Jonathan Geissler November 1, 2019 No Comments

Seely & Durland Proudly Supports Access: Supports for Living

  Warwick, NY  |  Seely & Durland Insurance and the Selective Insurance Group Foundation partnered to support the efforts of Access: Supports for Living through a $1,000 grant.  Access was selected by Seely & Durland for the grant as part of the Selective “President’s Club Matching Gift” initiative, which allows premier agents the opportunity to […]

Jonathan Geissler October 8, 2019 No Comments

The Society of CIC Recognizes Garrett Durland for Twenty Years of Leadership

Warwick, NY  |  Garrett Durland, CIC, CPIA of Seely & Durland Insurance was recently honored for his ongoing pledge to education, commitment to excellence, and dedication to the insurance profession.  The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) presented Mr. Durland with a formally inscribed certificate for his continued participation in the CIC Program. Earning his […]

Jonathan Geissler September 18, 2019 No Comments

October 9 Deadline for NYS Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

The clock is ticking. We are just weeks away from the deadline for conducting sexual harassment prevention training, required by New York State law. All New York State employers are required to adopt written sexual harassment prevention policies and institute annual anti-harassment training for employees.  To satisfy the requirements, employers must train all employees, including […]

Jonathan Geissler September 12, 2019 No Comments

Seely & Durland Insurance Earns 2019 Best Practices Designation

  Warwick, NY – On the eve of its 85-year anniversary, Seely & Durland Insurance has been selected once again to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies in the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) “Best Practices” study group. Only 267 independent agencies throughout […]

Jonathan Geissler August 27, 2019 No Comments

Common Home 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 home insurance 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? […]

Jonathan Geissler July 22, 2019 No Comments

Unfreeze Your Credit Before Applying for Insurance

Did you know that in the state of New York, if one or more of your credit reports is frozen when applying for an insurance policy, you could end up with a higher quote, and, ultimately, a higher premium? That is because you would not be able to earn any discounts for having a good […]

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 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 […]