Jonathan Geissler January 17, 2019 No Comments

Biggest Auto Insurance Myths

  When it comes to car insurance, there is a lot of misinformation going around that often passes for fact. So let’s separate the myths from the facts. Here are some of the most popular misconceptions: Myth 1: Vehicle color determines auto insurance rates. It doesn’t matter if your car is red, black, or champagne. […]

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 25, 2018 No Comments

Driving on Wet Leaves: As Dangerous as Black Ice?

When we consider fall in the Hudson Valley and Tri-State Area, we tend to think of the beautiful, crisp weather and the rich tones of yellow, red, and orange leaves sweeping across the landscape. We think of our favorite fall traditions, like hay rides, leaf peeping, pumpkin picking, and trips to the local apple orchard […]

Jonathan Geissler May 17, 2018 No Comments

Refrigerated Food and Power Outages

When to Save and When to Throw Out At what point does food in the refrigerator become unsafe during a power outage? The USDA and Foodsafety.gov provide a very detailed chart as a guide to evaluate each food item: Click here to view.    We are your business, home, auto, and life insurance solutions provider, […]

Jonathan Geissler May 9, 2018 No Comments

Credit Card Security: Chip vs. Swipe

Chip card security has become the latest standard in credit card security. The standard, called EMV, includes a small microchip in the credit card that protects buyers against fraudulent transactions. Surprisingly, EMV has been the standard in most parts of the world for over a decade, while banks in the U.S. have only just been […]

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 March 16, 2018 No Comments

How Trampolines Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

  When you plan to buy your child a trampoline, you are probably thinking of the fun it can bring, and maybe the potential dangers. But have you considered the financial strain it can create? Anything in or around your home that heightens injury potential can have a negative impact on your insurance premiums, and […]

Jonathan Geissler February 16, 2018 No Comments

Resources for Breweries

New York State and the Hudson Valley region boasts one of the most dynamic bases for the craft brewing industry in all of America, fostering interest among locals and generating economic growth in the area. As your independent insurance agency, we are here to make sure your business thrives. Here are some resources for craft […]

Jonathan Geissler February 15, 2018 No Comments

Risk Management Tips for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Creating and managing a successful food or beverage business is a daunting task. It takes extreme attention to detail regarding equipment, staff training and safety, marketing, and the manufacturing process. There are customer expectations to meet, potential injuries to combat, and production issues to face. Even with all the proper “ingredients” in place for success, […]

Jonathan Geissler February 14, 2018 No Comments

Common Craft Brewery Insurance Claims

The risks that craft brewers face can be as unique as the very beer the establishments brew. Some of the most common craft brewery insurance claims are related to secondary fermentation, a process that could lead to explosions if the beer is canned or bottled prematurely. Fermentation vessels have proper ventilation allowing gases formed by […]