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Covid-19 Update Murphy Insurance Agency

As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prepares for a phased reopening beginning on Monday, May 18th, we want to inform you there will be no immediate changes to the existing status of Murphy Insurance Agency’s services or hours. Our team members will continue to be available to assist you by phone and email Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM and on Saturday, 8:30AM – 12:00PM.  All Murphy Insurance office locations will remain closed to visitors until ...

Family, Home, Career Status Should Be Reflected In Your Policy Coverage Our insurance needs change as circumstances in our lives change, which is why we recommend doing 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. 1. Have you gotten married or divorced? If you have gotten married, you may qualify ...

Murphy Insurance is open to assist you; however, our office locations are closed to all visitors effective March 16 until further notice. We have continued to monitor the news and direction from the CDC and other government officials regarding COVID-19.  Based on guidance from Governor Baker, and an abundance of caution and care for our customers and team, we have decided to close our offices to all visitors until further notice as a precautionary, safeguarding ...

Coronavirus precautions

NOTE:  THIS NOTICE IS NOW SUPERCEDED BY THE NOTICE OF MARCH 15, 2020. Murphy Insurance Agency has been monitoring the impacts of COVID-19. As the nation works to combat and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, we are implementing precautionary measures to help protect our customers and staff.   We do not envision any significant impact to service because we can address needs online via email, by phone, and by mail in most circumstances including starting a ...

Every homeowner, renter and college student should have an inventory of their possessions. Just imagine…if you had a fire or burglary, would you be able to remember everything you own and what it cost? Having an inventory can save you time, money and stress if you have to make a claim. get started…a partial inventory is better than none Set a time goal. Setting a deadline helps keep you on track. Break it up into pieces. Don’t overwhelm ...

You’ve purchased life insurance as part of your estate planning efforts. You deserve to be commended for taking this step, and certainly there is a temptation to file away your policy and forget it.  However, there are a few key things you should do right away after buying life insurance to ensure that in the event of a tragedy, your loved ones will easily be able to receive the money you want them to ...

diamond ring

Imagine how you’d feel if you looked down and saw the stone missing on your diamond ring? Would it be covered by your homeowners', condo owners' or renters' policy? Unless you have the ring "scheduled" on your policy, the answer is probably NO.  Most home/condo/renter policies provide coverage only in specific situations (named perils) listed on your policy, i.e. fire, theft, etc.  In the the above situation, the stone simply fell out and was accidentally lost, ...

Businesses that are forced to close down following a disaster run the risk of never being able to open their doors again. While there’s no way to lower the risk of a natural disaster like a hurricane, there are critical measures that can be taken to protect your company’s bottom line from nature’s fury. A disaster plan and adequate insurance are keys to recovery. develop a disaster recovery plan No matter how small or large a ...

hands-free cell phone driving

New Hands-Free law goes into effect February 23 In an effort to reduce distracted driving to prevent accidents, injuries and deaths, the new law, An Act Requiring the Hands-Free Use of Mobile Telephones While Driving bans the hand-held use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving. The law becomes effective February 23, 2020; therefore, now is the time to prepare and change habits. What drivers can and cannot do Under the new law: Drivers cannot use a mobile ...

Your renters insurance guide

What to look for when shopping for renters insurance If you rent a house or apartment and experience a fire or other disaster, your landlord’s insurance will only cover the costs of repairing the building. To financially protect yourself you will need to buy renters or tenants insurance. renters insurance protections Like homeowners insurance, renters insurance includes three key types of financial protection:  Coverage for personal possessions Liability protection Additional living expenses (ALE) The big difference is that renters insurance doesn't ...

 

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.