Quincy insurer snubs its rep
Officials at Arbella Insurance Group of Quincy were no-shows at a recent award ceremony for their local state representative, Ronald Mariano, the House chairman of the Legislature’s Committee on Financial Services.
Arbella officials say it was a "budgetary decision" not to put in an appearance at the Oct. 10 event, but industry officials say the Quincy company snubbed its own representative in the Legislature because of his strong support for auto insurance competition. Arbella was one of a handful of companies that initially resisted efforts by the Patrick administration to introduce "managed" auto insurance competition this year; Mariano was a supporter of greater competition.
Mariano was named Insurance Professional of the Year by the Insurance Library Association of Boston. Arbella chief executive John F. Donohue serves on the library association’s board. The award ceremony was held at the Boston Harbor Hotel and tickets were $75 apiece, or $750 for a table.