Jonathan Geissler May 24, 2019 No Comments

Seely & Durland Names Tammy Artusa Managing Partner

Seely & Durland Insurance is pleased to name Tammy Artusa, CIC, AIS, ACSR, AAI, CRIS, AINS as an equal managing partner of the agency. Tammy joined Seely & Durland in November, 1992, as a member of the Personal Lines Department.  She became a licensed insurance agent in June, 1993, before her promotion to Commercial Lines […]

Jonathan Geissler May 17, 2019 No Comments

Camping Safety in the Hudson Valley

June is National Camping Month, and we can’t think of a better time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! Below are some tips to help ensure your camping trip is safe should you venture out this summer: Cover all bases. Prepare for your camp outing by checking the weather report, learning about your […]

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 August 31, 2018 No Comments

Michelle Dixon and Sara Werling Celebrate 20 Years with Seely & Durland

Commemorating Two Special Members of the SDI Family   On Thursday, August 30, Michelle Dixon and Sara Werling were presented plaques commemorating their 20-year anniversary with Seely & Durland Insurance. The occasion marked yet two more significant employee milestones with our agency in the past year, following Tammy Artusa’s 25 year anniversary last November and […]

Michelle Dixon April 18, 2018 No Comments

Going Out on the Water? Take Boating Precautions!

Bodies of water are the second most common scene for accidental deaths in the United States — after highways. Boaters must always be alert to floating debris, underwater rocks, and other boats or you could easily get yourself into a dangerous situation. Here are a few guidelines to follow to improve your safety while on […]

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 23, 2018 No Comments

Linda Decker Celebrates 50 Years

Working a long time for the same company is unusual in today’s business world. But on Monday, January 15, Seely & Durland Insurance held a luncheon and celebration at the Warwick Inn to honor Claims Manager, Linda Decker, for her 50 years of service to the firm. Having spent her entire career with SDI, she […]

Jonathan Geissler January 12, 2018 No Comments

Catherine Sforza Joins Seely & Durland

Seely & Durland Insurance is excited to welcome their newest member of the SDI Family, Catherine Sforza, as their Director of First Impressions. Born in the Bronx, Catherine graduated secretarial school and began working in The Big Apple. There, she commenced her career as an administrative secretarial professional, assisting all levels of business and legal professionals. […]

Jonathan Geissler January 8, 2018 No Comments

Understanding NYS Paid Family Leave

New York’s Latest Employee Paid Benefit Program   New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit that went into effect January 1, 2018, providing 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 provides wage replacement to employees to help them bond […]

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 […]