P O Box 496

110 Central Avenue

 Medford  MA 02155




ph: 781-393-9330


fax: 781-393-9769


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We took the Readers Choice Awards for 2011!!

Our SIXTH AWARD!!  Thank you all for voting for us!


We won again!! Best of Medford 2011~ US COMMERCE!



Lister Insurance Agency has been selected for the 2009 Best of Medford Award in the Insurance Agents category by the US Commerce Association.





 "Best Insurance Agency" 2008

 by the

Medford Chamber of Commerce members


Lister Insurance voted:

"The Best Insurance Agency in the Greater Medford Area 2000"


and 1996 Readers Choice Award for "best of the best"


MAIA Member



Betsy E Lister President

Betsy Lister was the only lay person to be a candidate for a seat on the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau and has testified on behalf of Massachusetts Motorcyclists before the Commissioner of Insurance at the rate setting hearings, 2002, 2003 and 2004 and continues to fight for fairness for motorcyclists' insurance and motorcyclists' rights and continues to work closely with legislators and the AG's office on behalf of motorcyclists.

Betsy E Lister was Past President of the Salem Street Business Association for three years, which merged with the Medford Chamber of Commerce December of 2007.




Sturgis motorcycle patch

BETSY E LISTER was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame for 2010!!

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Betsy has been invited to be the "Celebrity Rider" this year (2011) for the Veterans Outreach Group "Diamond Posse" 


We cater to Veterans and their insurance needs!!





Let us help you decide....

           We know... We ride!!

Lister Insurance is conveniently located in central Medford at the corner or Spring St and Central Ave. The business was established in 1991 by its President Betsy E Lister.

The Agency is fully licensed and specializes in property casualty lines of coverage: Homeowners, Autos, Professional Liability, Liability, Workman's Compensation, Small Contractors and Artisans, Mom and Pop owned businesses.... specialty automobiles and Motorcycle Insurance.

Life, Disability, Health and Financial Planning lines of business are handled by an independent contractor. Call us if you require those services, and we'll give you the info on who to call.

Office hours are: Mon -Fri  9:00 AM - 5:00PM.  Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.


 is based locally in Boston and is equipped with its own fleet of Crashbusters vans and appraisers ready to come out and pay you on the spot for the damage to your vehicle. Sign up for RMV FREE reminder service with: Make Your Life Easier ServicesSM (MYLESSM)

MMA members ask for your discount with Plymouth Rock! SBLI policyholders get a group discount as well!

The Agency prides itself in customer service; and is also a

 inspection site. We offer one-stop shopping to our clients; together with a same day Registry running service.

Other carriers include: 

 ,   CNA Surety ,

 We welcome our new carrier Travelers Insurance!

Foremost Insurance Group



The Hartford for Flood Insurance

USPlate Glass Insurance Co



Mass Plate Glass, Zurich Builder's RiskSafety Insurance and Mass Property for those properties with past loss experience or with a close proximity to coastal waters or bad dog owners.

Got a BOAT? We now have United Marine , Providence Mutual

and Travelers all have boat insurance programs.


We've been appointed for Motorcycle, ATV and Mobile Home  Insurance by Progressive Insurance  for MOTORCYCLES , snowmobiles, ATV's and motor homes!


We welcome our latest additions to our diversified list of Carriers; Marine Agency Corporation with their specialty market for Tattoo Parlors and Yoga Instructors and Estheticians;  , Grundy Insurance Grundy Insurance specializing in coverage for Vintage and Collectible Cars, and

Philadelphia Insurance Companies with their specialty markets for Health Clubs, Dance and Yoga Studios,  academic Institutions, Small Business Contractors, Adult Day Care and Religious Institutions and so many more classifications that are too numerous to list here; and Jimcor Agencies

for those other difficult specialty markets. SADLER INSURANCE CO. for those high valued homes, special programs for the electronics industry, software developers, plastic manufacturers, metal workers, financial institutions, healthcare providers, retail stores, restaurants, hotels

For Medical, Lawyer's Professional Liability, Liquor Liability,  voluntary Workers Comp. and more.


Other difficult to Place business is handled through Surplus Associations with H.T. Bailey Insurance Group, and  CT. Underwriters , Conexco Insurance Companies and Insurance Innovators; 

 Preferred Concepts for difficult to place umbrella policies, and other difficult lines to place!

Financing is available through Premium Finance Co.






Financing available

Same day Registry service

CHECKPOINT and CARCO inspections on site

Harley Davidson and all motorcycle language spoken here

Check out all our awards!

Progressive Agent  Article about Betsy E Lister and Lister Insurance

NEWS FLASHES! Helpful consumer information regarding homeowners and auto policies!







Maureen O'Mahoney award winning licensed CSR has been with the agency for over 18 years; and has 22 years experience.






Betsy  and her


Betsy Lister has 40 years of insurance agency background.



