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 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 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 August 31, 2017 No Comments

What to Consider When Buying Rental or Loaner Car Coverage

Garrett Explains | Episode 2 While insurance companies cover direct physical damage, they’re not obliged to pay for loss of use. With rental car companies now claiming “loss of business income” when customers are involved in an accident, and insurance companies refusing coverage, the decision isn’t so cut-and-dried anymore. Garrett explains it all in Episode 2! […]

Jonathan Geissler August 3, 2017 No Comments

How to Handle an Insurance Rate Increase

Benjamin Franklin once said: In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. But if you’re among the millions of Americans who own an insurance policy, you’re sure to face an increase in your premium at some point in your life too. Premium increases are never fun. Working with your independent agency, […]

Jonathan Geissler July 31, 2017 No Comments

Peace of Mind Well Spent: A Lesson from Ireland

Garrett Durland, fresh off his Ireland family vacation, with an important story and lesson to share with you…   Let’s set the scene.  It’s day two of vacation in Ireland, where you drive on the left hand side of the road and shift your manual transmission with your left hand — from the right seat!  I […]

Jonathan Geissler July 26, 2017 No Comments

Why is My Auto Insurance Premium Rising, and What Should I Do?

Garrett Explains | Episode 1 In the first ever installment of our brand new video series, our president breaks down some unfortunate trends in the auto insurance industry and dishes out several tips to help you combat it.               Related: Garrett Explains | Episode 2: What to Consider When […]

Jonathan Geissler July 17, 2017 No Comments

10 Most Stolen Vehicles in the U.S.

As drivers, we face all sorts of risks and exposures: animals, road conditions, reckless drivers, distracted drivers, and even sheer bad luck. While some risks are easier to counteract than others, the very model car we own is itself a risk! A new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) identified the 10 most […]

Jonathan Geissler June 28, 2017 No Comments

Protect Your Summer Fun

Consider boat or watercraft insurance during the riskiest time of the year.   Whether you’re on the road or on the water, accidents happen. Summer is a season of fun and leisure; a chance to enjoy long weekends with friends and family. But it’s also the riskiest season of the year. In the same manner […]

Jonathan Geissler May 30, 2017 No Comments

Why We’re Here

Behind every Seely & Durland licensed independent agent is a human being and neighbor who truly wants to make a difference. Each day, we strive to provide our clients with protection from the darkest and dreariest moments in their lives, such as: A car accident incurring tens of thousands of dollars in medical fees that […]