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News, updates and useful tips about insurance products and the insurance industry. We also provide insights on community events, local news and information that affect your everyday life. Enjoy!

commercial auto insurance

Tips for buying commercial auto insurance that will help you manage costs and ensure you’re properly protected. Whether you need commercial auto insurance for a single vehicle or a whole fleet, you want insurance that is both affordable as well as provides the proper protection.

holiday safety

At this festive time of year most of us have decked our halls to one degree or another and are planning holiday festivities. One thing that I really enjoy is driving around and seeing homes decorated with lights. Whether the display is big or small, it’s an outward sign of people sharing their holiday spirit with their neighbors and the community. As we celebrate the holidays with home decorating and increased entertaining, keep in mind that...

snow plowing completed operations

With winter comes snow and snow plowing. If you plow snow as part of your business or as a side business, you need to consider liability protection for completed operations in addition to auto insurance. Changes to Massachusetts Laws in 2010 increased the snow removal liability risk for property owners and snow plow contractors, which has made having proper protection increasingly important.

traveling on the road

If you're traveling this over the holiday weekend, please be extra cautious and follow these safety tips. As we consider the many things for which we are thankful, Murphy Insurance Agency is truly appreciative of our clients, our partners, our team members, and our community, without whom none of this would be possible. Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

gavel; lawsuits and liability

Personal umbrella policies are growing in popularity. In the past, only wealthy individuals and families purchased this coverage. Today, middle-income families also may procure this policy for protection in our society's increasingly litigious climate. As the tendency to sue for damages rises and awards granted by the courts grow, the personal umbrella policy is increasingly seen as an insurance necessity, rather than a luxury. It is especially attractive because of its relatively low cost.

Oil Spill Coverage

If you have a heating oil tank in your home, be sure you consider purchasing Oil Remediation coverage for your policy. Typically, home insurance policies exclude coverage for fuel contamination to your personal property, groundwater, and a neighbor’s property, but you can add coverage to your policy, which is a good idea when you consider the costs of clean up.

home insurance

To protect your home and your financial well-being in the event of a major fire or other disaster, you should regularly review and update your insurance. While many home policies adjust automatically to keep pace with increasing construction costs, it’s wise to complete a home replacement cost estimator every 5 years or anytime you make major alterations, additions or upgrades...

Halloween Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat! No doubt you'll be hearing that a few times on this spookiest of days. Whether you go all out personally or just enjoy others getting into the spirit, here are 10 tips to keep trick or treating and Halloween fun and safe for everyone.

Halloween

Halloween isn’t just for kids. All you have to do is drive around and see the decorations, and you know that Halloween is right up there with Christmas when it comes to getting into the holiday spirit…pun intended. Insurance may not come to mind as you're planning your costumes or decorating your home, but there are certain risks involved especially if you are...

insurance for renters

Many renters underestimate how much they are putting at risk by not having this extremely affordable coverage. If you don't have renter's insurance, are you saying "No" before you are really clear on what renters insurance does for you? Renter insurance covers is damage to your personal property and also provides liability coverage.