Jonathan Geissler June 27, 2019 No Comments

Is it Time to Take Earthquake Insurance Seriously?

According to the U.S. Geological Survey Survey’s (USGS) latest report, nearly half of Americans across 48 states are at risk for damage from an earthquake.  90 percent of Americans live in areas considered seismically active. Yet, the Insurance Information Institute estimates just a quarter of all homeowners in earthquake-prone areas have earthquake insurance. Why is […]

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 April 24, 2019 No Comments

Airbnb and Hospitality Service Insurance

Garrett Explains | Episode 15   Are you venturing into the home sharing business, whether seasonally or long-term? How do hospitality services like Airbnb affect your home insurance? There are, no double, financial advantages, but there are also pitfalls. Contact our insurance specialists at 845-986-1177 to learn more. We are your business, home, auto, and life […]

Jonathan Geissler April 22, 2019 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 March 13, 2019 No Comments

Protect Your Home (and Health) from Mold

When mold invades your home, it is more than just a petty annoyance and a pungent odor. Its habitation — on your walls and ceilings, in your pipes, on your carpet, or in your bathtub — can cause a whole host of issues, ranging from minor property damage to severe health problems. Growing on anything […]

Jonathan Geissler February 27, 2019 No Comments

Tips on What to do Before and After a Storm

When any type of big or destructive storm is expected, you need to make sure you take the right steps to ensure your assets are covered. The first step? Check your insurance policies because not all of them cover the following expenses: Tree or any other debris removal Water damage Water/Sewage back-up (for sewers, drains, […]

Jonathan Geissler November 1, 2018 No Comments

Renter vs. Landlord: How Does Insurance Differ?

Property owners know that whether they own an apartment in rural Chester, NY or a condo in New York City, insurance is critical. Fires, robberies, floods, and other natural disasters arrive unexpectedly, and for those that are uninsured, it is often impossible to handle the loss. Both landlords and renters need insurance, but sometimes both […]

Jonathan Geissler October 19, 2018 No Comments

Signs that It May be Time for a Roof Replacement

Your home’s roof is designed to last a long time, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t get damaged at all.  A roof has to be maintained regularly in order to maximize its lifespan.  But how do you know exactly when your roof needs to be replaced?  Here are some of the most common signs: […]

Jonathan Geissler September 27, 2018 No Comments

Common Insurance Discounts Available to You

Discounts will always vary on the insurance carrier and state, but it is worth a shot at asking your independent insurance agent about the following discounts so you don’t miss out if they are available to you! Claims-free discount: As an insurance company, what would be your favorite kind of customer to insure? One that […]

Jonathan Geissler July 23, 2018 No Comments

Understanding Insurable Replacement Cost

Garrett Explains | Episode 12   Is your insurable replacement cost higher than the market value for which your home or property was appraised? Whether it’s for a home or commercial building, we run into this question all the time! Garrett explains why in Episode 12! Contact our insurance specialists at 845-986-1177 to learn more. We […]