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A little extra caution can go a long way while driving at night

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Summer has ended, and while fall and winter have their own pleasure, longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23% of vehicle miles traveled, more than 50% of fatalities for vehicle occupants 16 and … More

Hot Day Behind the Wheel? Here’s How to Beat the Heat

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When the temperature increases, decrease your risk on – and off – the road with these safety tips: 1. Check those tires. You’re already checking your tire pressure every month, right? Even if you are (most of us don’t), keep a closer eye on them during the warm months. Heat can increase tire pressure rapidly. … More

Your chance to win prize money!

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As an appreciated Downey client, we are writing to let you know about two offers for your business. Nationwide, our newly added carrier, has announced a small business contest, and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents is now accepting grant applications – both programs offer you the opportunity to earn prize money to support your … More

Distracted Driving Habit Is Proving Tough for Americans to Break

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Interesting read from Insurance Journal. about distracted driving — Nearly eight in 10 consumers talk on the phone while driving and more than 30 percent admit to having been in a near-miss crash because they were distracted. Also, although distracted driving poses potential liability risks for companies, many expect employees to remain connected and do … More

Daylight Savings Time is also Daylight Safety Time

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  Sunday, March 10 is Daylight Saving, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We here at Downey Insurance Group want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety. Be safe in your home Health and safety agencies often use the approach of Daylight Saving Time to remind people to … More

Why an Independent Agent?

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Not all insurance agents are the same! Choosing the right one can make a big difference – in price, service, and value. With other agencies, you get one company that sells one brand of insurance. With an independent insurance agency like Downey Insurance Agency you get choices. Why? Because independent insurance agencies, like Downey Insurance Agency represent … More

Prevent Water Damage

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One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. At Downey Insurance Agency,  we know you want to protect what’s important. That’s why we’re offering these tips to help you prevent many of the most common causes of water damage. Just a little time and some … More

We are glad to represent and announce our partner MAPFRE wins the #1 home and auto insurer in Massachusetts.

  We are proud and glad to represent to and partner with MAPFRE Insurance, the ValChoice® #1 Best Value for Auto Insurance in Massachusetts, with a score of 92 out of 100! The annual award is presented to one company in each state, based on claims handling, customer service and value. Aiming for the most … More

When there is a Multi-Impact Weather event – Turn to your states Emergency Management agency

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MEMA: Multi-Impact Rain/Flooding/Icing Event Friday/Saturday The NWS has forecasted a multi-impact rain event Friday into Saturday. Heavy rain is expected to overspread the region Friday afternoon and evening and continuing into Saturday morning. Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches, and up to 4” in some areas are forecast over the entire region. … More

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