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Bay State Breweries! (and Cideries!)
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There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot summer’s day! As Bay Staters, we are lucky enough to have some fabulous breweries in Massachusetts.  From the ever popular...
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June Events in Massachusetts- Festivals
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What a wonderful month to live in Massachusetts! Throughout June, Massachusetts hosts some incredible festivals. From food to the arts, these diverse and fun festivals are the perfect way...
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Driving Tips
Top 5 Benefits of Using an Independent Insurance Agent
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No one loves shopping for insurance.  It can be confusing, complicated and hard to figure out exactly what you need. On one hand, you want to save money, but on...
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Safety Tips: Driving in the Rain
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For more safety tips on driving in the rain, click here!    
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Furry Friend Friday
Furry Friend Friday With Bosco!
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It’s our favorite day of the week again, Furry Friend Friday!  Our special guest this week is extra cute if you ask us, he’s a 7 month-old schnauzer mix...
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Furry Friend Friday With Elvira!
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We’re back with your Friday pick-me-up!  Our special guest for today’s Furry Friend Friday interview is named Elvira!  This pretty lady is a 3 year-old cat who’s up for...
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Recent Posts

MassDrive’s Proprietary Comparison Shopping Platform Featured In Agency Checklists

MassDrive Featured in Agency Checklists
Yesterday, our new comparison shopping platform featuring real-time quoting was featured in Agency Checklists. We are excited to offer Massachusetts drivers this new tool to make shopping for car insurance even easier. Our co-founder and CEO says it best in the article, “We have always made it a priority to develop the latest technology to best meet our customers’ needs, and we are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received following this launch. You can learn more about our platform and it’s launch by reading the full article, “Mass. Insurance Agency Launches Its Own Proprietary Comparison Shopping Platform” by Julia Ybarra, on Agency Checklists. Want to try it out? Click here. Thank you for the feature! [...]
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MassDrive Insurance Group Launches Comparison Shopping Platform

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Agency adds to growing list of consumer-focused utilities August 18, 2015 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MassDrive Insurance Group, one of the first companies to offer Massachusetts consumers an online destination to shop for car insurance, today announced the launch of its instant quoting and comparison shopping platform. The technology solution, combined with MassDrive’s SnapQuote™ tool, live chat and extended hours phone-access to licensed insurance professionals, furthers MassDrive’s commitment to being the most innovative and customer-centric independent agency in Massachusetts. MassDrive’s new platform offers a unique, streamlined and consumer-friendly user interface that provides accurate real-time quotes from multiple insurance carriers offering a broad range of pricing and coverage options. Complying with Massachusetts’ unique underwriting guidelines, the tool relies on targeted questions and information like driving records and car models. To supplement the comparison shopping tool, MassDrive offers its customers counsel from licensed insurance professionals to ensure the quote... [...]
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BBQ Safety Tips!

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Nothing says summer like a good ole barbecue! Although this summer staple can be loads of fun, it can also be a dangerous activity if the right precautions are not taken. Before you light up, keep in mind these helpful safety tips from the NFPA! Before You Grill – Where you place your grill is crucial for safety.  Keep grills away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves, overhanging branches and other flammable structures. You never know when a grease fire may start and when the wind may blow it a little too far. – Check the major connection points between the gas (propane) tank hose and the regulator and cylinder, and where the hose connects to the burners. Tighten if loose. – Check the propane tank hose for the potential leaks by applying a light soap and water solution to the hose using a brush or... [...]
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Bay State Breweries! (and Cideries!)

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There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot summer’s day! As Bay Staters, we are lucky enough to have some fabulous breweries in Massachusetts.  From the ever popular and well known Samuel Adams Brewery, to the new and amazing Downeast Cider hall, these places offer truly refreshing drinks and exciting experiences. Downeast Cider Hall- 200 Terminal St, Charlestown, MA 02129 This cidery takes apples and alcohol to a whole new level. Started in 2011, the Downeast Cider Hall’s success grows from a truly exceptional and refreshing hard apple cider.  The founders and owners stick to strict policy of “No Shortcuts” in their cider making process. The company gets all of their apples from local farms and fresh presses to create a truly amazing, and refreshing taste. They refuse to use artificial ingredients, use juice from concentrate, or any shortcuts that may diminish the quality and flavor of their delectable cider.  While... [...]
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Protect Your Home From Burglars When You’re on Vacation

