, requiring proper endorsements?
If your home owners are having panels installed it's time to look at the contract, call the carrier and ask these questions.
In the second installment of our visit with Registrar Deveney, she discusses something familiar to most agents...the RMV1. As the folks at the RMV move toward a better customer service experience they have found that approximately 14% of incomplete RMV1 forms come from insurance agencies. Registrar Deveney encourages everyone to "Skip the Second Trip" and points out the 4 most common mistakes that occur.
Our first industry guest, Erin Deveney, Registrar of Motor Vehicles. She joined Donna McKenna, MAIA’s VP of Communication, to talk about what's going on at the Massachusetts RMV under the Baker Administration.
In the first of our 4 part series, Registrar Deveney addresses initiatives being taken to address customer service concerns, wait times, the use of alternative service options and online transactions and the RMV's use of social media and marketing tools to communicate more effectively. Registrar Deveney urges agents and customers alike to "See Us Online...Instead of In Line". We hear about the Fast Track (self-service licensing kiosks, which are similar to self-service airline kiosks), the 30+ transactions that are available online and more. PLUS for those interested ... the LOW PLATE LOTTERY application becomes available on June 19th. Applications must be received by August 21st. The drawing will be held prior to September 15, 2015.