Phone Scam – Fake Dept. of Insurance call

On August 10th, CT Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade released a warning advising consumers to be aware of an individual posing as a Connecticut Insurance Department employee and calling residents to ask for their insurance information.

You make be getting contacted by your insurance company by email to make you aware of this.

Call us if you have any questions!

For more information about the incident, please visit the CID website .

Happy Hour! Join us!

Join us this Thursday, Aug. 10th at Stone’s Throw riverside in Seymour (337 Roosevelt Dr., Seymour for a Dougherty Insurance happy hour. (rsvp appreciated)

We’d love to get to know you a little better in a “non-business” setting. I can’t promise we won’t talk insurance, but we’ll try.

We know…it’s a little out of the way. If you can’t make this one make sure you join us next time!

Guide to Fireworks Displays in our Area!


BOOM!  Here’s your list of fireworks displays in Stratford, CT and nearby towns:

Fireworks at Short Beach Park
When: June 30th – 9pm
Rain Date: July 5th
Where: Stratford, CT

Milford Fireworks
When: July 1st – 9pm
Where: Downtown Milford – Milford, CT

Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Display
When: July 2nd – 9:30pm
Rain Date: July 3rd
Where: Orange Fairgrounds – Orange, CT

Independence Day Fireworks Show
When: July 2nd – 9:15pm
Rain Date: July 3rd & 4th
Where: Fairfield, CT

Independence Eve Celebration / Fireworks Extravaganza
When: July 3rd
Where: Ballpark at Harbor Yard – Bridgeport, CT

Derby Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Display
When: July 3rd TBD
Where: Downtown Derby/Shelton – Derby, CT

Savin Rock Fireworks Spectacular
When: July 3rd – 9pm
Rain Date: July 5th
Where: Bradley Point Park – West Haven, CT

Have a happy and safe July 4th holiday.  See our post from June 27 for how to get your free copy of a pocket Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States!


Independence Day office hours


Happy 4th of July!

Our office will be open from 9 AM to 3 PM on Monday, July 3rd and closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday.

We have pocket copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States…see our post from yesterday to get yours, free.

Have a great and safe July 4th weekend!


Get your pocket copy of the “Declaration of Independence”


In honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday we have pocket “Declaration of Independence” and the “Constitution of the United States” booklets!

If you’re already a customer and would like one for yourself or your kids just let us know and we’ll get one to you. If you’re not a customer…what are you waiting for? Come by our office and if we can quote on your insurance needs we’ll give you one, anyway.

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Susan’s Back!


This calls for a Happy Hour!

Susan Clancy is our co-worker who has been working remotely since she moved to Florida last fall.  She’s back in CT and working out of the office a few days a week.  To celebrate her temporary return we’re taking her out for Happy Hour today after work.  Come join us at Joey C’s Boathouse in Stratford at 5PM by the river and say ‘hi’!

Strawberry Festival this Saturday, June 10th!


Dougherty Insurance will proudly be one of the main sponsors for this Saturday’s Strawberry Festival at the High Plains Community Center in Orange, CT!   The weather looks like it will be perfect for this weekend’s event put on by the Orange Congregational Church.

Hope to see you there!




Stratford Main Street Festival this Weekend

Right outside our office on Main Street will be the festival this Saturday, June 3rd from 10 AM to 5PM.

We’re not having a booth, but if you’re heading down make sure to listen for the bagpipes around noon. The president of the agency, Kyle Dougherty, expects to be playing with the Pyramid Pipes and Drums bagpipe band. They are part of the Shriners, who have their building on Main St. in Stratford Center and raise money for the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children.

Parking: If you’re a client of Dougherty Ins. Agency (or want to become one!) get in touch with us and we’ll see if we can save a parking spot for you in front of our office.

For more information go to the website at

Malware Running Rampant


The latest cyberattack is spreading like wildfire in the form of a ransomware virus, holding your files for ransom if it infects your computer. “WannaCry” is in over 150 countries currently attacking computers with older, un-updated Windows versions. Update your Windows software immediately. Oh yea: Make sure you back up your files, too, preferably to a device that can be “unplugged” or made non-internet accessible. For more info from the internet pros check out  I’m really interested to see where this one originated from.

You can get Cyber insurance for certain business losses by cyber-attack. A breach that steals your customers’ data can ruin your reputation, monopolize your time, cause a ton of stress and be financially crushing. Call us at 203-377-4394 to protect your business.



New England Flood and Hartford – Our CT Flood Insurance Partners


You need the best partners for your insurance needs – so do we. So, we are moving most of our NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) policies to the Hartford. NFIP remains the insurer, but the Hartford is our new administrator for these policies, handling renewals, payments, policy assistance, etc.

We are also starting a relationship with New England Flood Insurance that offers non-NFIP policies through the private marketplace as an alternative. This is a market that in many cases is 20 – 30 % below NFIP policies through an “A” rated insurer. Not everyone qualifies and it’s not the best fit for some (residential only, for example), We are hoping to place more and more flood insurance policies in the private marketplace over time.

The flood insurance market is changing quickly and many insurance agents are not keeping up! That could cost you in higher premiums and improperly written coverage. Put us to work on flood insurance needs for your family and your friends. Thank you!

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