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hurricane

An above-normal level of tropical cyclone activity is projected for 2022 in the Atlantic basin, according to a forecast released today by Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Atmospheric Science.

identity protection

Close to half of identity theft cases are the result of a lost or stolen wallet, checkbook, credit card or other physical document. But as online shopping becomes increasing popular, it can also pose an identity risk.

 
Victims of identity theft are often left with lower credit scores and spend months or even years getting credit records corrected. They frequently have difficulty getting credit, obtaining loans and even finding employment. Victims of identity theft fraud often travel a long and frustrating road to recovery; depending on the severity of the identity theft fraud damage, the recovery process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years.

10 tips for safe winter driving

winter driving tips

10 tips to help prepare for safe winter driving. When winter weather makes driving challenging, the safest solution is to stay off the roads, but that’s not always possible so be sure to take precautions if you need to be out in the elements.

check your smoke detector

When it's time to set the clocks forward in Spring or backward in the Fall for Daylight Savings Time, fire safety officials recommend checking that your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. Working smoke detectors decrease the risk of dying in a house fire by nearly 50%. Here are a variety of safety tips to remember.

prepare for disaster

As disaster season peaks, a new national consumer survey commissioned by Trusted Choice® and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”), reveals that many homeowners lack adequate insurance coverage, do not fully understand their homeowners policies and do not have enough savings to support their households in the event of a disaster.

Grilling Safety

grilling safety

Every year, millions of Americans safely enjoy outdoor barbecues, but accidents do happen. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 5,700 grill fires take place on residential property every year, causing an annual average of $37 million in damage, 100 injuries and 10 deaths.

hurricane

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to have 18 named storms including eight hurricanes and four major hurricanes. Now is the time to prepare.

Technology upgrade

Murphy Insurance Agency will be upgrading our agency management system on March 11 as part of our commitment to providing you with quality insurance protection and an outstanding customer service experience. We strongly believe that this decision will provide improved functionality as our team works with you to manage your insurance protection plan.

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is pleased to announce it will continue to offer designated Wednesday appointment hours for customers 75 years of age or older through March 2021. Individuals in this age group are required by state law to renew their Massachusetts driver’s license in-person.

halloween liability

Halloween can be scary but having the right insurance coverage can take some of the fright out of the night. Insurance policies can provide financial protection for a host of disasters whether they occur on Halloween or any other day.

 

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.