Jonathan Geissler August 11, 2019 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, contaminated, or misused products cause serious injuries, accidents, 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 […]

Jonathan Geissler May 24, 2019 No Comments

Understanding Insurance to Value

Garrett Explains | Episode 16   Did you know that 65 percent of homes are underinsured?  Whether it’s your home, a special piece of jewelry, a business (large or small), or any circumstance, really, you want to know that you will be made whole in the event of a catastrophe.  We’ve seen too many cases […]

Jonathan Geissler October 5, 2018 No Comments

NY PFL Rate and Benefit Changes for 2019

New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit providing job-protected, paid leave within any 52-week period to address family related issues.  The program has been in effect since January 1 of this year, meaning that it’s time to look ahead at the changes in store for 2019. PFL benefits — both […]

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 February 9, 2018 No Comments

Your Guide to Food Business Insurance

Insurance seems like a waste of money. Until you need it. Commercial insurance is critical for any small business or startup, but when you’re dealing with the production of food and beverage products, whether yourself or with a contract manufacturer, it’s not just critical; it’s imperative. Here is a list of the most prominent coverage […]

Jonathan Geissler February 7, 2018 No Comments

Lettuce Talk Food and Beverage Production Safety

Safety in the food manufacturing and beverage production industries is crucial not only for workers, but also the end consumers of your product. While standards and regulations are extensive, safety can be achieved with proper sanitation, equipment maintenance, and employee training. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides a complete list of Good Manufacturing […]

Jonathan Geissler January 23, 2018 No Comments

Tammy Artusa Celebrates 25 Years

On November 10, 2017, Seely & Durland’s Tammy Artusa was honored for 25 years at the agency with a special plaque and celebration at Trattoria Viviano in Warwick. “Tammy has been a valued member of our firm from her very first day,” said Owner and President, Garrett Durland. “She has been the cornerstone of our […]

Jonathan Geissler January 22, 2018 No Comments

8 Questions to Ask About Your Business

Does your business retain physical or electronic records of employees or other third parties with any of the following? Social security numbers Tax identification numbers Medical/health records Email addresses Home addresses Driver license information Birth dates Police records Court records Banking information (checking/savings accounts) FACT: If you checked any of the above, your business is […]

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 […]