Auto & Homeowner Insurance Discount Announced

Members Can Save at Least 6% Off Arbella Premium

MAY 2015 VOICE: Last year the Association began exploring the possibility of offering discount programs to members. Our first such program, a discounted BJ’s Wholesale Club membership, was unveiled in December and proved a great success.

Since then, we’ve listened to the requests of members and have worked to develop new programs.

Mass Retirees is excited to announce a new benefit for members insuring a vehicle or property in Massachusetts: an exclusive 6% discount on auto insurance with Arbella Insurance Group and Bearingstar Insurance. Members who switch and combine their home and auto together can save even more on their policies with this special benefit.

Headquartered in Quincy, MA, Arbella has long been one of Massachusetts leading independent insurance groups. Arbella is also locally owned and operated.

Bearingstar Insurance specializes in risk identification and protection to meet the needs of individuals, families, and businesses. As a member of the Arbella Insurance Group, Bearingstar serves clients from multiple locations throughout New England. Bearingstar agents will be available to all active Mass Retirees members as trusted advisors, making sure you get the right coverage at the best possible price.

“The new partnership between Mass Retirees and Bearingstar Insurance is a natural one,” says Francis X. Bellotti, vice chairman of Arbella Insurance Group and a Mass Retirees member for 27 years.  “Bearingstar and Arbella employees understand the value of building strong, trusting relationships with every customer. The support, information and advocacy we receive from the Mass Retirees goes hand-in-hand with the excellent service for which Bearingstar and Arbella have become known.”

Working with a dedicated independent agent is critical when making important decisions about your personal insurance. “We work closely with our customers to understand their unique needs and take the time to advise them on which coverage is best for them and why,” says Sean Flanders, director of sales at Bearingstar. “We provide the type of personal service that Mass Retirees members expect from an insurance company, and we are excited to deliver this benefit to them.”

“We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from members, who’ve encouraged us to establish discount programs. As long as these programs don’t detract or conflict with our core mission as an advocacy group, I’m all for helping our members save money,” explains Association President Frank Valeri. “Former Attorney General Frank Bellotti has long been a close friend and member of our Association. He’s also one of the founders of the Arbella Insurance Group.

“It goes without saying that any service or product being offered to our members must come from highly reputable companies. Arbella is a company we feel comfortable recommending to our members.”

***The discount is only available to dues paying Mass Retirees members. Those interested members can contact the Assocviation office for further details.