Eastern Insurance Group LLC Recognized For Its Commitment To CommunityApril 19, 2018
Subsidiary of Eastern Bank Is Featured As Part Of The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents’ “The Good You Do” Campaign
BOSTON, April 19, 2018 – Eastern Insurance Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank, is being recognized this month as an outstanding example of commitment to the community by the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA). Featured in MAIA’s statewide “The Good You Do” campaign, Eastern Insurance is being honored for its efforts in giving back to the communities it serves.
“Eastern Insurance’s community leadership reinforces the idea of business doing good things to help people prosper and drive a higher social purpose,” said Bob Rivers, Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank.
Hope Aldrich, President and CEO of Eastern Insurance, added, “On behalf of our entire team, thank you to the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents for this recognition. We are pleased and humbled to have the contributions of our employees highlighted in this way.”
The employees of Eastern Insurance go above and beyond to embrace the charitable nature of their organization. In 2017 alone, employees served over 2,300 volunteer hours supporting a variety of local causes including the Greater Newburyport YWCA, Rosie’s Place, the Scituate Animal Shelter of Massachusetts, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Each month, MAIA seeks to highlight a Massachusetts insurance agency that takes part in bettering their community through charitable acts or volunteering. As this month’s honoree, Eastern Insurance is featured in MAIA’s MassAgent web magazine, as well as the Association’s social media channels, website, and annual Big Event convention program book.
“Local insurance agencies like Eastern Insurance go above and beyond for their community. We admire their dedication, generosity, and hard work,” stated Nicholas A. Fyntrilakis, President and CEO of MAIA. “They truly deserve this recognition for the good they continue to do in the various communities that they work in.”
Eastern Insurance makes charitable contributions to the community through Eastern Bank and the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. Their combined outspoken advocacy and community support have exceeded more than $110 million in charitable giving since 1999. In celebration of the Bank’s 200th anniversary in 2018 and to honor its first depositor, Rebecca Sutton, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation has announced Advancing Women as its 2018 Targeted Grant focus and will commit $1.8 million to community-based organizations focused on addressing a wide range of issues that disproportionately impact women and girls.
About Eastern Insurance Group LLC
Eastern Insurance Group LLC, headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank, the largest independent, mutually owned bank in New England with branches stretching from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod. Eastern Insurance serves more than 75,000 individuals and businesses and provides a full range of personal and commercial insurance products, as well as employee benefits services. Eastern Insurance is recognized as one of the largest insurance agencies headquartered in Massachusetts and the 35th largest property and casualty agency in the country. For more information, visit www.easterninsurance.com. Follow Eastern Insurance on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Join us for good at joinusforgood.com.
The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents represents over 1,200 independent insurance agencies across the Commonwealth. These small and medium sized local businesses employ approximately 10,000 workers and contribute approximately $1 billion annually to the Massachusetts economy. Independent insurance agencies in Massachusetts offer predominantly property and casualty insurance to consumers and businesses with some offering life and health products as well. MAIA agencies are consumer advocates that focus on meeting their customers’ unique needs with the appropriate products at the best value. MAIA is committed to strengthening and elevating the independent insurance agency system through unwavering advocacy and promotion, quality education, key insights and advice, market access and essential products.