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February 17th, 2014 by James B. Murdoch Insurance Group

Video: 5 of the Craziest Disasters

  We all know about disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes. As crazy as they sound, these disasters actually happened. Watch the video above to learn about five of the most bizarre disasters to ever occur. Whether it’s something off-the-wall or something more common, it’s essential to be prepared for any disaster that could come your … Read Article

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School Sports: 5 Reasons to Get Your Kids Involved

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School sports are one of most effective ways children learn essential life skills. Sporting activities offer children the opportunity to learn cooperation, teamwork, social skills, and perseverance towards a common goal. As an adult in the working world, these are the qualities found in highly-valued employees.

Parents often have legitimate concerns regarding the safety of their children who are involved in school sports. According to a recent USA Today article, 1.35 million youths are injured every year in sports-related activities. Ensuring that you have good health insurance in place is essential if your child is participating in sports in school.

Here are five important reasons to get your children involved in school sports:

  1. Improves Health and Fitness
    Running, jumping and high-energy play is excellent exercise. It has an impact on all body systems, including cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and endurance. Always ensure your child has adequate water to drink for indoor and outdoor play.
  2. Increases the Ability to Cooperate
    Working together as a team is the best way to teach cooperation skills, which are a must in the workplace once they are old enough. Learning to get along with others and the pursuit of a common goal that are enhanced through team play.
  3. Teaches a Positive Attitude
    Excellent coaches teach students to have a good attitude, win or lose. The concept of good sportsmanship is important in all of life’s activities.
  4. Improves Social Skills
    A child who is withdrawn or has difficulty making friends can learn to work with all kinds of other children.
  5. Fosters Self-Esteem
    As your child improves, and successfully interacts on a team, self-esteem grows. Kids have a burgeoning sense of accomplishment and pride. As a parent, reinforce it by attending games and cheering them on – it helps!
  6. At James B. Murdoch Insurance Group in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, our local agents care about the children in our community. Our goal is to be of service to our clients, and every person and family is unique. Do you have school-age children who participate in sports? We would be happy to review your current health insurance and personal insurance policy to make sure you have the coverage that you need. It is an advantage to work with a local agent. We are always available, easy to reach, and can meet with you off normal business hours if this is more convenient. Call us and speak to one of our friendly team members from James B. Murdoch Insurance Group and let’s meet!

    August 3rd, 2015 by James B. Murdoch Insurance Group

ERIE Helps Put Teens on the Path to Success

Erie Insurance has a long tradition of giving back. One of the latest ways ERIE is doing just that is through Summer J.A.M. (Jobs and More).  The Erie, Pennsylvania-based program is designed to help prepare young people ages 16 to 21 for college and careers. This summer, 138 teens are learning time management, teamwork and … Read Article

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Smart Home Hacking a Rising Risk

These days, you can control countless things around your house with the touch of a finger to your smartphone screen. However, there’s also the chance that a hacker can as well. The more technology takes over, the more at risk we are from hackers. That’s as true for smart homes as it is for your … Read Article

James B. Murdoch Insurance Group: Auto/Car Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Business/Commercial Insurance For Camp Hill and All of Pennsylvania.

Your Motorcycle Guide

Do you dream of owning your own motorcycle? Can you feel the grip of the handlebars in your hands? Or imagine the open road in front of you? If so, you’ve probably seriously thought about buying a motorcycle. You’re not the only one: Motorcycles’ popularity is growing each year, with Statista reporting sales of 440,899 … Read Article

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