Jonathan Geissler January 3, 2018 No Comments

An Insurance To-Do List for 2018

Improving Your Financial Health   Let’s face it — your New Years resolution to eat healthier, exercise more, or work a little less doesn’t always last the full calendar year. There are, however, several steps you can take right now that will have long-range, positive implications on your financial health. Insurance serves as a financial […]

Jonathan Geissler December 27, 2017 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 November 14, 2017 No Comments

4 Ways Renters Insurance Has You Covered

You probably lock the door and close the windows every day when you leave your apartment. Your whole life is in there, after all. But are you covered against damages and theft? For some reason, many renters don’t take advantage of the insurance available to them. They should: It’s affordable, accessible, and can save them […]

Jonathan Geissler November 10, 2017 No Comments

International Fraud Awareness Week

International Fraud Awareness Week is November 12 – 18. We hope you do your part to minimize the impact of fraud this week — on both yourself and your business.   Protect Yourself Against Cyber Risk Cyber risk is increasing rapidly for everyone – and not just for business and organizations. As consumers in this digital age, we […]

Jonathan Geissler October 25, 2017 No Comments

Insurance: You Get What You Pay For

Garrett Explains | Episode 4 Saving that 15 percent (or more!) on your insurance sounds enticing, but is it worth it in the long run? In Episode 4, Garrett explains what’s at stake in the decision with a personal, real-life claim scenario and a truly teachable moment. Garrett examines the realities of minimum liability limits […]

Jonathan Geissler October 18, 2017 1 Comment

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips: Protection from Halloween Horrors!

For our children, Halloween is one of the best days of the year. However, trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids (and parents) aren’t careful and practice sound judgement. To ensure a safe evening out, take a look at these trick-or-treating tips before the fun begins: Put your children in costumes that are bright and reflective, […]

Jonathan Geissler October 10, 2017 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 October 5, 2017 No Comments

Home Fire Escape Planning Tips

In a house fire, EVERY SECOND COUNTS. Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or a life-ending tragedy. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign from October 8 through October 14, 2017. Why […]

Jonathan Geissler September 27, 2017 No Comments

Back to School: An Insurance Checkup

Garrett Explains | Episode 3 Was your child among the millions of students heading back to college this fall? You probably helped them gather everything they need for the semester ahead, but did you do also perform an insurance examination? Are your child’s belongings covered? Does your homeowners policy extend to personal belongings away from […]

Jonathan Geissler September 27, 2017 No Comments

New York State DBL vs. PFL: A Benefit Comparison

New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit that will provide eight weeks (increasing to 12 weeks by 2021) of job-protected, paid leave within any 52-week period to address family related issues. The program is set to go into effect on January 1, 2018, but that doesn’t mean employers shouldn’t start […]