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Thanksgiving Day is a fun holiday that many of us look forward to all year. As you plan and prepare for your Thanksgiving feast, be sure to keep safety a focus, too.  With heightened activity in the kitchen and other entertaining going on in your home, you don't want to get distracted and have your holiday go up in smoke.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home ...

Turkey fryer safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. These turkey fryers use a substantial quantity of cooking oil at high temperatures, and units currently available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil will be released at some point during the cooking process. The use of turkey fryers by consumers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries and the ...

Industry’s leading blockchain consortium includes national and international insurers, agencies, brokerages and reinsurers  Murphy Insurance Agency has announced joining The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance joining 11 additional companies have newly joined the risk management and insurance industry’s first enterprise-level blockchain consortium, bringing the total number of member companies to 30.  The RiskBlock Alliance is building blockchain solutions that will lower industry transaction costs, improve the customer experience, and increase the speed and security of data transfers ...

More Vehicles Subject to US DOT Numbers - Effective September 1, 2018 There have been changes to the Massachusetts State Markings Regulation 540 CMR 2:22 (regulation text below) that will take effect on September 1, 2018. These changes impact marking (aka lettering) requirements 1) for motor trucks used for the transportation of goods, wares or merchandise for hire, gain or reward and 2) for any commercial motor vehicles that weigh 10,001 lbs. or more used in Intrastate ...

MAPFRE Insurance Named ValChoice Award Winner for #1 Best Value in Massachusetts - Auto Insurance May 30, 2018 - MAPFRE Insurance was recently recognized with the prestigious ValChoice award for #1 Best Value for auto insurance in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The company received a score of 92 out of 100 in ValChoice’s analysis for the 2016/2017 award. Only one company in each state is selected for the annual ValChoice #1 Best Value Award, and the winner is determined based on a ...

homeowners insurance review You probably make a checklist for performing home repairs, a shopping list before hitting the grocery store, or perhaps a to-do list for work assignments—but do you have a checklist for reviewing your insurance coverage? Hurricane season goes from June 1 through November 30. So now’s the time to check your homeowners or renters insurance—and this handy list will make it easy to be sure you’re well-prepared in case a storm comes ...

Boating safety

Take a safe boating course — A great way to learn and refresh on safety, good habits, navigation rules and regulations. Taking courses can qualify you for discounts on your insurance. Wear a life jacket — Have the required number of life jackets onboard and make your passengers wear them. Check your equipment — Get your boat checked and make sure it’s in top condition and free of fire hazards. Carry safety equipment required by law ...

Identity theft is the act of taking someone’s personal information and using it to impersonate a victim, steal from bank accounts, establish phony insurance policies, open unauthorized credit cards or obtain unauthorized bank loans. In some more elaborate schemes, criminals use the stolen personal information to get a job, rent a home or take out a mortgage in the victim’s name.   Close to half of identity theft cases are the result of a lost or ...

Does your business employ one or more people? If so, you need to be prepared for the possibility of an employee lawsuit. Small businesses are just as vulnerable as large corporations… even family businesses aren’t immune. There are steps you can take to prevent lawsuits such as: create an employee handbook with set policies and procedures document employee acceptance of handbook document any disciplinary action However, no matter how diligent you are, your business can ...

What you need to know about how to file a claim how the claim process works what's covered and what's not first steps Contact your agent or company immediately. Find out: whether the damage is covered under the terms of your policy how long you have to file a claim whether your claim exceeds your deductible (the amount of loss you agree to pay before insurance kicks in) how long it will take to process the ...

 

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