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 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 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 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 […]

Jonathan Geissler May 31, 2018 No Comments

Are Recreational Vehicles Covered by Your Home Insurance?

Garrett Explains | Episode 10   Do you know how your recreational vehicles (ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, golf carts, etc.) are addressed on your homeowners policy? Does coverage extend to those vehicles? If not, how should you handle it? Garrett explains it all in our 10th episode of the series! Contact our insurance specialists at […]

Jonathan Geissler May 17, 2018 No Comments

Refrigerated Food and Power Outages

When to Save and When to Throw Out At what point does food in the refrigerator become unsafe during a power outage? The USDA and Foodsafety.gov provide a very detailed chart as a guide to evaluate each food item: Click here to view.    We are your business, home, auto, and life insurance solutions provider, […]

Jonathan Geissler May 15, 2018 No Comments

How Smart Home Technology Affects Your Insurance

People are becoming more and more comfortable, and in many cases, more reliant on smart home technology. Some advanced smart home offerings include: Activation of “smart” alarms during set times of day Energy management systems (automatically adjusting thermostats in real-time) Locking and unlocking doors from a smart device Turning on and off lights remotely or […]

Jonathan Geissler May 14, 2018 No Comments

How Much Insurance Do I Need?

Understanding Your Insurance Coverage Limits   Do you drive the cheapest car? Do you live in the cheapest neighborhood? Why not? Now ask yourself this: did you choose the cheapest insurance quote you received? Nearly everything we own — our cars, homes, articles of clothing, jewelry, etc. — was purchased with two things in mind: […]