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The start of summer means it’s time to go on vacation! Whether it’s a weekend trip to the beach, or a month long trip to Europe, vacations can leave your house vulnerable to break-ins. The FBI notes that the summer has the highest rates of burglaries. To try and prevent a burglary or limit the damage if one occurs, use this checklist before you take off. 1st step- Deterring The Burglar The first line of defense you can have against a burglary starts with making your home appear occupied.  If a burglar thinks you’re home, they’ll move on to a home that looks uninhabited.  Think Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone- he had the right idea. Have the lights inside your home on a automatic timer.  Rather than keeping your lights on the entire time, which is not environmental, not cost efficient, and does not look normal to have lights... [...]
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June Events in Massachusetts- Festivals

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What a wonderful month to live in Massachusetts! Throughout June, Massachusetts hosts some incredible festivals. From food to the arts, these diverse and fun festivals are the perfect way to spend time with your friends and family. Here are a few of MassDrive’s favorite ones. Cambridge Arts River Festival Central Square Cultural District June 6th The wonder celebration of the arts features local music, theater, dance, story telling and poetry tents, and even sculpture racing! The free event showcases folk, indie, rock, and world music performances all festival long. Your kids will love the family art-making activities, crafts, and art demonstrations. And of course like all good festivals, there will be plenty specialty food purveyors! 4th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest Armory in Somerville June 12th – June 13th The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts presents this “hyper-local” craft Brewfest showcasing local brewers of beer, newly established breweries, cider &... [...]
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Massachusetts Outdoor Concert Venues

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Now that warm, beautiful weather has arrived, it’s time to spend every moment possible outside. Massachusetts has some amazing outdoor venues for music lovers. Here’s a list of our top must-see venues this summer! Blues Hills Bank Pavilion Boston Harbor Located on the Boston Harbor side, this amazing outdoor amphitheater continues to host incredible musicians and bands. This year’s line up includes incredible classics like Steely Dan, to indie rock band Florence and the Machine, to new comer Lindsey Stirling and much more. Seating over 5,000 people, it’s one of the largest venues in the area. Enjoy 35 concession stands, and beer, wine and champagne available throughout the pavilion. With the top of the line sound system, spectacular lighting capabilities and cool harbor breezes, this venue has everything you need for a perfect concert experience. Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell Charles River Esplanade This charming and historic outdoor venue... [...]
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May Events in Massachusetts

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With the weather absolutely wonderful right now, it’s time to go outside and enjoy all that Massachusetts has to offer! From the beautiful beaches to the stunning Berkshires, there are so many ways to explore this amazing state! Here are a few of our favorite activities happening this month. Cape Cod Restaurant Week May 11th – May 17th Across Cape Cod What could be better way to start off the warm weather than Cape Cod restaurant week?! For 7 days, the best restaurants from Falmouth to Provincetown will offer three- and four-course exhibition menus for $25, $30 or $35. Enjoy the beautiful beaches during the day, then prepare for spectacular meals at night from everything from the freshest raw bars, to perfectly cooked steaks, to unique one of a kind dishes! As culinary artists debut their fabulous new dishes, you will be some of the first to try them!... [...]
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Flood Insurance Myths Debunked

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Not knowing the facts on flood insurance can end up costing you your life savings. Review the flood insurance myths we debunked so you know the facts about how to protect your biggest assets. Myth: Flood Insurance is only for those who live in high risks areas. Unfortunately, this is not true- 25% of flood claims are for homes NOT in flood plains. While people think you must live in a flood plain to get flood insurance, this is also not true. Almost anyone who wants flood insurance can get it. Myth: Homeowner’s policy will cover flood damage. Your standard homeowner’s policy and umbrella policies will not cover flood damage. Flood and earthquake damage must be purchased separately. This leads to our next myth: Myth: All water damage is treated the same. Certain types of water damage are covered under flood insurance, while others are covered under your homeowner’s... [...]
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Top 5 Benefits of Using an Independent Insurance Agent

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No one loves shopping for insurance.  It can be confusing, complicated and hard to figure out exactly what you need. On one hand, you want to save money, but on the other you want to make sure you and your family are fully covered. An independent insurance agent can help with all of these concerns and so much more. Here are the top 5 benefits of using an independent insurance agent: Cost! - An independent insurance agent can shop around for you from multiple carriers.  They are able to look for the best combination of price, coverage and service by having a huge selection of carriers to choose from.  An agent does the work for you to find you the best price. Their loyalty lies with the customer. – Unlike captive agents, who are committed to the one carrier they must sell policies for; independent agents are committed to making... [...]
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