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About Us

office buildingThe Agency Paiva was founded by Joseph Paiva in 1988 after only 5 years of working for a life insurance company as a sales representative. The agency started as a one-man, one room shop on Warren Avenue with limited resources and since then it has grown to a full service agency at a larger and more convenient location on Warren Avenue and represents many reputable national and regional insurance companies.

As an independent insurance agency we always strive to provide our clients with the best possible service, whether they are searching for a better price or with assistance during the claim process.

Our commitment to you, our clients is…. To be honest and fair in all our dealings and to treat our client’s needs as if they are our own.

We serve the entire State of Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in East Providence, Rhode Island, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. The Agency Paiva represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn't purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn't have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family's financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn't have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it's up to you to make the final choice.