Portsmouth Atlantic Insurance

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601 Islington St, Suite 101, Portsmouth, NH

603.431.4020 jmerwin@portsmouthatlanticins.comhttp://www.portsmouthatlanticins.com

Green Story

Portsmouth Atlantic Insurance is an independent insurance agency which services New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. After serving as a partner for another Salem-based insurance agency for 3 years, owner Jon Merwin decided to strike out on his own, and in 2008 opened his first office in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Atlantic offers personal & commercial lines of insurance, along with life, auto, home and renters insurance, as well as health and inancial services. All told, Portsmouth Atlantic insures over 1,800 clients throughout the Seacoast, Maine and Massachusetts region. But while their near ten-year tenure on the Seacoast has been successful, their real goal is to be the greenest insurance agency in the state.

Portsmouth Atlantic has been using a paperless agency management system since 2005. They also use 100% recycled paper, paper towels, and toilet paper, biodegradable plastic bags, as well as making use of 7th Generation cleaning products. They recycle extensively -- including all printer and toner cartridges -- and email upwards of 95% of their quotes to their customers. They also have impressive plans for the future, including incorporating soy-based inks, EnergyStar office equipment, chlorine free paper, and more.

Going forward, Portsmouth Atlantic hopes to provide Green Alliance members -- and Seacoast residents in general -- a local alternative to the big-box insurance companies, one that emphasizes quality service, a green outlook and full disclosure of their business practices.

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What makes us green?

  • Have been using a paperless management system since 2005.
  • Digitizes all documents as PDFs.
  • Use 100% recycled paper & paper towels.
  • Office uses biodegradable plastic bags.
  • Provides localized alternative to big-box insurance companies.
  • All cleaning products are Seventh Generation.
  • Use e-fax and email for 95% of their quotes.
  • Render all of their documents to PDFs.
  • When printing, PAI uses soy inks instead of petroleum-based inks.
  • Have switched to fellow GA Business Partner RAM Printing for all their printing needs.
  • Extensive in-office recycling program that includes proper disposal of ink toner and cartridges.
  • Offers localized experience with options to suit the client's specific needs.
  • DocuSign software eliminates need for paper signatures


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