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The Murphy Insurance Blog

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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!

insurance discounts

Discounts for having auto & home/condo/renter policies with the same company can be confusing. We're always working to help you maximize your discount opportunities and save money. In the past, a multi-policy discount only applied on a home-type policy. Discounts are available on both home and auto policies, which can mean greater savings. • auto policy discounts with a home range from 8% to 10% • home policy discounts with an auto range from 5% to 20%

insurance when living together

If you choose to cohabitate, take care to obtain the right coverage for your situation. The general overview below highlights key concerns...

leased car

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.

audit

Depending on who you ask, the reaction to insurance audits vary from “it was no big deal” to ”mildly annoying” to “frustrating”. As an agent, we wish that every audit fell in the “no big deal” category. By having a clear understanding of why audits are conducted, being as accurate as possible upfront with policy applications and maintaining proper documentation, businesses can make the audit process easier and avoid surprises.

hurricane preparedness

Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Being prepared can help you, your family or your business minimize the impact of the storm. The best time to start is before the threat is imminent. Here's what you need to know.

pool safety

Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up an inflatable kiddie pool, it is important to consider the safety implications. Consider these steps if you own or are considering purchasing a pool or spa.