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7/1/2018 Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Rate Change

The Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance has approved a Stipulation for the general revision of workers' compensation rates, effective 12:01 A.M., July 1, 2018 that generates an overall average decrease of 12.9% for Massachusetts workers’ compensation rates.

Download the Tonry Topic for changes to manual rates, averages by industry, experience rating, deductible credits, and commonly used classifications. Changes to workers' compensation rates will be applied to new and renewal policies with effective dates on or after July 1st.

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Online License/ID Renewal Change - Massachusetts

Effective October 21, 2017, customers will be eligible to renew their licenses or ID cards online for two consecutive renewal periods.  This will result in approximately 30,000 additional renewal transactions eligible to be processed online each month.  Fewer in-person customers will make it easier for the RMV team to attend ATLAS training and prepare for the March 26, 2018 ATLAS rollout.  This will also allow customers to keep their current photo images for five additional years.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. And while it is critical to be vigilant about protecting your data year-round, now is an opportune time to review password security protocols. Many people think of hacking as an attack against a website to exploit vulnerability, but in reality, hacking can be as simple as asking for a password.

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Tonry Insurance Group Hires Local Lexington Insurance Agent


Lexington, MA – Tonry Insurance Group, Inc. (www.tonry.com) announced today that Kathy Gray, CIC has joined the agency as a Commercial Account Manager. Her primary focus will be to further develop and service their growing book of commercial insurance business. Kathy comes with a wealth of experience within the industry and a great deal of local knowledge, having grown up in Lexington and worked in town for the past 21 years.


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2016 Pajama Drive

Another winter season is almost here, and it's time to start our pajama drive. For the fourth year Tonry Insurance Group is getting involved...

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7/1/2016 Mass Workers' Compensation Rate Change

The Commissioner of Insurance has approved a Stipulation for the general revision of workers’ compensation rates, effective 12:01 A.M., July 1, 2016, applicable to new and renewal policies.

The stipulation includes an overall average increase of 1.5% in the existing workers’ compensation average rates and will vary by class. Rating values in the Experience Rating Plan and the Retrospective Rating Plan will be revised, as well as premium credits in the Massachusetts Benefits Deductible Program and Massachusetts Benefits Claim and Aggregate Deductible Program.



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Louis A. Tonry, Sr. (1925-2016)

Former president of Albert J. Tonry & Co., Inc., Louis A. Tonry, Sr. (1925 - 2016), passed away peacefully Saturday morning April 2, 2016 with family at his side.  Mr. Tonry joined the insurance agency started by his father, Albert J. Tonry, after serving as a Naval Aviator in World War II and graduating from Bowdoin College.  He was the father of current agency president and co-owner Lou Tonry Jr. and step-father of treasurer and co-owner Carl Traina.

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2015 Pajama Drive

It's Pajama Drive Time! For the third year Tonry is getting involved with a pajama drive sponsored by our friend ServiceMaster...

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MassDOT Substantially Reduces Fines for Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Customers

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced changes to the fine structure to the all-electronic, Pay-By-Plate, toll collection system on the Tobin Bridge.  Additionally, Secretary Pollack also announced a 30-day amnesty program that starts Monday, June 1, where drivers can simply pay the amount of outstanding tolls and will have all late payment fines waived..  Both the new fine structure and the 30-day toll amnesty apply exclusively to the Tobin Bridge. 

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Massachusetts Alerts - MEMA

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, better known as MEMA, now offers a free downloadable Alert app for Massachusetts residents, or anyone else interested in being notified of incidents and events in the Commonwealth

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How To Increase Your Contract Surety Bond Line

What Bonding Companies Want:

Bonding companies are guaranteeing your performance. Therefore, they want to feel comfortable that you have the experience and financial means to effectively complete your project. If a claim arises, the surety wants to know you will do everything you can to alleviate the situation and prevent a loss.

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2014 Toys for Tots

Tonry Insurance Group is getting involved in the 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign.

We were invited by our friends at ServiceMaster by Gilmore who will be running their 14th Annual Toys for Tots Campaign. 

If you would like to donate we will be collecting toys at all of our locations from now until November 28, 2014.

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Fire Protection Week Oct 5 - 11, 2014

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

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Saving Water Damaged Property

Salvage experts, property specialists and government agencies advise that quick action is critical when dealing with water-damaged property. Many types of personal property can be saved within 48 hours of being exposed to water.

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CDL Self-Certification

By January 30, 2014 all CDL drivers are required under Federal regulation to inform the RMV of the type of commerce they plan to operate within (interstate or intrastate) and whether or not they are required to hold a medical certificate. This notification is called self-certification. It is called self-certification because the driver alone needs to determine the self-certification category he/she falls into based on his/her driving information.

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Wedding Insurance

Weddings, regardless the current economy, are still quite expensive events. The average cost of a wedding still approaches $30,000.

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Construction Equipment Theft

It is critically important to have the right type and quantity of equipment available in order to complete projects. This means that medium and larger contractors have a lot of money invested in their machinery.

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Artisan Contractors

Artisan Contractors are smaller operations that work in a variety of settings. They may be involved on large construction projects under the direction of general contractors, operate in smaller residential projects, specialize in installations or work on renovation or remodeling projects.

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Our Customers Say

Jacquelynne Maloney at the Tonry agency has helped us immeasurably navigating the bonding process.  She took the time to get to know us and develop a complete picture of our company, our goals and objectives, our capabilities, our needs and the history of our company.  Her knowledge of the market allowed her early on to recognize what program would work for our company.  Other bonding agencies simply asked for a copy of our financial statement, balance sheet and work on hand.  They appeared to have no interested in whether we were making cupcakes or nuclear missiles.  Jacquelynne took the time to get to know us personally.  To her we were more than just our financial statement.


Richardson Electrical Company, Inc.