Jonathan Geissler February 18, 2021 No Comments

Flood Insurance 101

Did you know flood losses are not covered by your homeowners insurance policy?   Flood Insurance Facts: According to FEMA, during a 30-year mortgage, you are 27 times more likely to have a flood loss vs. a fire loss. Just one inch of water can cause costly damage to your home. This is especially critical […]

Jonathan Geissler January 11, 2021 No Comments

Protect Your Home (and Bank Account) This Spring

Spring is just around the corner. The weather is soon warming, days are getting longer, and birds are returning. If you are like most people, you are welcoming the season with open arms. Spring, however, is also the time when heavy snow dissipates, leaving copious amounts of snowmelt water, just as rain showers and seasonal […]

Jonathan Geissler December 22, 2020 No Comments

Just a Few Reasons You Would Need Umbrella Insurance

Living in a busy world, our lives constantly intersect with the people around us, and some interactions can have surprising consequences. It is increasingly important to make careful insurance choices to protect yourself from the unexpected. Because, even if you carry excellent coverage with high limits, situations can still arise that leave you liable for […]

Jonathan Geissler September 3, 2020 No Comments

Does Your Insurance Cover Tornado Damage?

Each year, approximately 1,000 tornadoes with wind speeds as high as 300 miles per hour touch down in the United States. While the majority of these tornadoes occur in the area known as Tornado Alley (spanning south-central states in the U.S.), they can — and d0 — touch down all over the country. Just weeks […]

Jonathan Geissler April 13, 2020 No Comments

COVID-19 Executive Order and NYDFS Amendment Regulations

There have been recent Executive Orders and Insurance Regulation Amendments in the state of New York, as a result of the COVID-19 situation: Insurers operating in the State of New York may not impose fees of late payment of premiums caused by COVID-19 disruption and must accept a policyholder’s written attestation as proof of financial hardship. […]

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 August 27, 2019 No Comments

Common Home 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 home insurance 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? […]

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 […]