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questions to assess insurance needs

Insurance needs change as circumstances in our lives change. It's wise to do 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. Family, Home, Career Status Should Be Reflected In Your Policy Coverage

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?

winter icicles

Winter months often increase the risks of a variety of claim situations. Being proactive can help reduce the chances of having an accident or loss. Keep in mind these 9 tips to avoid claim situations that are not only costly but can cause you significant stress.

christmas tree safety

Christmas trees are a beautiful holiday decoration, but they can be dangerous, too. Even if you have an artificial tree, there are hazards to avoid. The last thing anyone wants is to have their Christmas Celebration destroyed by fire. Here are some quick tips and precautions to follow for safety

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

As you plan and prepare for your Thanksgiving feast, be sure to keep safety a focus, too.  Tips for staying safe in the kitchen.

Turkey fryer safety

turkey fryer safety

The use of turkey fryers by consumers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries and the destruction of property. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil.

Canceled

Learn why your insurance might not be renewed. There's a difference between an insurance company canceling a policy and choosing not to renew it.

Ordiance or Law Coverage for building code changes

Changes to building ordinances and laws can result in requirements to upgrade your building to new standards during reconstruction, which can result in extra expenses that may not be covered by a basic property insurance policy. Ordinance or law insurance can protect you.

Identity theft insurance

identity theft

Many insurance companies offer coverage for identity theft as part of their homeowners insurance policy. Identity theft insurance provides reimbursement to crime victims for the cost of restoring their identity and repairing credit reports. It generally covers expenses such as phone bills, lost wages, notary and certified mailing costs, and sometimes attorney fees. learn more >

hurricane season preparation

September is the most common month for hurricanes making landfall in the U.S., followed by August and October. These five actions can help you stay ready for whatever the remainder of hurricane season has in store.

 

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.