Jonathan Geissler August 15, 2017 No Comments

Seely & Durland Insurance Earns 2017 Best Practices Award

Warwick, NY – Seely & Durland Insurance retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and study of leading […]

Jonathan Geissler August 14, 2017 No Comments

Does Your Small Business Face Cyber Risk?

Does your organization use some form of technology to do business? If so, you face cyber risk every day. Consider this… Thousands of cyber attacks are launched every second. Don’t believe us? Check out this map displaying global cyber attacks in real time. You can actually watch the action as it happens! The attacks are represented by […]

Jonathan Geissler August 14, 2017 No Comments

Preparing for the Great American Solar Eclipse

It’s being labelled the “Great American Solar Eclipse” as anticipation of the biggest astronomical event in several decades follows across the U.S. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking the sun’s rays from shining on our planet. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous […]

Jonathan Geissler August 11, 2017 No Comments

Managing Your Product Liability Risks

A product lawsuit can completely destroy a company, even when the complaint is entirely frivolous. Every year, defective, faulty, or misused products cause serious injuries, property damage, business interruption, and oftentimes negative publicity and loss of goodwill. Making sure your product is safe from risks can seem like an overwhelming task. However, the earlier in […]

Jonathan Geissler August 3, 2017 No Comments

How to Handle an Insurance Rate Increase

Benjamin Franklin once said: In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. But if you’re among the millions of Americans who own an insurance policy, you’re sure to face an increase in your premium at some point in your life too. Premium increases are never fun. Working with your independent agency, […]

Jonathan Geissler July 31, 2017 No Comments

Peace of Mind Well Spent: A Lesson from Ireland

Garrett Durland, fresh off his Ireland family vacation, with an important story and lesson to share with you…   Let’s set the scene.  It’s day two of vacation in Ireland, where you drive on the left hand side of the road and shift your manual transmission with your left hand — from the right seat!  I […]

Jonathan Geissler July 28, 2017 No Comments

Boost Your Credit Score to Lower Insurance Rates

Credit scores are used so lenders can predict how likely a borrower is to repay a loan or make payments on time. Where your credit lies will impact your insurance rates. WHY does credit score affect insurance premiums? Research shows that people with low credit scores pose more of a risk to insurance companies than those with […]

Jonathan Geissler July 26, 2017 No Comments

NYS Paid Family Leave Employer Checklist

The New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit that provides eight weeks of job-protected, paid leave within any 52-week period to address family related issues. The program provides wage replacement to employees to help them bond with a child, care for a relative with a serious health condition, or help relieve family pressures when someone is […]

Jonathan Geissler July 21, 2017 No Comments

Backyard Fire Pit Safety

It doesn’t get any better than spending time with friends and family around a blazing fire in your backyard fire pit — unless, of course, that fire blazes just a bit too much! A fire pit can be a fantastic addition to your home, but it’s also a potentially dangerous one if you’re not prepared. […]

Jonathan Geissler July 19, 2017 No Comments

4 Biggest Benefits of an Independent Insurance Agent

You receive instant service from a human being, not an automated recording. Independent insurance agents aren’t just some purchase button on a website, and we aren’t sitting in a giant call center thousands of miles away. As a trusted part of the community for four generations, our mission is to be your advisor for all your insurance […]