Vargas & Vargas Insurance

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Dorchester, MA 02124

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How do You Select the Right Type of Commercial Insurance Policy?

Vargas & Vargas Insurance is committed to assisting the residents in businesses of Dorchester, MA with selecting the right commercial insurance policies to meet their needs. Our team of professionals can help guide you through the selection process and assist with any changes or events that occurred during the policy’s lifetime. Let us help you get the ideal level of protection today.

Commercial Insurance Protection 

Commercial Insurance is essential for protecting your assets and interests when you have any commercial Endeavor or business. To get the proper coverage, it helps to have access to a knowledgeable and helpful Insurance agent.

Our team of experts can work closely with each individual customer to ensure they understand the terms and conditions of each policy. The information we gather provides recommendations for policy options.

Once a policy is selected, we submit any information and documentation necessary to acquire the policy. Changes to the policy or claims in the future. It’s all a part of our mission to provide top-quality insurance services for our customers to help them get complete coverage and protection from risk.

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If you would like to learn more about how Vargas & Vargas Insurance can provide ideal insurance coverage to businesses around the Dorchester, MA area, we encourage you to contact us today. Please call or stop by our office to schedule a consultation with one of our insurance agents. We can help you get a complete layer of protection through quality insurance products. Let us show you how easy selecting the right commercial insurance policy can be so that you can have peace of mind.

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Ensuring That You carry The Right Amount Of Home Insurance

Having the appropriate replacement coverage is vital when it comes to safeguarding your home, which is likely one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.

Homeowners face many risks that increase with their home’s value. These risks include supply chain disruptions, high parts and labor costs, and inflation. These factors affect the upkeep and repairs needed to maintain a home. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 617-298-0655 or complete our online quote form.

When it comes to insuring a home, it’s important to consider its valuation and the cost of rebuilding in the event of an unexpected incident. There are several types of home valuations to keep in mind, including market value, appraisal value, assessed value, and replacement cost.

Market value: takes into account factors like location, neighborhood, school system quality and desirability to determine a price a buyer would be willing to pay.

Appraisal value: is determined by lenders to make sure homeowners don’t borrow more than the home is worth.

Assessed value: is set by local municipalities for tax purposes, and it usually lage a few years behind the market vale.

Replacement cost: is the amount an insurance carrier calculates to rebuild a home to its pre-loss condition after a significant event.

To ensure that your insurance aligns with the value of your home, we suggest following these four steps:

Getting a replacement cost valuation: for your home can help you figure out if it’s adequately insured. An agent can guide you through this process. Understanding the precise value of your home is crucial for agents to determine the type and amount of coverage required.

It is important to ensure that every aspect of your house is taken into consideration when determining its replacement cost. If you own a luxurious property with unique building materials, superior artistry and personalized features, the conventional industry tools used for this purpose might not suffice, leading to incomplete coverage.

Once we have determined the value of the client’s home, we will ensure that their insurance policy offers the appropriate coverage to meet their specific requirements, so they don’t have to deal with any unforeseen expenses or high out-of-pocket costs in the event of a loss.

Certain insurance providers provide unrestricted replacement cost coverage for dwellings that have suffered complete damage. This implies that if the homeowner experiences a covered loss, the house will be rebuilt or replaced using materials of equivalent quality and kind, even if the cost is higher than the amount specified on the policy.

Your Local Independent Insurance Broker

To review your current homeowners insurance policy and explore ways to save money, contact Vargas & Vargas Insurance at 617-298-0655 or visit

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What To Look For In Condo Documents Before Getting Insurance

You know all about paperwork if you have or are buying a condo. This includes getting a personal condo insurance policy also known as an HO6 that fits with your condo association’s master insurance policy and bylaws.

At Vargas & Vargas Insurance, we can help you navigate through these documents and find the best insurance coverage for you. The master deed is one of the documents you’ll need to look at, which explains what the condo association’s master insurance policy covers.

  • To understand common condo charges, you need to have the condo bylaws.
  • If you don’t have them, contact your condo association or check the Massachusetts Land Records website.
  • There are three important things to look for in the bylaws.

Walls-in vs. all-in

A condo association has an insurance policy that is included in your HOA fees. The policy covers damage to the building, grounds, and outdoor features. The policy could be either a “walls-in” or an “all-in” policy. You should know the difference so you understand what the policy covers and what your responsibility is. An all-in policy covers everything in your condo that you do not own. A walls-in policy does not cover anything within your walls. You should review your condo association’s policy to find out if it is walls-in or all-in. Knowing the type of policy might not be enough.

Review your documents carefully to see what is covered for you. You may wonder why you need to know this if you can’t choose what is covered. But you can actually get extra coverage with your personal condo insurance policy. For example, if your master policy doesn’t cover things like drywall, carpeting, and appliances, you can increase your limits to include them. You can also consider optional coverages like water-backup or flood insurance.

Loss assessment information

Condos have loss assessments that tenants should be aware of. The condo association may ask every tenant to pay a certain amount if a common area is damaged and the master policy doesn’t cover it. This applies to damage and medical liability situations. For example, a tree falling on a commonly owned building or someone getting injured in the property’s swimming pool. To avoid loss assessments, tenants should review their master deed to know which areas are the responsibility of the condo association and which are the unit owner’s responsibility. Tenants should also make sure they have enough coverage on the loss assessment portion of their personal condo insurance policy.

You might have to pay for damages up to the amount stated in your policy. We suggest getting $50,000 in coverage as it’s affordable and worth it. Different insurance companies have different rules, so ask your agent for more information.

