Jonathan Geissler May 9, 2018 No Comments

Credit Card Security: Chip vs. Swipe

Chip card security has become the latest standard in credit card security. The standard, called EMV, includes a small microchip in the credit card that protects buyers against fraudulent transactions. Surprisingly, EMV has been the standard in most parts of the world for over a decade, while banks in the U.S. have only just been […]

Jonathan Geissler May 9, 2018 No Comments

Do I Need Landlord Insurance?

Choosing the Proper Coverage for Your Home   Maybe you never intended to be a landlord… That happens frequently these days. There are many who never intend to be landlords, but circumstances force them into renting out their property in some form or another. You might purchase a vacation home, only to realize you will […]

Michelle Dixon April 18, 2018 No Comments

Going Out on the Water? Take Boating Precautions!

Bodies of water are the second most common scene for accidental deaths in the United States — after highways. Boaters must always be alert to floating debris, underwater rocks, and other boats or you could easily get yourself into a dangerous situation. Here are a few guidelines to follow to improve your safety while on […]

Michelle Dixon April 10, 2018 No Comments

Insure and Ensure Your Perfect Wedding

With warmer weather comes the memorable (and expensive) time of weddings! Newlywed couples are spending an average of $30,000 on their weddings. Wedding insurance is a way to ensure your big day is remembered because it was an amazing event, not because of a misfortune that gave you financial adversity as you begin your new lives together. What […]

Jonathan Geissler March 21, 2018 No Comments

Is Your Young Entrepreneur Covered by Your Homeowners Insurance?

Garrett Explains | Episode 9   It seems harmless, right? Snow shoveling, landscaping, or lawn mowing for the neighbors are great ways for your teen to make money while learning the concepts of responsibility and work ethic. But at what point does your homeowners insurance coverage end, and business-related exposure begin? The limitations allowed on […]

Jonathan Geissler March 16, 2018 No Comments

How Trampolines Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

  When you plan to buy your child a trampoline, you are probably thinking of the fun it can bring, and maybe the potential dangers. But have you considered the financial strain it can create? Anything in or around your home that heightens injury potential can have a negative impact on your insurance premiums, and […]

Jonathan Geissler March 14, 2018 No Comments

Does Your Insurance Cover Home Remodeling and Renovations?

Whether you are planning a home addition or want to improve your existing space, there are several steps you usually take before kicking off the project: finalizing your design ideas; setting a budget; vetting contractors; and securing the necessary permits. But what about your homeowners insurance? Does reaching out to your trusted independent insurance agent […]

Jonathan Geissler February 21, 2018 No Comments

How to Protect Your Jewelry and Valuables

Garrett Explains | Episode 8   When it comes to items like jewelry, coins, furs, watches, and guns, do you know the limitations in your homeowners insurance policy? Do you have the proper coverage in place, or are you at risk to lose it all? On the heels of Valentine’s Day, Garrett explains it all […]

Jonathan Geissler February 16, 2018 No Comments

Resources for Breweries

New York State and the Hudson Valley region boasts one of the most dynamic bases for the craft brewing industry in all of America, fostering interest among locals and generating economic growth in the area. As your independent insurance agency, we are here to make sure your business thrives. Here are some resources for craft […]

Jonathan Geissler February 16, 2018 No Comments

Celebrating 75 Years at Seely & Durland

With two giant anniversaries, SDI has much to celebrate! Working a long time at the same company is unusual in today’s business world… …But not for Seely & Durland! Because, at our fourth generation organization, we truly are ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY. We know it’s a cliché, but, for us, it’s simply the SDI way; […]