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Insurance for Professionals

The Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency, Inc. has been a national leader in providing Professional Liability Insurance and Errors and Omissions (E & O Insurance) since 1949. We offer coverage through some of the finest, most financially-sound insurance companies to assist our clients in obtaining the best combination of coverage and cost to fit their own unique professional insurance requirements. Whether you are a professional seeking Errors & Omissions or Professional Liability Insurance for your business or an independent insurance agent securing coverage for a client, our goal is to make your insurance buying experience a positive one.

Why the Landy Agency?

Our success is simple. Our clients always come first. With our decades of experience, our clients and independent producers receive world-class service. And with innovations like our online applications, easy payment procedures and Policy Manager System, we will make it as painless as possible to receive exceptional coverage.

  • If you are a business owner looking to obtain coverage, please click on the appropriate title to obtain an application and information for your profession.

  • If you are an insurance producer looking to register with us or obtain coverage for your client, please go to the Partner Resource Center for information.

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Recent News & Articles   Upcoming Events

2017 Valuation Review - Voice of the Aprraiser Special Report
Valuation Review’s seventh annual Voice of the Appraiser special report spans the country in providing an exclusive look into what is happening in the appraisal industry. Hear from appraisers as they discuss the status of today’s industry and what that means for business practices not only now, but in the future. The Landy Insurance Agency, sponsors the Voice of the Appraiser making this available as a free download.
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Hybrid Appraisals
A Coverage Statement from the Landy Insurance Agency. "It is the position of our carrier that hybrid appraisals are a covered professional service in both its’ Individual Real Estate Appraiser E&O policy and Real Estate E&O policy for appraisal firms."
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FREE Webinar
Landy Insurance, in conjunction with the Law Firm of Wilson Elser, will be presenting a free webinar and CPE class to its’ accounting professional clients on Cyber Security issues, on September 13th. Landy clients should watch their eMail for an invitation going out next Tuesday or contact us for more information.

Welcome Alix Fequiere
The Landy Insurance Agency, welcomes our newest employee, Alix Fequiere, as Sales Director.  Alix joins us after a successful position with Great American Insurance Company and he can be reached at 781-292-5401 or at

PLUS Conference
Betsy Magnuson and John Torvis will attending the PLUS International Conference in Atlanta on November 1 & 2.

Privacy Rights and Drones
Lamar H. Ellis, CEO of DroneNOIR, LLC, has authored a paper describing the current landscape for the use of drones and developing privacy concerns. This topic is of special interest to real estate agents, appraisers, and inspectors. You can read his article here. Privacy Rights and Drones

FORBES, Money, and Bloomberg News
Betsy Magnuson and the Landy Insurance Agency will be featured in the August issues of Forbes magazine, Money magazine, and Bloomberg News.

VOA Podcast Now Available
John Torvi was recently featured in two podcasts, including Phil Crawford’s Voice of Appraisal at and a June 4th, 2017 podcast: Real Estate Revealed from

A Special Thanks
Thank you to the Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals for their warm welcome to Landy Insurance at the recent annual conference in Columbus, OH on June 21, 2017. We are proud to continue our support of OCAP and appraisal associations nationally.

Laura Hartsgrove Baker
The Landy Insurance Agency is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura Hartsgrove Baker as our new Sales Director. Laura comes to Landy with much experience in the insurance business and involvement in the women’s business community. Laura is available to assist you at, 781-292-5432.

CAR 2017 WomanUP! Conference
The Landy Insurance Agency is a proud sponsor of the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses. Desirée Patno, CEO and Founder, will be a keynote speaker at the CAR WomanUP! Conference on June 8, 2017. Please check out the important efforts of the NAWRB

Real Estate Appraisers – Beware of Bait and Switch on Your E&O Renewal
Appraisers renewing their Errors & Omissions insurance should be cautious about your insurance agent placing your policy with a new insurer without your permission. Should there be any concern about your agent’s actions regarding coverage, renewal issues or any other aspect of the E&O program, a policyholder can contact the carrier or the program administrator for the carrier for assistance. If you have questions or comments, please contact John Torvi at 781-292-5417 or at read the full news alert

Cyber, Risk Management & Claims in the Accountants’ Liability Market
[article] by John Torvi on - The environment for accountants’ professional liability (APL) insurance programs continues the trend of the past few years of both expansions in coverage and risk management with many programs. The market is also experiencing some upheaval in relationships between… read the full article



November 21 – Interactive Discussion – John Torvi and Jennifer L. Markowski will be presenting “Understanding Risk & Reducing the Possibility of an E&O Claim” at the Northeast Association of Realtors in Westford, MA. You can register on their website | | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

November 20 – Continuing Professional Education Course Registration | MAA | Marlboro – Professional Development and Training. Richard Sweeney and Karen Martin at the Courtyard Marriott, 75 Felton St., Marlboro, MA | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

November 13 – Continuing Professional Education Course Registration | MAA | Plymouth – Professional Development and Training. Richard Sweeney and Karen Martin at the 1620 Hotel, 180 Water St., Plymouth, MA | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

November 6 – Continuing Professional Education Course Registration | MAA | Wakefield – Professional Development and Training. Richard Sweeney and Karen Martin at the Four Points by Sheraton, 1 Audubon Rd., Wakefield, MA | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

November 3-6 – National Association of REALTORS® Conference & ExpoLandy Insurance will exhibiting at the expo (booth #1324) and will be featured on the NAR Conference Live web site. Conference Live is a virtual window into the REALTORS® Conference & Expo experience. The venue is the McCormick Place – West Building in Chicago, Illinois. | #EOinsurance | #WeKnow_EandO

