An Invaluable App

A recent article in the Boston Globe, entitled “Boston’s Brightest Pick their Top Apps”, peaked our curiosity. While we all have read countless articles and downloaded oodles of apps, there might be one more you should consider. It’s called MyHome

After reading that Joseph Murphy, the state’s Commissioner of Insurance recommended the app, we not only downloaded it but began using it. We found it to be one of the best and easiest ways to take inventory of household possessions. It even includes a preparedness section with various insurance tips.

MyHome is great for determining how much insurance you really need and cataloging your possessions in the event you need to file a claim. If you’re like us, you don’t think about taking a picture of your washing machine or jotting down the serial number until something happens and your homeowner’s insurance company is looking for the information. With MyHome, you simply walk through your home and enter names, purchase dates, prices, and serial numbers of your most valuable possessions.

Developed for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the software links to your smartphone camera so you can easily attach a snapshot of each item. Once your list is complete, you can email or export the list to a safe location on the internet.

Cataloguing the contents of your home can be tedious and time consuming. It always seems to be on the list of things to do next week, though next week never seems to come. While no one wants to think about filing a claim, especially those that aren’t prepared, you can get prepared and organized with the help of MyHome Best of all, it’s free and easy to use.

Concerned about your personal insurance coverage? At Cleary, our experienced Personal Lines departement will work with you to evaluate your insurance needs, identify exposures and create a customized insurance portfolio. Give us a call today at 617-723-0700.