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Maximize homeowners insurance coverage with a home contents inventory

Account Executive

You’ve recently purchased your dream home and gone through the hassle of buying homeowners insurance. In the process of purchasing your policy, you were advised that all of your personal belongings in the home would be covered. Then, late one night, a thought occurs: In the event of a catastrophic loss, how will my agent know what belongings were in my home?

Published September 21, 2017

How to protect yourself after the Equifax data breach

Information stolen in the Equifax data breach reportedly includes the credit card numbers of around 209,000 U.S. consumers.

Account Executive

Was your personal information accessed in the Equifax data breach? Given that 143 million Americans — nearly two-thirds of the country's adult population — it probably was.

Published September 08, 2017

Benefits compliance amid volatile times for health care reform


Vice President-Financial Services and Benefits

If you're a business owner or administrator of an employee benefits program, no one needs to tell you how complicated rules and regulations have become, and how difficult it is to remain in compliance. That's why we feel it's important to attend our annual Sylvia Group benefits compliance seminar:

Published August 31, 2017

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Little Compton, RI, to Falmouth, MA

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New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival
Sunday, October 8
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City Pier 3
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Medicare Open Enrollment Webinar
Thursday, October 12
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Thursday, October 19
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Long-term Care Insurance Seminar
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500 Faunce Corner Road
Building 100, Suite 120
Dartmouth, MA

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  • “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 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 love your staff. In the first three or four weeks after we moved over to Sylvia Group for our insurance, I have had more communication and attention from them than I had in the seven or eight years we were with our former agency! You have a great team.”

    – Pat Cassan, Ocean Explorium

  • “I just wanted to take the time to recognize what a remarkable job Danielle Andre is doing. I cannot thank her enough for her time, her kindness and her willingness to make sure I’m comfortable with all the necessary changes that occurred from an insurance standpoint. As a whole, every Sylvia Group staff member has been friendly and knowledgeable, but Danielle has certainly gone above and beyond for me.”

    – Shannon S., Personal Insurance client

  • “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 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.

  • "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