November 1-3 – NAA Appraisal SummitLandy Insurance will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the Appraisal Summit at Bally's Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. | #EOinsurance | #WeKnow_EandO

November 1 – Tax Preparers Institute – Professional Development and Training. Richard Sweeney and Karen Martin at the University of New Hampshire Tax Institute Nov 1 Radisson Hotel in Manchester NH | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

October 19 – 2017 GBAR Road ShowLandy Insurance will be participating at the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® annual conference in Norwood, MA | #EOinsurance | #WeKnow_EandO

October 16 – 2017 New England Appraisers ExpoLandy Insurance will be exhibiting at the MA Board of Real Estate Appraisers’ annual conference in Norwood. John Torvi will be participating in a panel discussion on appraisal risk management and related business issues. | #EOinsurance | #WeKnow_EandO

October 10-12 – California Realtor® ExpoLandy Insurance will be exhibiting at the CA Assoc of Realtors® conference in San Diego. Visit us at Booth #514 | #EOinsurance | #WeKnow_EandO

September 25-26 – MAR Conference 2017Landy Insurance will be exhibiting at the MA Assoc of Realtors® conference on in Falmouth, MA #EOinsurance | #WeKnow_EandO

September 19 – Interactive Discussion – 9:00 am - 11:00 am - "Understanding Risk: Reducing the Possibility of an E&O Claim." The risk of a lawsuit in your real estate practice is very real. Join us for an interactive discussion on developing the right E&O plan and review practical considerations to help minimize a malpractice claim, a cybercrime incident, and other risks associated with managing a brokerage. Presented by John Torvi and Jennifer L. Markowski | #EOinsurance | Register online

September 13 – FREE Webinar – Pre-registration required - Landy Insurance, in conjunction with the Law Firm of Wilson Elser, will be presenting a free webinar and CPE class to its’ accounting professional clients "Cyber Risks for Accountants and How to Minimize Threats", on September 13th. Landy clients should contact us for more information.

September 12 – WorkshopJohn Torvi will be presenting a workshop to the Boston Lawyers Network on September 12th on risk management for small law firms, in Waltham, MA. #ProfessionalLiability

September 9-10 – 2017 Texas Realtors® Conference – The Landy Agency will be presenting and exhibiting at the Texas Association of Realtors® conference on September 9-10. Laura Hartsgrove Baker will be speaking on the Risk management panel on Saturday 9/9. Please visit us at Booth #901 @txrealtors #WeKnow_EandO

September 7-8 – Accountex 2017 Conference – The Landy Agency will be exhibiting at the Accountex conference in Boston 0n Sept. 7-8. Please visit us at Booth #703 @accountexusa #ProfessionalLiability

August 2 – Webinar - Learn how to develop an insurance plan at the APP Academy with John Torvi and the Insightful Accountant #WeKnow_EandO @InsightfulActnt

August 1 - 4 – NAEA National Conference - Laura will be attending the National Assoc of Enrolled Agents conference in Las Vegas on August 1-4 #EOinsurance #NAEANatCon

July 16 - 19 – NAWRB Economic Summit Conference - Laura will be attending and speaking as a panel member for the National Assoc of Women in Real Estate Business’ annual economic summit conference on July 16-19 in Costa Mesa, CA #EOinsurance #NAWRBNexus2017

June 22 - 24 FSEA Conference - Laura Hartsgrove Baker will be representing Landy insurance at the annual Florida Society of Enrolled Agents (FSEA) Conference being held at The Westin, 2974 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746. #ProfessionalLiability

June 21 - 23 Education Retreat - Karen Martin will be attending the Northern New England Society of Enrolled Agents 6th Annual Education Advancement Retreat, please stop by to say hello. #ProfessionalLiability

April 5 – Cyber Fraud Seminar - Register before March 29th John Torvi will be speaking at The New England Land Title Association (NELTA) seminar titled "Cyber Fraud: ransomware and Business Email Compromise - How to Avoid Becoming a Victim and What to do if it Happens to You" Event time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, Registration is 8:30 - 9:00 am. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham MA 02451 #cybersecurity @john_torvi

March 30 - April 1 – Realty World Northern CA & NV Annual Conference San Mateo, Marriott @RealtyWorld NCA #EOinsurance #RWNC

March 23 – CE Class - .@landyinsurance will be conducting a Home Inspector Continuing Education class for the American Sociarty of Home Inspectors of New England, "How to Handle Legal Claims" at 9:00 pm with Jen Markowski, Boston. The event will be held at The Lantana, 43 Scanlon Ave in Randolph, MA. @john_torvi #EOinsurance

March 22 – Class - Risk Management Class 12:00 - 1:00 The Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, Boston, MA. Fee is $10 and limited to 25 attendees. @john_torvi will be co-presenting with Nina Kallen, Attornet At Law. Check out her blog post. #ProfessionalLiability

March 16 – Annual Meeting Columbia Society of Appraisers Annual meeting and dinner in New York #Appraisers #EOinsurance

March 15 – CE Class NEAR Continuing Ed Session Sponsor - 8 am in Westford, MA #EOinsurance #EandOinsurance

March 14 – Networking Event Sponsor - 5 pm MarchMadness networking event @socialawlibrary in Boston. Grab a slice of pizza and cold drink - shoot some hoops with your colleagues. Pre-Registration is preferred by March 10th. #ProfessionalLiability #BostonLaw

March 8 – NEAR Annual Conference Premier Sponsor - Chelmsford, MA - Barak Canzano will be hosting the exhibit for this event. #EOinsurance #EandOinsurance

March 7-10 – 2017 NextHome Conference John Torvi and Ken Magnuson will be exhibiting at the NextHome Conference in New Orleans. @john_torvi #EOinsurance @NextHomeRE