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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!

Space heater

Space heaters are a convenient way to add warmth in areas that may lack central heating or need an augmented heat source during colder months, but safety should always be a top priority to avoid potential fires. Follow these crucial tips to prevent space heater fires and create a secure and cozy environment.

winter driving tips

Snow, sleet, ice and below freezing temperatures all have an effect on driving conditions. During winter, safety depends on driver performance in winter hazards, good vehicle maintenance—and common sense. These tips will help you and your car weather the winter.

Happy New Year

With the new year, lots of us make "new year resolutions". A resolution is defined as "a firm decision to do or not to do something." Admittedly, it can be tough to get out of our own way and take the time to do things that will truly provide long-term benefits because change isn't always easy. It takes commitment, but the rewards can be great.

holiday safety

Don't let your holiday happiness be marred by fire, theft, accidents or other disasters. Taking a few simple steps can help reduce seasonal hazards.

christmas tree safety

A Christmas tree is often a central part of holiday decoration. Some people cut down their own tree, others get theirs from a local side of the road stand and others have opted for artificial. While beautiful, Christmas trees can also pose a serious fire hazard, so be sure to follow safety guidelines...

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...

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. Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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...

winter weather home prep tips

Consider these simple steps to make your home safer, warmer and cheaper to live in. Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on your home; fortunately, there are precautions you can take to avoid winter related damage. Keep in mind, the time to winterize is when the leaves begin to turn and not when the snow begins to fall.