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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!

Toys for Tots needs your help!

Toys for Tots

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices are closed to in-person visits; therefore, we are unable to host our annual public toy drop-off for Toys for Tots. However, we encourage you to continue to support Toys for Tots and want to share information to help you find ways to donate because this year, more than ever, kids and families need help. Make your donation early so that toys can be delivered.  Ideally, donate by December 9th.

Halloween and Insurance

Your homeowners or renters policy provides financial protection for a number of disasters, whether they occur on Halloween or any other day of the year.

Safe driving tips for teens

driving tips

Statistics show that new drivers are at greater risk of being involved in an accident. Safe driving helps avoid accidents and saves lives. It can also save you money. When you have a good driving record, car insurance is more affordable. Here are eight ways to be safer on the road.

Insurance Review

There are four events that should trigger a review of your policy: 1) When your policy comes up for renewal. 2) When you've made major purchases or improvements to your home. 3) When you've made your home safer. 4) When you experience major lifestyle changes.

motorcycle insurance

If your motorcycle has been off the road for a while, It’s exciting to get back out there, but before you do, be sure that you also do a check up on your motorcycle insurance in addition to the motorcycle itself. Being properly protected will make your summer fun all the more enjoyable.

Join us to help make the holiday happier for families in need this holiday season. Starting November 25, 2019, drop of a toy donation at any Murphy Insurance office. Donations must be received no later than December 10.

The Massachusetts Legislature and the Baker-Polito Administration have enacted legislation to delay the start of employer and employee contributions to the Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML) by three months to October 1, 2019.

lightning safety myths

To stay safe in a storm, know the truth about lightning dangers. “When thunder roars, go indoors!” is a truism that actually holds up. But much of what we think we know about lightning is fiction. Here are some common myths, along with the facts that will keep you and your loved ones safe in a storm.

As a Massachusetts employer, you're likely going to have new responsibilities under the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law, which goes into effect July 1, 2019. This law applies to all employers. This law applies to employers with a workforce of any size with few exemptions. Learn what you should be doing to prepare and where you can get more information.

Boat insurance and safety

Boats afford recreation and adventure to their owners, but they come with risks, as well. Don’t let an accident or disaster sink you—understand how to insure your prized vessel.