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 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 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 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 […]