Stuart Durland February 14, 2016 No Comments

Putting Texting while Driving into Perspective

Every year there are 1.6 million crashes that involve cell phone use. This can be equated to four times the attendance of the 1960’s Woodstock concert being involved in an accident per year due to a cell phone.

Stuart Durland January 25, 2016 No Comments

Brianna Smith, a Fourth Generation of SDI

This Summer, Seely & Durland Insurance added a new employee who is very close to us. Brianna Smith, daughter of Beth Durland (sister of Garrett and Stuart Durland), has joined our team as our full time receptionist.

Michelle Dixon October 15, 2015 No Comments

Emerging increase in Heavy Rainfall and Lack of Homes carrying Flood Insurance

With the recent concern over Hurricane Joaquin, interesting statistics came out in the article “Why don’t property owners have flood insurance?” This article turns back to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, causing $70 billion in damage where “less than half of those affected were insured”. Just a year later, flood damage further resulted in […]

Michelle Dixon September 22, 2015 No Comments

Know How your Home Insurance is Calculated

A question that often comes up is how Home Insurance is calculated. This is important to know so you can be confident that you’re receiving proper coverage and paying fair premiums. It’s easiest thought that your Home Insurance is determined by the condition of your home and how resistant it is to damage and theft. So, simply put, […]

Garrett Durland July 20, 2015 3 Comments

The Importance of Adequate Auto Insurance Coverage

Recently, there was an unfortunate car accident in our area that resulted in massive property damages needing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in repairs. It is noted that the driver at fault is unlikely to have adequate insurance to pay for all the damage and, therefore, will need to pay for those significant damages ‘out-of-pocket’. This incident truly exemplifies the […]

Michelle Dixon June 22, 2015 No Comments

Boat Towing Insurance, Getting out of Undesired Situations

Scenario: You are out driving your boat for your annual summer trip on your favorite lake, when suddenly, rogue debris gets sucked up and caught in your engine, rendering it inoperable. What do you do? Having some sort of mechanical issue out on a lake isn’t uncommon, and is likely to happen at some point in the life of a boat. […]

Stuart Durland May 16, 2015 No Comments

Jill Vozza, SDI New Employee: Insurance Solutions Provider

Welcome the newest addition to the SDI team, Jill Vozza, our Insurance Solutions Provider! Jill is a certified insurance counselor (CIC) and certified professional insurance agent (CPIA) with over 35 years’ experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. She has knowledge in all aspects of the industry, with a primary focus on business sales, service and […]

Michelle Dixon April 15, 2015 No Comments

Boat Insurance, Consider Coverage before Revving up the Engine!

Statistic: In 2013, recreational boating accidents resulted in well over $10 million in damage, down from over $25 million in damage in 2011. Boat insurance covers most motored water-crafts in the event of a loss, such as an accident or theft, which could make all the financial difference in the event of catastrophe. If you are […]