Jonathan Geissler August 28, 2019 No Comments

Why Choose An Independent Insurance Agency?

Garrett Explains | Episode 17 What separates an independent insurance agency from the rest?  In Episode 17, Garrett explains! Click here to watch our 3-minute video. Contact our insurance specialists 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, Goshen, Pine […]

Jonathan Geissler July 22, 2019 No Comments

Unfreeze Your Credit Before Applying for Insurance

Did you know that in the state of New York, if one or more of your credit reports is frozen when applying for an insurance policy, you could end up with a higher quote, and, ultimately, a higher premium? That is because you would not be able to earn any discounts for having a good […]

Jonathan Geissler June 27, 2019 No Comments

Is it Time to Take Earthquake Insurance Seriously?

According to the U.S. Geological Survey Survey’s (USGS) latest report, nearly half of Americans across 48 states are at risk for damage from an earthquake.  90 percent of Americans live in areas considered seismically active. Yet, the Insurance Information Institute estimates just a quarter of all homeowners in earthquake-prone areas have earthquake insurance. Why is […]

Jonathan Geissler May 24, 2019 No Comments

Understanding Insurance to Value

Garrett Explains | Episode 16   Did you know that 65 percent of homes are underinsured?  Whether it’s your home, a special piece of jewelry, a business (large or small), or any circumstance, really, you want to know that you will be made whole in the event of a catastrophe.  We’ve seen too many cases […]

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 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 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 15, 2018 No Comments

Risk Management Tips for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Creating and managing a successful food or beverage business is a daunting task. It takes extreme attention to detail regarding equipment, staff training and safety, marketing, and the manufacturing process. There are customer expectations to meet, potential injuries to combat, and production issues to face. Even with all the proper “ingredients” in place for success, […]

Jonathan Geissler February 14, 2018 No Comments

Common Craft Brewery Insurance Claims

The risks that craft brewers face can be as unique as the very beer the establishments brew. Some of the most common craft brewery insurance claims are related to secondary fermentation, a process that could lead to explosions if the beer is canned or bottled prematurely. Fermentation vessels have proper ventilation allowing gases formed by […]

Jonathan Geissler February 9, 2018 No Comments

Your Guide to Food Business Insurance

Insurance seems like a waste of money. Until you need it. Commercial insurance is critical for any small business or startup, but when you’re dealing with the production of food and beverage products, whether yourself or with a contract manufacturer, it’s not just critical; it’s imperative. Here is a list of the most prominent coverage […]