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Now Hiring!

Mar 13 2019 We have an open position for an additional account executive/manager. Insurance experience preferred. Please inquire at . more

Recent Testimonials

Mar 3 2019 Thanks as usual for the super fast response. You always provide top notch customer service! I very much appreciate it. Any time anyone asks about insurance needs I tell them about you guys. -long-time home and... more

Dogs and Insurance

Mar 3 2019 Did you know dogs account for over $500 million in insurance liability claims every year in the United States? In addition to dog bites, dogs collide with people causing falls and injuries. As a dog owner, you are... more

Divorce: Insurance Considerations

Nov 20 2018 Foley & Palenscar works with clients during the divorce process. Here are some helpful homeowners insurance tips for divorcing couples: If either spouse moves out of the house (e.g. into an apartment), that... more

Recent Testimonials

Aug 28 2018 "Much appreciated. You have a phenomenal team. Thanks for getting this completed today" - loan processor at national home lender "Wanted to thank you for the fast and prompt service on this new business. My sister... more

Bailey Lambert Obtains CISR Designation

Jun 6 2018 Bailey Lambert has recently obtained the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. The CISR courses are designed by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and are intended... more

Steve Palenscar Obtains CRM Designation

Dec 4 2017 Steve Palenscar has obtained the Certified Risk Manager or "CRM" designation. The CRM involves attending and passing a comprehensive exam at the following courses: Principles of Risk Management Analysis of Risk... more

Recent Testimonials

Nov 6 2017 I met with [client] on Friday and he was so happy and grateful for everything you put together for him. - new Weston homeowners client referred by an attorney Thank you very much! You were wonderful to work with... more

7 Flood Facts You Need to Know

Sep 8 2017 Since the unprecedented flooding began in Houston, we have received many calls and emails regarding flood coverage. Here are 7 basic flood facts every property owner should know: What is flood? Simply stated, a... more

Recent Testimonials

May 4 2017 "Thank you very much for all your help and it was a pleasure to have an opportunity to meet the whole Foley team yesterday. Please send my regards to Steve and Bailey. Have a great day! Many thanks." - New... more

Accidents, Surcharges, Appeals and Your Auto Policy - Updated

Feb 20 2017 In general, if you are in an auto accident in MA where damages paid by the company exceed $1,000 and you are deemed 50% or more at fault you will be surcharged. Companies are required by law to surcharge drivers. A... more

Residential real estate tax rates

Jan 9 2017 Here is a look at 2017 real estate tax rates per $1,000 of assessed residential value, a factor to consider when purchasing a home. Boston $10.59 Brookline $9.88 Cambridge $6.49 Canton $12.79 Dedham $14.76 Dover... more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22 2016 Every Thanksgiving, Foley & Palenscar purchases pies for our employees from the Community Servings Pie in the Sky fundraiser. Proceeds from Pie in the Sky go towards healthy, delicious meals and delivery to the... more

Tips for a safer Halloween

Oct 25 2016 Tips to ensure your Halloween night doesn't haunt you.1. Light it up!Be sure to turn on your outdoor lights so trick-or-treaters can easily see the path to your stash of candy. Lit candles may add ambiance but they... more

Recent Testimonials - August 2016

Aug 28 2016 Thank you for your quick and complete work on my insurance. Well done! -Home, umbrella, jewelry, fine art, auto client That's perfect. Thanks so much for all the attention you've give us, Steve. I really appreciate... more

Recent Testimonials - March 2016

Mar 28 2016 "Everything to date has been top notch. We are extremely pleased with the service we have received. I can't thank you enough for having us insured with these guys. It's been an incredible level of service we've... more

Damage Caused by Falling Trees or Limbs

Feb 9 2016 After heavy snow or high winds, we receive calls about tress or limbs falling from a neighbor's property onto our insured's property. Here is some helpful info about this scenario: - Your policy will pay to repair... more

5 Things You Didn't Know About Life Insurance

Jan 19 2016 1. Life insurance agents have a reputation of being a little too pesky. The reason why...because it's true. Life insurance is sold, not bought. In most cases, buyers of life insurance will not purchase unless they... more

Giving Back

Sep 15 2015 Each year, Foley & Palenscar donates to many wonderful causes. While we cannot donate to every organization that asks, we try to support organizations that are special to us or to our clients. Here is a... more

Accidents, Surcharges, Appeals and Your Auto Policy

Jul 22 2015 In general, if you are in an auto accident in MA where damages paid by the company exceed $500 and you are deemed 50% or more at fault you will be surcharged. Companies are required by law to surcharge drivers. A... more

Did you know?

