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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.

Recent News & Articles   Upcoming Events


Landy Insurance Renews As NEAR Premier Sponsor
The Landy Insurance Agency is proud to renew its’ commitment as Premier Sponsor of the Northeast Association of Realtors® (NEAR).
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John Torvi Reappointed
John was reappointed by the MA Board of Real Estate Appraisers as a Board of Trustee member on January 19, 2018

New Membership 2018
Landy Insurance is now a member of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce


Natural Disaster 2017
Considerations For A Property Appraiser. An important message from your insurance carrier
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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



April 27 – SDAR Realtors® ExpoLandy Insurance will be exhibiting at the San Diego Association of Realtors® Expo & Conference in San Diego, CA | | #WeKnow_EandO

April 26 – Cybercrime PresentationJohn Torvi will be presenting a seminar at the San Diego Association of Realtors® office in San Diego, CA | #WeKnow_EandO

April 11-12 – NJ-NAIFA Annual ConferenceLandy Insurance will be exhibiting at the NJ-NAIFA Annual Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. On April 12, 2018, John Torvi will be presenting on E&O and Cybercrime Risks | Landy Insurance is a sponsor of the New Jersey's National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers | 52nd Annual NJ-NAIFA Conference | #WeKnow_EandO

April 6 – Realty World Annual ConferenceLandy Insurance will be exhibiting at the Realty World of Northern CA and NV annual conference in San Ramon, CA | #WeKnow_EandO

April 5 – FundraiserLandy Insurance is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Women’s Lunch Place in cooperation with the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts Laura Hartsgrove Baker will be in attendence. | Women's Lunch Place | #ProfessionalLiability

April 3 – Networking EventLandy Insurance will be co-hosting a panel discussion and networking event on Entrepreneurship Issues for Women in Business at Century Bank in Medford MA. Event co-hosts include; Landy Insurance, Century Bank, the National Association of Women in Real Estate Business (NAWRB) and the Women’s Bar Association. Landy Insurance President, Betsy Magnuson, will be sitting on the panel. >>> Register... | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

March 18 – Presentation – John Torvi will participate as a guest on the Real Estate Revealed radio show | | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

March 13-15 – NextHome – John Torvi will be attending and exhibiting at the NextHome Inc. Annual Conference in San Diego, CA | #WeKnow_EandO

March 13 – Presentation – John Torvi will be presenting to the San Diego Association of REALTORS® on E&O risk issues for Real Estate Teams | #WeKnow_EandO

March 8 – NEAR Conference – Landy Insurance will be exhibiting at the Northeast Association of REALTORS® (NEAR) Annual Conference in Chelmsford, MA | #WeKnow_EandO

February 28 – FREE Webinar – Pre-registration required - Landy Insurance, in conjunction with Attorney Peter Larkin, from the Law Firm of Wilson Elser, will be hosting a risk management webinar for accounting professionals, entitled "Surviving the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act During the Heavy Grind of another Tax Season: Risk Management in a Time of Stress and Uncertainty". The event provides Continuing Education (CE) credits and you are encouraged to Register early as seats are limited. This is the first of four Free Webinars, scheduled for 2018.

February 18 – AM 560 radio Talk Show – John Torvi will participate as a guest on the Real Estate Revealed radio show on Sunday Feb. 18 and Sunday March 18 | | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

February 9 – Appraiser Conference – Landy Insurance will be exhibiting at the South Carolina Appraiser Coalition Annual Conference in Charleston, SC on February 9, 2018 #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO

February 5-6 – CRS Sell-a-bration – John Torvi and A. Boone Almanza will be presenting “Reduce Your Risk of Being a Target for E&O Claims & Cybercrime – Insurance, Claims & Strategies" at Sell-a-bration® on Monday, February 5, 2018. This conference is the Council of Residential Speacialists' (CRS) flagship annual event, attracting leading agents from across the country for two days of unparalleled networking, education and actionable insights from top-producing agents and industry leaders. February 5–6, 2018, at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in Dallas. | | #ProfessionalLiability | #WeKnow_EandO | #WhyMaxIsSoExcited


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