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E. C. Moran tells all on Penobscot Bay Watch

Posted on 11/27/2013 at 09:30 pm | Viewed 3,480 times

Check out our new video on the Penobscot BayWatch by Dan Burgess of VisionQuest Media to learn a bit more about our business, our history, about us, and how to learn more about the insurance we offer!

 

Ohio Mutual - a company to watch

Posted on 05/26/2013 at 08:00 am | Viewed 4,325 times

Our newest company is Ohio Mutual of Bucyrus, Ohio, their auto is through Casco Indemnity which has been in the state for decades.  Consistently an A (Excellent) company, and one of only 27 companies to win the "Ward's 50" for top companies from 2009-2012, and a best in class employer. Ohio Mutual is a company with a refreshing attitute of...

WreckCheck - check it out!

Posted on 09/25/2012 at 11:30 am | Viewed 4,550 times

New WreckCheck App for Smartphones

To take some of the guesswork out of a tense situation, the NAIC has developed WreckCheck, a new, free mobile app for iPhone® and Android® smartphones. The new app outlines what to do immediately following an accident and walks users through a step-by-step process to create their own accident report. The...

Free Fall prevention classes

Posted on 09/25/2012 at 11:00 am | Viewed 5,496 times

An urgent safety matter needs your attention!  The Maine Department of Labor and OSHA have identified "falls in construction" as a serious hazard in Maine. While this has always been a national issue, it is acute problem for the state's employers and workers.  In Maine in one year (2011)  we had 535 falls from heights resulted in lost time. Of...

Clothes Dryer Fires - the lint trap..

Posted on 08/29/2012 at 12:00 am | Viewed 5,161 times

The US Fire Administration has put out a report on Clothes Dryer Fires.  According to the report:

  • An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
  • Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential...

WHY P&I? by Marty Hamblen

Posted on 06/20/2012 at 12:00 am | Viewed 5,734 times

Why P&I?

By Marty Hamblen

International Special Risks, Inc & Maine Lobsterman’s Insurance Group

 Insurance agents & fishermen alike often ask me what P&I is and why should they have it?  P&I stands for Protection and Indemnity.  The initial idea of P&I is to protect the ship owner’s interests against claims from third parties and to...

Motorcycles - are you ready to ride?

Posted on 04/04/2012 at 12:00 am | Viewed 5,292 times

BIKE CHECK-

1. Check tires - They are the most important part of a bike. If the engine quits, bike rolls to a stop. If a tire quits, trouble !. Check the surface of the tires, looking for cuts in the rubber or foreign objects. Check the tire pressures with a good gauge. If a tire is low every time you check it, even after adding the proper...

Do you have a Home inventory?

Posted on 03/20/2012 at 03:30 am | Viewed 5,016 times

This article, while written by a Florida commissioner so there may be coverage differences, brings home the message that we should all have an off-site copy of our belongings.. read here:

... according to a February 2012 survey from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), more than half of Americans don't have a home...

Our Roots - in 1896 - the first 30 years

Posted on 02/06/2012 at 12:00 am | Viewed 4,958 times

Patrick Moran 1833-1904, came to America from Ireland, settling in Thomaston, Maine. He was a tailor by trade, and his son Edward Carl Moran worked alongside him for some years. In 1896, Edward Moran decided to open up an insurance agency, in the back room of the P. Moran & Co tailor shop at 306 Main Street. He walked daily to and from...

Drivers missing Car Insurance Savings

Posted on 12/08/2011 at 12:00 am | Viewed 5,362 times

More than 70 million drivers in the U.S. potentially are leaving car insurance savings on the table by not taking advantage of usage-based insurance programs that reward drivers who drive safely and during safe times of the day.   

More and more carriers are providing usage-based or mileage-based insurance options, including telematic systems...

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