The Insurance Center and McCrillis & Eldredge Announce Partnership

Partnership Brings Two, Local Independent Agencies Together to Enhance Insurance Service to Western New Hampshire Bob Sammon, President of The Insurance Center and Chris Eldredge, President of McCrillis & Eldredge, announced that their companies are joining forces. The combined organization will continue to operate under both, well-known brands and will retain both Bob and Chris at the helm. Both agencies have a rich history of providing customized insurance offerings to families and ...
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Personal Lines Account Manager

The Insurance Center has an immediate position for a Personal Lines Account Manager. TIC is an energetic and dynamic full-service independent insurance agency serving customers throughout New England and nationwide. Our growing agency provides a one-stop service for all insurance needs while bringing a unique mixture of local knowledge and industry expertise combined with the depth and resources of a nationally licensed insurance agency. The Insurance Center offers a wide array of personal insu...
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Commercial Lines Account Manager

The Insurance Center has an immediate position for a Commercial Lines Account Manager. TIC is an energetic and dynamic full-service independent insurance agency serving customers throughout New England and nationwide. Our growing agency provides a one-stop service for all insurance needs while bringing a unique mixture of local knowledge and industry expertise combined with the depth and resources of a nationally licensed insurance agency. The Insurance Center offers a wide array of personal in...
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The Importance of Insurance for Boats

Boat insurance isn’t required by law in New Hampshire or Vermont, but it’s still a good idea to get it.  Like other forms of insurance, boat insurance mitigates risk, protecting your investment and shielding your assets from costly liability claims. Boating without insurance in the hopes that following safety procedures will be enough is just as irresponsible as driving a car without auto insurance. Boating accidents are a serious risk—every year there are thousands of them across t...
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How to Protect Your Home and Assets While Traveling

Vacations are supposed to be a time to relax and take a break, but they can also leave you vulnerable to theft, fraud, and unexpected expenses.  Take these steps to ensure you are protected so you can truly relax on your vacation.  Maintain business as usual at your house. If your landscaper comes every Wednesday, make sure he drops by even while you are gone. Have a neighbor pick up newspapers and mail. Keep your indoor and outdoor lights on. Even better: if you have smart ...
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Why Contractors Insurance is So Important

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If you’re a contractor, the warmer temperatures of spring are your cue to get started on home renovation projects you’ve been planning with customers.  You probably have a long checklist of things to go through. Finding qualified laborers. Making sure your equipment is in running order. Getting the supplies you need. Managing costs.  Securing contractor’s insurance should be high on the list.  Every business needs insurance, and contractors particularly do. This is p...
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How to Prevent Spring Showers From Flooding Your House

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April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but sometimes they also bring unwanted flooding.  In the spring, flooding can also be caused by thawing snow and ice, which is a particular concern in the mountain regions of New Hampshire and Vermont.  Cleaning out a flooded home isn’t just a major headache. It’s also a big hit to your wallet. Just one inch of water could cause up to $25,000 worth of damage. And the worst part of it is that the standard homeowner’s insurance ...
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Home Improvements Everyone Should Tackle in the Spring

Once the last snow has fallen, and the deep freezes have passed, it’s time to take stock of what damage winter might have done, as well as catch up on any fall home improvement projects you didn’t get to.  Remember, home maintenance not only has the immediate benefit of increased comfort, it also saves you the cost of expensive repairs down the line. Here are some key areas to focus on.  Start at the top. Break out your ladder and scan your roof for any missing shingles or o...
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How to Remove Ice Dams from Your House

Ice dams are as ominous as they sound. They can ruin your roof, cause flooding within your house, and cost hundreds of dollars in damage. If mold sets in, the cost could run into the thousands.  The process of melting snow refreezing on the edge of your roof forms ice dams. This frozen snow hardens into a ‘dam’ that causes the rest of the melting snow behind it to back up, causing flooding and other damage to your gutters, roof, insulation, attic, and other areas of your house, depe...
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How to Rein in Heating Bill Costs

During the winter months it sometimes feels like we face a choice between shivering in the cold or cringing over bloated heating bills. It doesn’t have to be that way though. There are lots of things you can do to cut down on your heating bill while keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Below are few ideas.  Turn down the heat at night. Turning the thermostat down just a few degrees at night can save a lot without making you uncomfortable during the day. You could sav...
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