At Sylvia Group, we are committed to protecting your privacy as a visitor to this website and as our customer. To our visitors and to our customers, we offer this pledge:
We will ask you to provide your personal information to us when you enroll for coverage and when you purchase an insurance policy from us. We will also ask you to provide your personal information to us when you send e-mail to us from this website, or when you voluntarily fill out application or quote request forms on our website, or register to use our private resource center.
When you enroll for an insurance policy at Sylvia Group, we will ask you to provide your name, home address, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information will be provided to the insurance company when you purchase an insurance policy so the company can establish you as a policyholder. We will maintain a record of your information at the offices of Sylvia Group so we can provide you with policyholder service. All Sylvia Group employees are each required to sign and acknowledge a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement. Each employee has been instructed on maintaining the privacy of each customer and the importance of protecting the customer’s personal information.
When you purchase an insurance policy from Sylvia Group, you will pay the premium with your credit card or personal check. If you use your credit card to pay the premium, your credit card information will be deleted from our records after your purchase has been authorized. A transaction number will be provided to you on your Binder of Insurance. You may use this transaction number as a reference to the credit card purchase. We do not keep a record of your credit card information. If you pay the premium using your personal check, we will keep a copy of your check in your file.
When you send us email from this website, you will provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including your email address.
“When I needed assistance with my business insurance program, Jill White immediately responded – and, even more important, she listened. She understood the challenges I had with my former agent, and she and the Sylvia Group team designed a program specific to my restaurant’s needs. I’m confident that with Jill’s expertise and personal attention, Fay’s is in good hands. That gives me the peace of mind to focus on what my family and I do best: serve delicious food and provide great customer service while running a successful business.”
– Evelyn Bettencourt, Owner, Fay's Restaurant and Knotty Pine Fine New England Catering
“Thanks to John Beauregard and the professionals at Sylvia Group, our MassMEDIC membership has paid immediate dividends. Through the BIO Business Solutions® program, Primo Medical received a significant premium reduction on our Professional Liability policy. In addition, utilizing Chubb as our insurance provider and Sylvia Group as our broker, we’re confident that we have business partners who truly understand our insurance needs, provide outstanding loss control services and continue to work with us to lower our total cost of risk.”
– Christopher LaPlante, Chief Financial Officer, Primo Medical Group
“I love your staff. Since we moved over to Sylvia Group for our insurance — what is it, maybe three or four weeks? — I have had more communication and attention from them than I had for the — what, seven or eight years? — with my former agency! You have a great team.”
– Pat Cassan, Ocean Explorium
“You have to have somebody like Judy Besse working with you. She’s very detail-oriented and patient. I’d be lost in a quagmire of laws, rules, regulations… I want somebody on my team as I have with Judy.”
- Paula Gendreau, Business Manager, Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech High School
“I want to thank you for this incredible resource (ThinkHR). We will be accessing it frequently and appreciate Sylvia Group making this available to Advanced Eye Centers.”
Paul C. Abrantes, Executive Director, Advanced Eye Centers
“I so appreciate Julie Jennings' help with Medicare planning. It is a relief to be able to consult with a knowledgeable professional on insurance issues. I have no idea how people do this without such help.”
– Chris Black, Personal Insurance client
"Working with Judy Besse can be pretty interesting because she sets the bar so high. And because she’s putting the customer first, she’s willing to put choices on the table that a lot of brokers just aren’t going to consider because they don’t want to take the haircut."
– Ed Belt, CEO, Primarily Care, Inc.
“Working with Sylvia Group over recent years has taken our insurance issues from 'groans and moans' to 'no problem.' Rose Lopes, our Account Manager, is one of the most responsive people I have ever worked with. She responds immediately to questions or special requests. It is such a pleasure to work with Rose, who does whatever it takes to find a solution to our needs. We are very pleased… She always has our interests in mind.”
– Lynne Foley, Director of Human Resources, Five Star Companies, Inc.
“Judy Besse and Sylvia Group do a wonderful job. Judy’s skills, knowledge of the (benefits) industry and manner of presenting complicated things in an easy-to-understand fashion are unparalleled.”
- Tom Riley, M.P.A., Executive Director, Better Community Living
“We wanted to enhance our employee benefits offering, but we didn’t have the time or expertise to explore the myriad of options. Judy Besse consulted with us and provided detailed information that made a complex choice easy, enabling us to maximize our ROI. And she managed the entire process right through to implementation – including employee communication, enrollment and carrier accountability.”
– Tom Donaruma, Director of HR, Brahmin Leather Works
"Sylvia Group is by far the best insurance agency I have ever dealt with, both personally and in my business. They provide customer support that is not found in other agencies. For example, they take a personal interest in their clients, calls are always taken or returned immediately, and during reviews suggestions are made to offer the most cost effective and comprehensive coverage. When claims occur, they have always been there to facilitate the process. It has truly been a pleasure to have them represent me in my insurance needs."
- William N. Whelan, Chairman, Whelan Associates LLC