Jonathan Geissler January 5, 2018 No Comments

Understanding Employment Law

A variety of laws are in place to protect the rights of people you hire or are considering hiring. While employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) is a smart investment for many companies, it’s also crucial to understand and carefully follow these laws: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on […]

Jonathan Geissler December 27, 2017 No Comments

Tips to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

The Hudson Valley faces nearly 2 weeks of continuous below freezing temperatures. Not only that — we’re looking at teens and low twenties during the day and single digits every single night. Extreme low temperatures like these can bring about frozen pipes, which not only create an inconvenience, but can also cause major damage to […]

Jonathan Geissler December 14, 2017 No Comments

Home Business? Coverage Denied!

Garrett Explains | Episode 6 Are you operating a business out of your home? If you run any sort of home business, like an office out of the house or a contracting business, don’t assume that you have coverage under your homeowners policy. As long as your business occupies your home’s premises, you are leaving yourself […]

Jonathan Geissler November 27, 2017 No Comments

Talking Small Business Cyber Risk

Garrett Explains | Episode 5 Do you store ANY customer data on a computer? Do you use SOME form of technology to do business? If so, you face cyber risk every day. In Episode 5, Garrett examines some mind-boggling statistics, breaks down why your small business is at risk, and explains how to protect it […]

Jonathan Geissler November 10, 2017 No Comments

Cyber Security Stats Small Business Owners Need to Know

While cyber breaches at Target and Ebay make all the headlines, many entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t realize that they are just as much at risk for cyberattacks as larger, big-name corporations. According to a 2017 report: 50% of small businesses in the U.S. have been breached in the past 12 months. 43% of […]

Jonathan Geissler October 23, 2017 No Comments

Product Recalls: Are You Covered?

Recalls Don’t Have to End Your Business   A manufacturer’s main focus is to produce quality products that consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. Unfortunately, even for the very best, things can go wrong, whether it’s a storm delaying delivery, a defect with raw materials, or a manufacturing process breakdown. If the unexpected happens, there […]

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 […]

Jonathan Geissler August 11, 2017 No Comments

Managing Your Product Liability Risks

A product lawsuit can completely destroy a company, even when the complaint is entirely frivolous. Every year, defective, faulty, or misused products cause serious injuries, property damage, business interruption, and oftentimes negative publicity and loss of goodwill. Making sure your product is safe from risks can seem like an overwhelming task. However, the earlier in […]

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 […]

Jonathan Geissler May 23, 2017 No Comments

Cyber Protection for Your Small Business

Does your organization use some form of technology to do business? If so, you face cyber risk every day. Consider this… Thousands of cyber attacks are launched every second. Don’t believe us? Check out this map displaying global cyber attacks in real time. You can actually watch the action as it happens! The attacks are represented by […]