Information and general advice for individuals.

Pet Safety: Winter Edition

Winter is here and in the northeast that can mean cold winds, snow, and ice. This weather can pose some serious threats to your pet’s health. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind to help keep your furry friends safe throughout the winter season. Know Their Limits. Just like people, pets have a limit to how much cold they can handle based on their health, age, activity level, and breed. Be aware of their tolerance and adjust your routine or activities as needed. Provide Choices. Your pet may prefer different sleeping [...]

2020-12-21T16:59:30+00:00January 17th, 2021|

New Year, Same Policy?

Last year showed us that we never know what the future can hold, and we should be prepared for anything. As we ring in 2021, consider the things you care about most. What would happen to them if something unexpected were to occur? Would they be fully protected? This is a great time to review your insurance policies and see that everything is up to date and that you have all the coverages you need. Let's run through a quick insurance checklist to see if the basics are covered: Life Insurance Any changes [...]

2020-12-21T16:02:06+00:00January 3rd, 2021|

How Ordinance or Law Changes Effect Your Insurance!

Building codes constantly change and are regularly updated. Your home may have been in total compliance with the building codes just a few years ago, but now, it may no longer meet your community's current building codes. In fact, it is reasonable to assume that houses built more than 10 years ago likely do not comply with today's ordinances or laws. This is a problem because of any lack of compliance, although unintentional and even unknown, could result in a major out-of-pocket expense following a major loss to your home. Your homeowners' policy [...]

2020-12-21T15:24:00+00:00December 6th, 2020|

Controlling Road Rage

It has happened to the best of us. You are on your way to the beach house for the week with your closest family and friends and you are cruising along listening to music and having a good time. When BAM you hit traffic that appears to be 10 miles long. It starts to become hot, your daughter has to pee, your son is complaining he is hungry, and all of a sudden someone cuts you off. ROAD RAGE HITS! Now what? You could put your car into park and get [...]

2020-08-04T14:01:19+00:00August 23rd, 2020|

How To File An Insurance Claim in 3 Steps

When accidents happen, one of our first concerns is often how much it could cost you. Depending on the severity of the incident and the amount of damage it led to, this can rack up rather quickly. But this is why you have insurance. Insurance is designed to protect you from financial hardship after an accident and the first step in any situation is to file an insurance claim. Insurance claim? An insurance claim is a formal request to your insurance company to receive money to help cover repairs, medical bills, and [...]

2020-08-04T13:30:34+00:00August 9th, 2020|

Watercraft Safety

Summer is a great time to take the family boat out on the lake for the afternoon. You can find a nice spot to relax, enjoy the water, and just soak up the sun. However, if you are not careful, you could cause an accident. In 2019, the United States Coast Guard reported more than 4,000 boating accidents. These accidents resulted in more than 600 deaths, 2,500 injuries, and $55 million in property damage. Staying safe and being prepared can be vital to a good time out on the lake! Wear A [...]

2020-07-24T21:58:17+00:00July 12th, 2020|

Boat Insurance

Picture this. You are spending a sunny afternoon on your boat at the lake with your family. Everyone is enjoying themselves when all of a sudden something goes wrong. You lose control of your boat and smack collide with another boat. It was a pure accident but now both boats have rather large dents and some of your passengers are feeling a bit of pain from the collision. Now what? Well, if you do not have boat insurance this could be an expensive accident. Not only do you need to fix your boat, [...]

2020-05-11T15:08:55+00:00May 11th, 2020|

NY Policy Premium Notice

New York Policyholders, A recent Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services, extend grace periods and give you other rights under certain property/casualty insurance policies if you are an individual or small business and can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.  These grace periods and rights are currently in effect but are temporary, though they may be extended further.  Please check the Department’s website for updates. If you are [...]

2020-04-07T19:41:17+00:00April 7th, 2020|

Life Insurance Concerns During COVID-19

By: Matt Tavani As we all work to adjust our lives and routines to more time at home than we would have ever expected, there are some frequently asked questions regarding life insurance that may be on your mind, too. I have life insurance coverage now. What happens if I can't pay my premiums? Like other lines of insurance business, life insurance companies are working to come up with solutions for late payments above and beyond what's already available. The contract that you already have likely allows for a [...]

2020-03-27T20:09:34+00:00March 27th, 2020|

Auto Insurance 101

Whether you are driving a beat-up hand me down from your sister or a brand-new tesla off the lot, your car likely means a lot to you. It is not only a necessity in today’s world, but also something you have worked very hard to obtain. However, with the privilege of owning and driving a car comes risk and responsibility. As a driver, you are responsible for your vehicle and any of your passengers. Should you be at fault for an accident, you are also responsible for any of the damage [...]

2020-01-31T19:35:12+00:00February 16th, 2020|
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