Mar 23 2015 Often folks will ask us, "Do you do that?" Our answer is almost always, "yes, we do." Here are some businesses insurance policies we have placed recently: Master condo association Non profit Security video monitor... more

Winter Advisory: Ice Dams

Feb 9 2015 The Boston area has seen undprecedented snowfall in recent weeks. A change in temperature combined with the record breaking snow will produce ice dams. Here is a good illustration of an ice dam: https://www.... more

Recent Testimonials

Jan 22 2015 "Thanks again for putting together a great policy for the association. Please pass on our appreciation. I can already see the benefits. I will share my story with other associations on the block." - Patrick from... more

Local residential real estate tax rates

Feb 16 2014 Here is a look at real estate tax rates per $1,000 of assessed residential value, a factor to consider when purchasing a home. Boston $12.58 Brookline $11.39 Cambridge $8.38 Canton $12.30 Dedham $16.08 Foxboro $... more

Recent client testimonials

Feb 10 2014 "You are the best!!! Thanks so much." [Jodi, , Norwood MA, long-time auto and home client, 2014] "Thanks for looking into this for me! You guys have been great to deal with and we've always appreciated that." [... more

Facts of Life

Dec 3 2013 Given the staggering cost of college, adequate life insurance is a must for growing families. However, studies show most families are underinsured. Click here for more: Amazing facts about life insurance in the U.S.... more

Back to School

Aug 20 2013 Did you know a college student living off campus may not be covered by their parent's homeowners policy? A renter's policy would properly cover a student living off campus for personal property and liability.... more

F&P Sponsors 28th NVCC Tourney

Jul 9 2013 Foley & Palenscar is happy to announce we are the hole-in-one sponsor of the 28th Annual Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament to be held on August 12, 2013 at Easton Country Club. Last year, a... more

Flood rates on the rise

May 10 2013 In light of the the May 9, 2013 Boston Globe article the Boston Globe regarding flood insurance premiums, here is a primer on flood insurance in Massachusetts: The article states the federal flood insurance program... more

Drive now, text later

May 6 2013 Take the pledge to never text and drive at www.itcanwait.org. more

Three Coverages You Should Have

Apr 19 2013 Here is a list of three critical coverages we recommend to all our clients: 1. Umbrella insurance: Umbrella insurance is additional liability coverage designed to better protect an insured in the event of an... more

Mass Save and Your Home

Apr 9 2013 Looking to make some improvements to your home? Contact Mass Save (www.masssave.com). Not only will they perform a complimentary energy efficiency assessment of your home, they will assist you in obtaining rebates... more

Steve Palenscar obtains CIC designation

Mar 1 2013 Steve Palenscar has obtain the Certified Insurance Counselor or "CIC" designation. The CIC involves attending and passing a comprehensive exam at the following institutes: Personal Lines Commercial Casualty... more

Trampolines

Feb 22 2013 In October 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement "Trampoline Safety in Childhood and Adolescence" in which they cautioned against the use of trampolines. Some of the key points in the... more

Do I need title insurance?

Feb 15 2013 We often receive inquiries regarding title insurance. Title insurance is an important consideration when purchasing a property. Here is a link to an excellent explanation of title insurance. http://silveriwilson.... more

Is your property "up to code"?

Feb 13 2013 We are fortunate in Massachusetts to have beautiful colonial and Victorian architecture. Many buildings and homes were built in the 1800s or early 1900s. Building codes have evolved over time. If you own property... more

Preparing for Nemo

Feb 7 2013 Visit the MA Emergency Management Agency's ("MEMA") website for tips on preparing for snow storm Nemo. Here is the link: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/ Check batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide... more

Testimonials

Feb 1 2013 "Thank you very much again for all your help and being so wonderful with the quick turnaround, it is greatly appreciated!" [Cathy J., Plymouth MA, new auto client, 2013] "I can't tell you how much I appreciate... more

Ways to Prevent Claims

Jan 25 2013 Our agency was established in 1934 so we have seen many different types of claims. As a way to better serve our clients, we often recommend ways to prevent claims. You can use the following attachment as a resource... more

Renting a car? Read this.

Jan 11 2013 We receive calls frequently about renting a car. The first thing you must know is if you have a MA auto policy, it will not cover you outside of the US and Canada. So you if you travel outside of these two... more

Are you in control?

Dec 28 2012 In Control Advanced Driver Training (http://www.driveincontrol.com/) is a class open to drivers of all ages. In addition to helping prevent accidents, by taking this class you may be eligible to receive a discount... more

The Night Before Christmas

Dec 14 2012 Here is a link to a funny insurance version of The Night Before Christmas, which was originally posted online by the Insurance Journal on December 23, 2005. Enjoy. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2005/... more

Connect with us on Twitter

Dec 5 2012 Steve's Twitter handle is @StevePalenscar. more

Do you do that?

Oct 16 2012 We are often asked, "Do you do that?". The answer is almost always, "Yes". Here is an abbreviated list of what we offer. Personal lines: auto boat builders risk camper condo unit disability flood home jewelry... more

Is that covered?

Jan 11 2012 It is helpful to review your insurance policies each year to make sure you have the coverage you need. Here are a few items that are not automatically covered by a homeowners policy. Some of these coverages may be... more



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