Friday, January 28, 2022




Butler & Messier Insurance Inc. acquires two Cranston-based insurers

PAWTUCKET - Butler & Messier Insurance Inc. has acquired two Cranston-based insurance agencies, expanding its services and footprint in Rhode Island. Butler & Messier, a...
POLICY ­­PERUSAL: Mary Caruso, left, director of business development at Carey, Richmond & Viking Insurance Agency in Middletown, talks with CaraMarie Costa, personal insurance account manager. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

As home repair costs rise, policies may need update

As Tropical Storm Henri approached Rhode Island on Aug. 22, homeowners cleared their porches of furniture and battened down the hatches, fearing the havoc...
ENCOURAGING VOLUNTEERING: EMC Insurance Cos. encourages its employees to volunteer in the community by offering paid time off to employees who perform such service. / COURTESY EMC INSURANCE COS.

EMC Insurance Cos.

PBN Best Places to Work Awards 2021 Midsize Companies #15. EMC Insurance Cos. Employees in R.I.: 51 Vice President and Branch Manager Paula Finkelman Questions answered by Human...
PREPPING FOR A FIGHT: Kevin Millonzi, owner of Millonzi Fine Catering in West Warwick, says his insurance claims for losses related to COVID-19 have been turned down. Now he’s ready to sue. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Businesses failing to get pandemic-related payouts

Kevin Millonzi has “viral” coverage as part of his business-interruption insurance, but that didn’t save the West Warwick caterer from getting rejected when he...
COMMON THREAT: Normand Duquette, senior vice president at RISCO Insurance Brokerage Inc. in East Providence, says “90% of the companies we see” have been subject to social engineering fraud attempts. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Demand rises for insurance coverage against social engineering fraud

Imagine wiring money to a bank account at the request of an urgent voice message or an email from your company’s CEO, only to...
Mason J. Waring joined Providence-based law firm Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd. in 2008. His practice focuses on long-term disability, health and life insurance litigation. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Prioritize collaboration

Mason J. Waring | Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd. partner I am fortunate to be part of an amazing team navigating this pandemic. Here are...

Don’t ignore threat of ransomware

As if businesses don’t have enough to worry about in a pandemic, add a growing number of ransomware attacks to the list. Tom Doyle, an...

Beacon a lesson for hospital merger

As prospects for a merger between Rhode Island’s two hospital systems appear to grow more promising (“Lifespan, CNE Move Forward With Letter of Intent...

Limiting health risk earns AAA Northeast employees rewards

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards 2020 | 1,500-5,000+ EMPLOYEES 4. AAA ­Northeast  | John Galvin, CEO and president | Number of employees: 2,548 EMPLOYEE...

Leadership in a Time of Crisis: The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co.

To Our Fellow Rhode Islanders: A commitment to foundational principles, vision and values is even more critical to leadership in times of crisis. We, at...

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