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 […]

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 June 21, 2017 1 Comment

New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL)

The New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit that provides 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 with a child, care for a relative with a serious health condition, or […]

Jonathan Geissler June 16, 2017 No Comments

History of Father’s Day

Time to Honor Dad Marked on the third Sunday of June in the United States (and in many other countries), Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910 to complement Mother’s Day. The occasion was created by Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, who wanted to honor her father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart. Although Dodd […]

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 […]

Stuart Durland November 26, 2013 No Comments

Safe and Wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving is almost here! We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! No matter what is going on in our lives, there is always something for which to be thankful. To help ensure a special day with family and friends, we have a few helpful Thanksgiving tips and reminders: Turkey Frying Safety: Don’t […]