Archive for May, 2016

Did you get your Linked In Data Breach notice?

Posted on: May 28th, 2016 by Herlihy Insurance Group No Comments

LinkedIn Data Breach

Notice of Data Breach

You may have heard reports recently about a security issue involving LinkedIn. We would like to make sure you have the facts about what happened, what information was involved, and the steps we are taking to help protect you.

What Happened?

On May 17, 2016, we became aware that data stolen from LinkedIn in 2012 was being made available online. This was not a new security breach or hack. We took immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts that we believed might be at risk. These were accounts created prior to the 2012 breach that had not reset their passwords since that breach.

So many of us use this online networking tool! When the “World’s Largest Professional Network” is infiltrated by cyber thieves it is another good time to check your business insurance coverage.

If you are a business owner or a controller at a business, review these three questions with your insurance provider.

  1. Is my business covered for the expenses of a data breach if my business has a breach?
    The breach cost of each stolen record is estimated at $150 per record!
  2. Does my business store or transmit credit card information?
    Cyber thieves are utilizing computers to hijack electronic credit card transmissions.
  3. Does my business have protection for Computer Fraud and Funds Transfer Fraud?
    Bangladesh Central Bank found $100 million missing after a weekend.

As with any business you select your insurance coverage and you decide if you want the coverage. We know that not all businesses need Cyber Liability and Data Breach coverage. We at Herlihy Insurance Group just like to make sure our businesses know what they selected and they had the option to add a coverage that was relevant.

Questions on what is covered on your business insurance? Ask us! And maybe you want to take advantage of our SHRED IT day June 18, 2016. Contact us for more info.

Big Small Business Thank you!

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by Herlihy Insurance Group No Comments

Small Business Week

Last week Fuller Automotive in Auburn brought in lunch for our very appreciative staff members. Nothing like a free lunch to remind businesses of your excellent services.

As a family owned and operated business since 1914, Fuller Automotive is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of customer service to you! With three different specialty shops conveniently located in Auburn, the Fuller Automotive staff is ready to service your auto repair, auto body repair, and tire needs. If your vehicle breaks down, was just involved in an accident, or requires a Massachusetts State Inspection Sticker, one call to Fuller’s does it all.

This week our agency returned the food favor today and dropped off cookies and brownies for the Fuller staff.

Another visit to a small business to celebrate National Small Business week!

National Small Business Week Continues at Herlihy Insurance Group

Posted on: May 9th, 2016 by Herlihy Insurance Group No Comments

We would like to welcome a new small business to our agency.

Cathy Dipilato has recently opened Archer Advertising. Archer Advertising will focus on brand awareness for companies, by utilizing Ms. DiPilato’s knowledge, tools, and equipment. She has five head embroidery machines, silk screening, sign plotters and all the promotional items you need to advertise your companies business.

Sherri from Herlihy Insurance Group and Denise from Liberty Mutual visited Cathy this week to deliver her insurance policy and a few pastries. We wish Cathy a fabulous first year in business!

Check out her company at:

Archer Advertising
384 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Small Business Week

Herlihy Insurance Group Celebrates National Small Business Week!

Posted on: May 6th, 2016 by Herlihy Insurance Group No Comments

Chances are if you are reading this you may be employed by a small business. In Massachusetts it is estimated that 1.4 million of us work at small businesses.

We at Herlihy Insurance Group wanted to take a moment to celebrate a few small businesses this week. Our staff visited a few of these and here is a recap of our visits!

Crown Bakery and Café
133 Gold Star Blvd, Worcester

There is quite a bit to say about this small business. It starts with my memories of waiting in line with my father to get the “Parker House” rolls. This was always a holiday tradition. We have moved on from just getting rolls to also bringing in pastries and other sweets to our staff. These are always well received and delicious.

A quick story about this small business… one afternoon I went it to buy some pastries for a friend. The woman working there asked me what they were for and I explained that they were going to be dropped off for a relative in the hospital. With that she quickly said, ” I knew there was something wrong. Here I have some more things for you”.

With that she filled up a bag of food and refused to take payment for them.

I will always remember this small business’s kindness on that day. For me this is a perfect example of what makes a successful small business. AND every thing in there is delicious! Check it out!

Small Business Week

Car Insurance Savings Tip

Posted on: May 2nd, 2016 by Personal Insurance No Comments

As an independent insurance agency we represent a number insurance companies. One of the benefits of this is we are able to offer our clients many coverage and savings options.

In March one of our companies announced a new car insurance savings option and we think this one is worth mentioning to all of our clients.

The Pan Mass Challenge is an annual bike ride that has set the bar for athletic fundraising events. The 36-year old event has raised $500 million for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund, supporting both adult and pediatric cancer research and care.

As the official Auto Insurance Provider of the PMC, MAPFRE Insurance (Commerce Insurance) is offering a 5% discount on auto policies for insureds who donate $25 or more to the PMC. The Pan Mass Challenge is an annual bike ride that has set the bar for athletic fundraising events. The 36-year old event has raised $500 million for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund, supporting both adult and pediatric cancer research and care.

Donations can be made to the PMC either by donating to a rider, or by donating to MAPFRE’s virtual rider. Donations are accepted via online donation or check.

Click Here for more details on this program.