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THE WHEEL DEAL: Members of the Starkweather & Shepley staff participate in the 2018 Bike MS: Ride the Rhode fundraiser in South Kingstown.
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Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.

Best Places to Work 2019 | MIDSIZE COMPANIES (50-149 employees): 8. Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. What three words best describe your staff? Passionate,...
PRETTY NEAT: Amica employees use their annual volunteer day to work with Clean Ocean Access to clear debris from the local shoreline.
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Amica Mutual Insurance Co.

Best Places to Work 2019 | ENTERPRISE (500-plus employees): 4. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. What modifications have you made to your workplace to support...
KITCHEN HELP: Providence Mutual employees volunteer to cook dinners for families at the Ronald McDonald House in Providence.
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The Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

Best Places to Work 2019 | MIDSIZE COMPANIES (50-149 employees): 9. The Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co. How would you describe the culture of...

Lax & Co. First Firm in RI to be Featured in...

Lax & Co. is once again representing Rhode Island on the national stage in the life insurance industry. Firm President Ryan Alan Lax, along...
LISTEN AND LEARN: Participants during the first of two discussion panels at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit at the Providence Marriott talk about how the state’s health care and insurance systems must listen to and understand the whole person they purport to serve. From left: Marc Backon, president of Tufts Health Plan’s commercial division; Stephen Farrell, UnitedHealthcare of New England CEO; Dr. John Murphy, executive vice president of physician affairs at Lifespan; James E. Purcell, former CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and founder of the Returns on Wellbeing Institute; Shannon Shallcross, co-founder and CEO of BetaXAnalytics; and Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.
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Panel: Many health, insurance services out of touch with user

To work better, the state’s health care and insurance systems must ramp up one critical skill: listening to and understanding the whole person they...

Lax & Co. President Newest Member of Forum 400

Warwick, RI, April 2019 – Lax & Co. is pleased to announce that firm President Ryan Alan Lax has been selected for membership to...
E-SCOOTERS: A couple of Bird electronic scooters are photographed on a sidewalk in Providence. Bird is one of two companies operating the scooters in the capital city, which requires the scooter companies to cover the city with a general-liability insurance policy of at least $1 million in value.
 / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Is city protected if scooters crash?

The electric scooters flitting around Providence are fast, efficient, fairly inexpensive and easy to use. But they’re an accident waiting to happen, and when...
COMPENSATION COSTS for private industry employers in New England were $40.80 per hour in December 2018 a 42-cent-per-hour increase year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

N.E. employer compensation costs highest in nation at end of 2018

PROVIDENCE – Compensation costs per hour worked for private employers in New England was $40.80 in December, compared with $40.38 one year prior, according...
HYBRID PRODUCT: Geraldine B. Cunningham, president and CEO of First Financial Advisory Services, with Matthew Cunningham, left, and Peter Robinson, at her Westerly office. Cunningham said her business has seen more interest in a hybrid long-term care insurance product that allows people to pay over a 10-year period while they are still working and includes a death benefit if the person dies before using the long-term care services.  
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Insurance policies target long-term care

Baby boomers are planning for end of life, transforming a relatively new insurance option that combines long-term care and life insurance into a $4...
team culture: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage CEO Larry Keefe speaks to sales staff during a morning meeting at the company’s East Providence office. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Starkweather & Shepley growing fast, looking out for clients’ best interests

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a large company: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. In January, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. will celebrate...

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