Jonathan Geissler March 27, 2019 No Comments

Understanding the Uber and Lyft Insurance Gap

Garrett Explains | Episode 14   Are you driving, or do you plan to drive for Uber or Lyft? There are distinct levels of coverage based on three different periods when providing ridesharing services. In Episode 14, Garrett explains the exposures you may face and helps you understand how to correct them. Contact our insurance […]

Jonathan Geissler March 13, 2019 No Comments

Protect Your Home (and Health) from Mold

When mold invades your home, it is more than just a petty annoyance and a pungent odor. Its habitation — on your walls and ceilings, in your pipes, on your carpet, or in your bathtub — can cause a whole host of issues, ranging from minor property damage to severe health problems. Growing on anything […]

Jonathan Geissler February 27, 2019 No Comments

Tips on What to do Before and After a Storm

When any type of big or destructive storm is expected, you need to make sure you take the right steps to ensure your assets are covered. The first step? Check your insurance policies because not all of them cover the following expenses: Tree or any other debris removal Water damage Water/Sewage back-up (for sewers, drains, […]

Jonathan Geissler January 17, 2019 No Comments

Biggest Auto Insurance Myths

  When it comes to car insurance, there is a lot of misinformation going around that often passes for fact. So let’s separate the myths from the facts. Here are some of the most popular misconceptions: Myth 1: Vehicle color determines auto insurance rates. It doesn’t matter if your car is red, black, or champagne. […]

Jonathan Geissler November 1, 2018 No Comments

Renter vs. Landlord: How Does Insurance Differ?

Property owners know that whether they own an apartment in rural Chester, NY or a condo in New York City, insurance is critical. Fires, robberies, floods, and other natural disasters arrive unexpectedly, and for those that are uninsured, it is often impossible to handle the loss. Both landlords and renters need insurance, but sometimes both […]

Jonathan Geissler October 19, 2018 No Comments

Signs that It May be Time for a Roof Replacement

Your home’s roof is designed to last a long time, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t get damaged at all.  A roof has to be maintained regularly in order to maximize its lifespan.  But how do you know exactly when your roof needs to be replaced?  Here are some of the most common signs: […]

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 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 […]