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Blog: Murphy Insurance Blog

Costly insurance mistakes to avoid

December 07 2016
When making decisions about your insurance, it can be a balancing act deciding how much coverage to buy. When a claim occurs, few people would regret having spent a little more for the extra coverage that prevents a large out of pocket expenditure. Avoiding these common insurance mistakes will help ensure you have solid protection.

All electronic tolling on Mass Pike - October 28

October 21 2016
If you don’t drive on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) with any regularity, you may have missed the news that effective October 28, 2016, cash will no longer be accepted as payment. If you haven’t heard many details, here’s a summary to help you stay informed.

Making sure your home is properly covered for a disaster

September 01 2016
For most people, their home is their greatest asset, so it's crucial to avoid being underinsured. To protect their investment from disasters, homeowners should update their insurance regularly to include improvements, major purchases and increased rebuilding costs. Here are four key questions to ask your insurer.

Insuring a leased car

August 11 2016
If you lease a car, you still need to buy your own auto insurance policy. The auto dealer or bank that is financing the car will require you to buy collision and comprehensive coverage. You will need to buy these coverages in addition to the others that may be mandatroy in your state, such as auto liability insurance. The leasing company may also require "gap" insurance.

Summer storm resources to help mitigate risks

August 11 2016
During summer, a wide variety of severe weather conditions can occur including hailstorms, thunderstorms, high winds, flooding, lightning and even tornadoes. There are steps you can take to help mitigate damage.

Pokémon Go app takes millions of players to exciting new worlds; Insurance can help make those worlds (and this one) safer

July 19 2016
Pokémon Go, a mobile app that allows users to hunt virtually for Pokémon in the real great outdoors, has taken the world by storm, amassing more users than Twitter in just a few days. However, like most cultural phenomena, Pokémon Go has also spawned unintended consequences, such as injuries and property damage resulting from distracted users—fortunately, most of these are covered by insurance

Covering losses with business interruption insurance

July 08 2016
Standard property insurance covers physical damage and losses—furniture destroyed in a fire, a storm-damaged office building or stolen equipment. This coverage can help you pay the costs of rebuilding or replacing damaged property. But what about losses resulting from your business’s inability to operate because of property damage? For this type of loss, you’ll need business interruption insurance, also known as business income insurance.

Motorcycles: properly insuring your bike

June 24 2016
Spring, summer and fall are motorcycle season. It’s common for cyclists to remove coverage in the winter and add it back in the spring when the weather gets good. Just remember you should never drive your bike even once without ensuring your coverage is up to date. It’s also a good idea to take an in-depth look at your coverage periodically because you might change bikes, change riding habits or buy special equipment and all those things can impact your coverage needs. Here are some areas to consider.