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Boat Insurance (what you need to know)

Summer and the sea go together like salt and pepper, and boating is by far one of the best ways to enjoy this winning combination. To get the most out of your summer boating experiences you’ll want to make sure your vessel is clean, properly equipped and in good mechanical condition, waxed and sealed and, last but not least, insured. Boat insurance protects not just your boat, but also you and everyone else you take out onto the water. Yes– you’re not just making sure all the time and money you spent on your boat doesn’t go to waste. You’re also protecting your friends and family, and with the average boat costing a dollar or less a day to insure, this is more than worth the price. Continue reading

Have You Reviewed Your Insurance Policies Recently?

In a world of “save 15% or more” advertisements, people often buy into the idea that they really are saving X percent. The assumption is that the quote is comparing apples to apples, when in reality these ads can be misleading, because these insurance policies are often different than your existing plan. Continue reading

The 10 Most Common Small Business Insurance Claims

Being the proprietor of a small business can be very rewarding, but it’s no secret that this position also comes with a wide variety of challenges. Along with working hard to maintain the business’ attraction to the public, customer service standards and general value, various unforeseen circumstances like fires, burglaries, water damage and more can heap a lot of extra stress on owners. Getting properly insured can help alleviate this, but to better understand what you’re up against keep reading below to become familiar with what kind of insurance hazards business owners can find themselves up against. According to, these are the 10 most common small business insurance claims filed: Continue reading

5 Must-Know Tips For Purchasing Homeowners Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance can be a real challenge, especially for new home buyers.  So, here are our 5 tips for understanding what type of homeowners insurance fits your needs.

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Accident Forgiveness

Everyone has heard the commercials — Accident Forgiveness is a hot topic. Here is a great explanation of how it works:

Steering Clear of Car Insurance Scams

Steering Clear of Car Insurance Scams

Read Your Insurance Definitions Regarding Snow Damage

Read Your Insurance Definitions to Know When Snow Damage is Covered

Holiday Hazards: How to Avoid Insurance

Holiday Hazards: How to Avoid Insurance Claims

Buyer Beware — Purchasing Insurance Online… Trick or Treat?

Happy Halloween everyone, I love this time of year! Don’t listen to anyone that says “you are too old for Halloween”. If you think dressing up for Halloween at the age of 31 is wrong, then I don’t want to be right, I think Luther Ingram said that. [tap on the shoulder, he said if loving you is wrong] well whatever you know what I mean! My wife and I are going to be a hot couple (per usual) but this time we get to be…wait for it Continue reading

Welcome to My Blog — First and Last Propaganda Piece

Thanks for stopping by my blog. My name is Colby Barrows, I work for Barrows Insurance Agency in Mansfield MA. The business was started by my Grandmother Janice Barrows over 30 years ago. She started the business out of her home with the simple concept of – Providing customers the insurance coverage they needed while giving them the service they wanted.   We provide insurance coverage for anything from daily commuter cars to exotic collectables, starter homes to mansions, lemonade stands to corporations. We have a rate for anything you wish to insure, well almost anything. With that being said, I need to say, I didn’t create this blog to sell you anything. I created this blog to teach you about the insurance industry from the perspective of an agent. Continue reading

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