Pic from the Boston Bike Show... Flo & No Flo!


April 3, 2003 - Governor Romney presenting the Proclamation for Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Season to Betsy E Lister April 3, 2003 on behalf of the MMA and all Massachusetts Motorcyclists

March 16, 2004- Betsy Lister, MMA Safety Education and Awareness Director, Governor Mitt Romney, and Jimi Ricci, MMA Chairman receiving the 2004 Proclamation for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month




Betsy Lister with other MMA members and

Tim Quinn and Mark Sweeney of Plymouth Rock

receiving the $15,000 check from the Company for the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Sign Campaign 2007.




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SSBA President Betsy Lister with Medford Chamber of Commerce President Richard Wolfson at cocktail reception of merger





L-R Steven Sebestyen Deputy Registrar, Betsy E Lister MMA Safety Education and Awareness Director, President Lister Insurance, and His Excellency the Governor of MA. Mitt Romney

April 3, 2003

Merit Award 2000 with Mayor Michael McGlynn

 Past honors include Medford's Best Insurance Agency and Betsy Lister is a recipient of Medford's Merit Achievement Award for the year 2000.

Betsy Lister receiving the Salem Street Business Association's

"Tip of the Hat" award from Mary Giglio the association's vice president

 for performing CPR to an unconscious teenager, saving his life,

 in front of her office on January 29, 2004.


Betsy riding her Streetglide with her puppy Bumpkin


Betsy E Lister was selected to be the

2005 Poet Laureate of New Hampshire!!


Roadpoet eMagazine is pleased to announce that Gypsypashn aka Betsy E.Lister has been set as the

2007-2008 Massachusetts and New Hampshire Motorcycle Poet Laureate, as well as 2006 Massachusetts and New Hampshire Motorcycle Poet Laureate.

 Gypsypashn AKA Betsy E Lister Set As

RoadPoet eMagazine's Motorcycle Poet Laureate

For New Hampshire and Massachusetts 2007-2008! 



Charlotte Scuderi First Vice President of the Salem Street Business Association, Mayor Michael McGlynn, and Betsy Lister President of Salem Street Business Association, Medford, MA.




Registry of Motor VehiclesNow MassDOT


Special Plates Section Registry of Motor Vehicles


Procedures for Inspection of Motorcycles


Inspection Stations


Driver Complaint Forms and other Registry forms


Automobile Insurers Bureau of Massachusetts

Licensed Appraisers

Automobile Insurance 101 Tutorial Auto insurance made easy!!

Motorcycle Insurance Coverage 101 Information Motorcycle insurance made easy!! Updated for 2011

When & Why do I need an appraisal?

Kelly Blue Book


Governor's Highway Safety Bureau of MASS





AG's office to return Massachusetts Motorcyclists monies to them!

If you think you’ve been affected, you can call Coakley’s insurance and financial services hotline at 1-888-830-6277 or check the link below


Letter explaining rebates to Plymouth Rock motorcycle policyholders


Rider Education Program


We will not forget!!

Check out Bikers For America charity run for the Troops





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What our customers have said about us:


Plymouth rock just sent me a survey on my policy and Agent. Well I could not tell a lie, I gave you top scores wish I could have gone higher. Thanks for all your help you two are really a credit to your profession and you don't hesitate to help out.

Kevin F.




You guys are the best! The service you provide goes above and beyond any experience I've ever had with any other agency. Thank you.

David L.




You deserve it. Always worked hard for me.

Billy C.




I  have to tell you, it is a great feeling to have an Agent that I can e-mail/call at any time and I know I’ll always receive a response to all of my questions, no matter how dumb…

Thanks for being you and for always being there…..




I had to call you to share a compliment you received.  My dealership was flabbergasted at how quick you turned around the paperwork to them.  They stated that my agent was to be commended for their prompt service. They had sent out two deals at the same time, our was received quickly, and the other wasn't received until 7 hours later!

Marcia A




What our underwriters say about us:


Wow !!!
Congratulations Betsy. You work really hard for your clients.
You truly deserve this.

Hello Betsy,

Congratulations go to both you and Maureen.  You both work tirelessly to educate, and service each and every person you come in contact with, whether they are a client or just someone needing guidance.

I am  very proud to have you as both a partner and friend of Progressive, and applaud all of your achievements.

Thank you for doing such a great job.

All the best,  





When I talked to my even coordinator in commercial, Lucia, she was excited that we were doing a charity event and rushed the yardsticks and gloves.  She wanted me to thank you for donating your time to this worthy cause. As you know, we (Progressive) do a lot of events nationally, but always have a soft spot the Veterans in particular.  Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your agency. 

Have a great day,


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Interesting Biker Links:

Bolt of MA


Gypsypashn - home of the only comprehensive  Motorcycling News Ezine

Diamond Posse A woman's Veterans Outreach Group


Marine Corps League Essex County Detachment #127


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