Jonathan Geissler October 18, 2017 No Comments

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips: Protection from Halloween Horrors!

For our children, Halloween is one of the best days of the year. However, trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids (and parents) aren’t careful and practice sound judgement. To ensure a safe evening out, take a look at these trick-or-treating tips before the fun begins: Put your children in costumes that are bright and reflective, […]

Jonathan Geissler October 10, 2017 No Comments

Driving on Wet Leaves: As Dangerous as Black Ice?

When we consider fall in the Hudson Valley and Tri-State Area, we tend to think of the beautiful, crisp weather and the rich tones of yellow, red, and orange leaves sweeping across the landscape. We think of our favorite fall traditions, like hay rides, leaf peeping, pumpkin picking, and trips to the local apple orchard […]

Jonathan Geissler October 5, 2017 No Comments

Home Fire Escape Planning Tips

In a house fire, EVERY SECOND COUNTS. Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or a life-ending tragedy. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign from October 8 through October 14, 2017. Why […]

Jonathan Geissler September 27, 2017 No Comments

Back to School: An Insurance Checkup

Garrett Explains | Episode 3 Was your child among the millions of students heading back to college this fall? You probably helped them gather everything they need for the semester ahead, but did you do also perform an insurance examination? Are your child’s belongings covered? Does your homeowners policy extend to personal belongings away from […]

Jonathan Geissler September 27, 2017 No Comments

New York State DBL vs. PFL: A Benefit Comparison

New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit that will provide eight weeks (increasing to 12 weeks by 2021) of job-protected, paid leave within any 52-week period to address family related issues. The program is set to go into effect on January 1, 2018, but that doesn’t mean employers shouldn’t start […]

Jonathan Geissler September 14, 2017 No Comments

Which Catastrophes Does Renters Insurance Cover?

Many tenants assume their property is covered under the landlord’s insurance policy. However, when catastrophe strikes, they may be left with little or no recourse to recover, since their landlord’s policy covers the building or home they rent, but not the personal property stored inside. Renters insurance provides financial reimbursement to cover the tenant’s lost […]

Jonathan Geissler September 13, 2017 No Comments

Seely & Durland Proudly Supports The Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund

Seely & Durland Insurance and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation Provide Matching Grants   Warwick, NY — Seely & Durland Insurance and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation joined forces to support the positive efforts of The Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund (BAFC) through a $1,000 grant. The grant represents a $500 donation from Seely & Durland, […]

Jonathan Geissler August 31, 2017 No Comments

What to Consider When Buying Rental or Loaner Car Coverage

Garrett Explains | Episode 2 While insurance companies cover direct physical damage, they’re not obliged to pay for loss of use. With rental car companies now claiming “loss of business income” when customers are involved in an accident, and insurance companies refusing coverage, the decision isn’t so cut-and-dried anymore. Garrett explains it all in Episode 2! […]

Jonathan Geissler August 25, 2017 No Comments

Architect E. G. W. Dietrich | Exhibition and Presentation in Warwick, NY

Celebrating the Village of Warwick’s 150th Anniversary with this special exhibition and presentation about Architect E. G. W. Dietrich   Architect E. G. W. Dietrich (1857-1924) was a native of Pittsburgh, PA and came to prominence in the 1880s for his eye-catching designs of shingle style country residences. Finding success on the East coast, he relocated […]

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 […]