Welcome to Acadia Insurance's blog, Closer Matters.

Closer Matters. Its meaning resonates from the core of Acadia's culture. We believe that we need to be close to our customers in order to deliver the best products and service possible. It means having a local physical presence so we can respond quickly to customer needs. And, it means having a real understanding of the communities and businesses that we serve so we can provide the best possible insurance solution.

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Five Common Remodeling Projects and Safety Focuses for Each

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It’s remodeling season in New England and throughout the United States, and, if you are a contractor, homeowners will be looking to your company to complete remodeling projects that increase the value of their home, make it more energy efficient, or improve its resilience against the coming winter.

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Office Ergonomics: Five simple steps to help improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury

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Millions of Americans work in front of computers for some or all of their work days. Sitting in one position for long periods of time can often result in discomfort or pain to the neck, back, wrists, fingers, and/or eyes if the workstation is not properly set up. An improperly configured workstation can also result in loss of productivity and general fatigue. Proper workstation set-up—including good posture and equipment arrangement—can help you stay comfortable and injury-free at work. Next time you are at your workstation, take a few minutes to review the following steps to see whether it is arranged for optimal comfort and support.

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Hurricane Safety Tips, Preparations, and Checklists

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The Northeast has been fortunate to have experienced a lull in hurricane activity the past few years. However this year, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revised their forecast to increase the likelihood of a more active season. NOAA now expects a 70 % chance of 12 – 17 named storms, of which 5 – 8 are expected to become hurricanes, including 2 – 4 major hurricanes. With the more active part of hurricane season in our sights, it is important to be prepared. Read more

Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know Before Launching a “BYOD” Program

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There’s a rising number of mobile application users in the workplace—but that doesn’t mean employees are chasing down virtual creatures in the board room or behind the water cooler. They’re more likely using their smartphones and tablets to collaborate with coworkers, submit expense reports, optimize pay-per-click campaigns, check e-mail, keep up with customers…and the list goes on and on. Read more

Fleet Telematics Support Vehicle and Driver Safety

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fleet telematics and safety

According to OSHA, motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, lost productivity, and more. Looking at this in another way:

  • The average crash costs an employer $16,5001
  • A crash resulting in an injury costs an employer on average $74,0001
  • Costs can exceed $500,000 when there’s a fatality1

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