Jonathan Geissler October 5, 2018 No Comments

NY PFL Rate and Benefit Changes for 2019

New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit providing job-protected, paid leave within any 52-week period to address family related issues.  The program has been in effect since January 1 of this year, meaning that it’s time to look ahead at the changes in store for 2019. PFL benefits — both […]

Jonathan Geissler September 27, 2018 No Comments

Common Insurance Discounts Available to You

Discounts will always vary on the insurance carrier and state, but it is worth a shot at asking your independent insurance agent about the following discounts so you don’t miss out if they are available to you! Claims-free discount: As an insurance company, what would be your favorite kind of customer to insure? One that […]

Jonathan Geissler September 25, 2018 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 August 31, 2018 No Comments

Michelle Dixon and Sara Werling Celebrate 20 Years with Seely & Durland

Commemorating Two Special Members of the SDI Family   On Thursday, August 30, Michelle Dixon and Sara Werling were presented plaques commemorating their 20-year anniversary with Seely & Durland Insurance. The occasion marked yet two more significant employee milestones with our agency in the past year, following Tammy Artusa’s 25 year anniversary last November and […]

Jonathan Geissler August 29, 2018 4 Comments

What to do After a Car Accident

Garrett Explains | Episode 13   In Episode 13, Garrett explains the steps you should take in the unfortunate event of a car accident. Contact our insurance specialists (and our Claims Specialist!) at 845-986-1177 to learn more. We are your business, home, auto, and life insurance solutions provider, partner, and adviser, serving Warwick, Greenwood Lake, Florida, […]

Jonathan Geissler August 23, 2018 No Comments

Tips for Your New Business

This blog post has been provided by Christopher Piekarz, Marketing and Administrative Intern, Summer, 2018 You’ve recently come up with a great new business idea and you’ve finally decided you want to pursue it.  However, you have minimal or no business experience.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t take a business expert to run a successful startup […]

Jonathan Geissler August 23, 2018 No Comments

When and How Much Money Should You Invest

This blog post has been provided by Christopher Piekarz, Marketing and Administrative Intern, Summer, 2018 You just graduated from college and have your first full-time job lined up.  If you’re lucky, your new employer may put some of your income into a 401k and/or Roth IRA. However, as an entry level employee, that is very […]

Jonathan Geissler July 23, 2018 No Comments

Understanding Insurable Replacement Cost

Garrett Explains | Episode 12   Is your insurable replacement cost higher than the market value for which your home or property was appraised? Whether it’s for a home or commercial building, we run into this question all the time! Garrett explains why in Episode 12! Contact our insurance specialists at 845-986-1177 to learn more. We […]

Jonathan Geissler July 20, 2018 No Comments

Fender Bender: To Claim or Not to Claim?

If you are in involved in a fender bender, should you file an insurance claim or self-insure the loss and pay the repairs out-of-pocket? When it’s NOT recommended to file a claim: If you are confined to your own property and there is only minor damage. If you run into something like the pole of […]

Jonathan Geissler June 29, 2018 No Comments

Are You Prepared for the Next Flood or Earthquake?

Garrett Explains | Episode 11   Flood insurance is not covered under your homeowners or business property program. Meanwhile, earthquake activity is expected in the years to come throughout the Tri-State Area. How prepared are you? As private insurers enter the marketplace, Garrett explains it all in Episode 11! Contact our insurance specialists at 845-986-1177 […]