by | Press Room |

WESTBROOK, Maine (June 30, 2017) – Effective July 1, 2017, Acadia Insurance, a Berkley Company®, will become the official carrier of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts (HBRAMA) and underwrite coverage for participating members of the association and its affiliates serving five chapters and approximately 700 construction members statewide. Acadia is well-versed in... Read more »

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WESTBROOK, Maine (June 30, 2017) – Acadia Insurance, a Berkley Company®, is expanding its Employment Related Practices Liability (EPLI) coverage with the addition of Crisis Event Communication Expense Reimbursement coverage. Available November 1, this coverage helps businesses maintain their reputation by managing unforeseen expenses during a major media crisis, including costs for professional public relations... Read more »

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by | Construction, Farm & Agriculture, Safety |

Whether you’re in construction, welding, agriculture, or any other industry whose workers are exposed to insufficient oxygen environments or potentially toxic airborne agents, you’re required to protect your employees from respiratory hazards. Yet, research shows that not nearly enough employers are taking heed—and many are failing to provide sufficient training and respiratory protection. Recent headlines... Read more »

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by | Loss Control |

Curiosity. Inspiration. Surprise. Everyone’s response to a piece of fine art is unique—and could even change from moment to moment. Experiencing art is something that’s deeply personal, while connecting us with others across time through a shared encounter. It’s dynamic; almost alive. “Without art,” claimed art historian Konrad Fiedler, “the view of the world would... Read more »

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by | Small Business |

If you are considering using a drone as part of your business operations, it is important to consult with your insurance agent to add coverage and to understand the recent regulations published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In 2016, drone usage was officially sanctioned for commercial operations by the FAA.   The legal framework was... Read more »

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by | Construction, General Liability, Safety, Small Business |

Winter weather in New England is notorious for wreaking havoc with building roofs. A business owner may potentially avoid costly repairs or replacement if he or she follows basic tips for proactive roof care and winter hazard prevention. Generally speaking, it’s not the snowflakes that collapse a building, power lines or a tree. It’s the... Read more »

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by | Safety, Uncategorized |

For many Americans, the physical demands of lifting heavy objects are a daily part of their working life. Unfortunately, injuries that result from this activity can present a significant health and safety issue for employees and their employers—especially in labor-intensive industries. The nature of the building material industry, for example, with its equipment, products and... Read more »

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