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Spring may be the traditional time of year for cleaning out closets and drawers and organizing attics, but it is also a great time to review of your insurance coverages. As your life changes so do your insurance needs. Instead of just dusting around the corners of your insurance policies, take the time to read them over and ask yourself the following key questions:

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Insurance needs change as circumstances in our lives change. It's wise to do an annual insurance review. When you’re reviewing your insurance coverage, these ten questions can help you figure out whether you may need to talk to your insurance professional about making a change to your coverage. Family, Home, Career Status Should Be Reflected In Your Policy Coverage

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The homeowners policy liability section covers only "bodily injury" and "property damage." Thus, any type of non-bodily injury such as personal injury is excluded without the attachment of a personal injury endorsement. 

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Many consumers, however, lack an understanding of the myriad and multi-faceted loss exposures associated with boat ownership. And boat lovers may mistakenly believe that coverage applies under their homeowners policy for these loss exposures. Most homeowners policies, however, only insure losses arising from certain low-valued or low-powered boats. Therefore, you should contact us before buying a boat to discuss the proper insurance protection for it. You do not want to be "underwater" when it comes to the proper watercraft insurance. Consider the following tips to assist you in this process.

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Close to half of identity theft cases are the result of a lost or stolen wallet, checkbook, credit card or other physical document. But as online shopping becomes increasing popular, it can also pose an identity risk. 
 
Victims of identity theft are often left with lower credit scores and spend months or even years getting credit records corrected. They frequently have difficulty getting credit, obtaining loans and even finding employment. Victims of identity theft fraud often travel a long and frustrating road to recovery; depending on the severity of the identity theft fraud damage, the recovery process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years.
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As a cyclist, you've chosen a sports activity that puts you on the road with a lot of vehicles.  No one needs to tell you that drivers have a... Read more >

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Fire is the largest single cause of property loss in the United States. This deadly peril kills several thousand Americans each year and causes over 15,000 injuries. Take these steps to reduce your risk of residential fires.

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Performing a registration or license renewal on MassRMV.com takes minutes. By reminding customers and maybe introducing customers for the first time to our online renewal services, the RMV is trying to keep more than half a million people from branch lines this fall. The RMV is encouraging all customers to visit MassRMV.com to determine their eligibility for an online transaction before getting in line at a local branch. Read more >

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Unfortunately, approximately 700 people die each year and over 100,000 people are injured annually due to ATV accidents. Injuries and accidents are particularly common for children under age 16. If you own an ATV or operate one, you should advise your insurance agent accordingly to verify that you have proper liability coverage and limits in place.  Read more >

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 The start of hurricane season is right around the corner (June 1 – November 30). So now’s the time to check your homeowners or renters insurance—and this handy list will make it easy to be sure you’re well-prepared in case a storm comes your way. Read more >

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The information provided in these articles are only general descriptions and should not be relied upon as complete, correct or accurate for your specific situation. All coverage informaiton is subject to policy provisions, endorsements and may be  subject to your meeting underwriting qualifications. Murphy Insurance Agency is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other noninsurance professional services. Consult an appropriate professional for advice regarding your own situation.