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 Protect Your Lawyer Clients from Scary Liability Claims (10/27/2021) 
   

Protect Your Lawyer Clients from Scary Liability Claims

Attorneys need E&O coverage, but if you’ve never written a Lawyer’s Professional Liability Insurance (LPLI) policy before, you might find the prospect a bit spooky! There’s no need to fear, MAIA’s Number One Agency is here! We’ve been selling LPLI policies since 2005, and our LPLI Program Manager will walk you through the whole process. One of our carriers, Westport (AM Best Rated A+ Superior; competitive policy in both coverage and rate) has written a helpful article about the types and trends of the E&O claims that can “haunt” attorneys. Give it a once-over and reach out to Number One to get started on this new revenue stream for your agency! 

Read about legal malpractice claims by area of law, type of activity giving rise to a claim, firm size, and amount of expense/indemnity payment in this American Bar Association (ABA) summary by Ellen McCarthy, Senior Product Underwriter and Risk Management Leader: ABA Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims

Then, check out Number One’s Lawyers' Professional Liability webpage! Ready to get started?

Contact Michelle St. Angelo, LPLI Program Manager, at [email protected] or 508-634-7364!


 New “From” Address for RMV System-Generated Emails (10/26/2021) 
   

New “From” Address for RMV System-Generated Emails

As part of an ATLAS cloud migration to Fast Hosting Services (FHS), the email address for RMV system-generated emails will change. Most emails sent from ATLAS to customers, such as appointment reminders, authentication codes, and myRMV confirmation emails, will come from:  

[email protected]

This is a “Do Not Reply” address, meaning that the emails cannot be replied to. Some system-generated emails will have contact information included if the customer needs to respond.

Download the full RMV Update, dated October 22, 2021:

RMV System Generated Emails

For Registry-related questions, you may also contact MAIA's Member Relations Advocate, Kathy Cormier, at [email protected] or 508-634-7353.


 Updates on November & December Registration Renewals (10/26/2021) 
   

Updates on November & December Registration Renewals

November registration renewals for Trailer and Vanity Plates were delayed, but have now all been mailed to customers. Trailer plate renewals no longer require an insurance certification stamp. December registration renewals for Heavy Use Vehicles require a paid Form 2290/Schedule 1 to be submitted and reviewed in order to renew. Quick Tip: If your customers have commercial plated vehicles that do NOT require the Form 2290/Schedule 1, advise them to renew those plates online separately, so they don’t get held up with the ones that have to be reviewed. Encourage customers to renew online.

November Renewals for Trailer and Vanity Plates

Customers should go to the  Online Service Center at www.mass.gov/rmv and select “Complete 40+ transactions” then “Renew My Registration.”

  • Individual customers will log into their myRMV profile account to renew the trailers and/or vanity plates.
  • Business customers will select “continue as a business” and will have to enter their business information.

 December Renewals for Heavy Use Vehicles

As a reminder, customers that have December Renewals for Heavy Use Vehicles must provide a paid Form 2290/Schedule 1 in order to renew those registrations. They can pay these fees online. Once paid, they will receive a paid receipt electronically, which can be uploaded and attached to their December registration renewal. If the customer mails in the Form 2290 to the IRS, they will have to wait for a paid receipt, and there is no telling how long that will take. 

Here is the link for the 2290 online payment process: 

  • The Form 2290/Schedule 1 will have a stamp or watermark when it has been filed through an IRS-approved e-file provider and accepted for processing.

Reminder:  If you have customers with commercial plated vehicles that do NOT require the Form 2290/Schedule 1, make sure they do NOT include them with the vehicles that require the 2290. When the RMV receives the 2290 registrations for renewal, they have to review them before processing. If a plate that doesn’t require the 2290 is sent along with those that do, it will not be processed until the review is done.

For Registry-related questions, you may also contact MAIA's Member Relations Advocate, Kathy Cormier, at [email protected]om or 508-634-7353.


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Mark Pijar, CIC, CRIS
A.J. Pijar Insurance, Holyoke, MA 

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