Choosing A Deductible

Your master condo insurance has a deductible, which is the amount you need to pay before the insurance company pays for a claim. When selecting coverages for your personal condo insurance policy, you should consider this deductible value. The dwelling coverage portion of your policy covers the deductible you would have to pay on your master policy if a claim resulted in damage to your condo’s building, grounds, or outdoor features.

Master policy deductibles can vary from $5,000 to as much as $50,000 or more. You should ensure that your dwelling coverage is at least the same amount as your master policy deductible.

Include the value of things in your apartment on your dwelling coverage. These things include walls, flooring, carpets, counters, and built-in appliances.


Your condo association may not provide you with all the information you need when buying a condo. You need to read all the documents, including the fine print, to make informed decisions about your personal condo insurance policy. If this seems overwhelming, we can help. We’ve reviewed condo documents for clients to ensure they make the right insurance choices.

Your Local Independent Insurance Broker

Vargas & Vargas Insurance has been serving clients for more than four decades, making them a trustworthy choice. They can help you find the coverage that suits your needs and answer any questions you may have. Contact them today at 617-298-0655 and let them assist you in finding the ideal policy for your situation.

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Swimming Pool and Home Insurance

Backyard swimming pools and hot tubs, whether luxurious in-ground Olympic models or simple inflatable ones for kids, come with safety and insurance considerations. It’s important to be aware of these factors before installation. If you have any inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office at 617-298-0655 or submit an online quote form.

It’s important to know what your town considers a “home pool” and what safety and building codes you need to follow. This information can vary based on the size and depth of your pool. To ensure you are meeting the local standards, reach out to your municipality and ask about the relevant regulations. You may need to install a fence of a certain size, locks, decks, and other safety equipment for your pool. By taking these precautions, you can create a safe and enjoyable environment for your family and friends to enjoy.

According to the insurance industry, a pool is deemed an “attractive nuisance.” Although it is a source of pleasure, having a pool increases your liability risk. It is recommended that you get in touch with your insurance agent and review your policy if you own a pool or are thinking of installing one. Homeowners have an obligation to safeguard unsuspecting kids from the potential hazards of an attractive nuisance. If you have a pool, practical steps to take may involve putting in place.

To ensure pool safety, several measures can be taken. These include:

A fence around the pool

Using an automatic safety cover

Using a solid or mesh safety cover

Posting a sign to indicate any potential dangers

Making sure that safety equipment is easily accessible

Your homeowner’s insurance policy covers property damage and liability incidents on your property. Pool owners need more liability coverage due to increased risk. An umbrella policy can protect your assets if damages exceed your primary policy’s limits. Consider umbrella coverage with a pool, as you are responsible for incidents on your property.

Homeowners’ insurance varies depending on the pool type. In-ground pools are usually covered by dwelling or other structures coverage. Above-ground pools may be classified as personal property or other structures if damaged. You should speak to your insurance agent to check if your limits are sufficient to cover above-ground pool repairs or replacement in case of damage.

Your Local Independent Insurance Broker

If you want to know more about the homeowners insurance provided by Vargas & Vargas Insurance, you can either call an agent at 617-298-0655 or visit their website at We will be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.

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If You Don’t Own A Home And Rent, You Need Renters Insurance

No matter who you are – single person, a family of three, or a retiree – and you do not own a home or condominium, having renters insurance is a must.

We speak with our customers who rent often and find a lot of confusion around insurance. Some don’t understand why they need it, and the idea of an additional expense turns some off. However, when we get the opportunity to explain why renters insurance is beneficial, there are five points that we always make sure to cover.

Your Landlord’s Insurance Does Not Protect Your Belongings.

Your landlord’s insurance policy covers only what the landlord owns. For example, suppose a fire burns your rental property. In that case, the policy will cover rebuilding the structure and common areas and replacing permanent items such as major appliances and lost rental money. However, it will not cover any of your possessions. Anything you own is your own responsibility.

You May Have More To Lose Than You Realize.

Think how much it would cost to replace your phone, laptop, TV, furniture, and clothing. The bill could easily be over $5,000. A Renters policy would cover the cost if those possessions were stolen, damaged, or destroyed. You would pay a deductible (usually a few hundred dollars) and the insurance company would pay the rest.

This type of policy covers fire, flooding, theft, smoke damage, electrical surges, and water damage from a neighbor’s bathtub overflowing. We recommend clients photograph and inventory their possessions, then price them online or in a store. People are usually surprised by the monetary value of everything they own.

Renters’ Policies Can Protect You From Many Potential Issues.

You threw a party in your apartment. It started small but got bigger as your friends invited their friends. Someone you didn’t know slipped on a spill and went to the hospital. This could put you at risk of a lawsuit and your landlord’s insurance won’t help. A Renters policy would cover legal and settlement costs. You can customize a policy with Animal Liability, Identity Theft Protection, and Extra Personal Property Protection.

Renters Insurance is Very Affordable

The Insurance Information Institute states that the national average cost of Renters insurance is $180 per year. That’s pennies per day for the security it provides.

Getting a Renters policy from the same company through your local independent insurance broker that insures your car may help you save money on Auto insurance. Many insurers offer discounts for customers with multiple policies. This discount could cover the cost of the Renters’ policy.

Your Local Independent Insurance Broker

Vargas & Vargas Insurance is your local independent insurance Independent Agent, we work with you to customize a policy to suit your very specific needs. We understand that everyone’s needs are different, and that’s why we take the time to carefully review your situation and develop a policy that fits your needs perfectly. We’ll also make sure you’re getting all the discounts you’re eligible to receive so that you can save on your premiums.

With over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with Vargas & Vargas Insurance. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the best coverage possible. So don’t hesitate to call us today at 617-298-0655 and let us help you find the perfect policy for you.

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