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Hitting Close to Home!

We were recently pounded in Northeastern Pa with some serious storms. It’s not uncommon in our area but the worst part is it could happen anywhere at any time! My friend’s vehicle was damaged severely with golf ball sized hail. Here are some pictures of the damage: I did a quick Google search about hail claims and his carrier and the results were not very positive. Do you know if you are covered for damage like this? Do you know what steps to take as soon as this happens to you? Our [...]

2018-12-10T15:16:15+00:00May 22nd, 2018|

Fire Danger and 9 Volt Batteries – One Easy Fix Could Save Your Life!

Fire danger caused by standard household batteries is very real. The fire danger that can be caused by common household batteries is probably something that most of us don’t even think about. Many households have a “junk drawer somewhere in the house. If you are storing 9-volt batteries in your “junk” drawer, this could be a recipe for disaster. With the terminals so close together on a 9-volt battery, it only takes a small piece of metal, like a paperclip or keys to make a connection between the positive and negative terminals. [...]

2018-12-10T15:16:38+00:00February 14th, 2018|

Cheers to Santa Coming to Your Town

Every community, organization and holiday event seems to have its own Santa Claus— a jolly volunteer behind the flowing white beard and garbed in that familiar red and white suit. Such is the case with Jeff Ruddell, a member of the Gannon Associates family working out of its Tunkhannock office. Jeff has been playing Santa for “15 years at least” and was again the main attraction (for kids anxious to get on Santa’s good side anyway) at Tunkhannock’s recent Christmas in Our Hometown event. Gannon was the corporate sponsor, along with Travelers, [...]

2018-12-06T11:54:21+00:00December 21st, 2017|

Gannon Still a Standout in Best Practices

Gannon Associates Insurance retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices. Since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, have join forces to study the country’s leading [...]

2018-12-06T15:47:07+00:00August 16th, 2017|

Covering Business Property and Time Lost

Two things always go together when we talk about commercial property insurance— buildings and contents. They represent the future of your business and significant loss of either one would be a major setback. Some things are irreplaceable, especially on the contents side, but you need to be covered at a realistic replacement cost and not just what you paid for it. Then there is time. Time lost and time unable to do what you do for a living, as well as paying the people who work for you, whether a staff of [...]

2018-12-10T15:17:01+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

How Insurers Survive Catastrophic Events

Insurance coverage is all about risk, but the biggest risks, and the hardest to predict, are from natural and man-made disasters. How do insurance companies handle catastrophic insurance losses? According to Property Claim Services, a catastrophe is “an event that causes $25 million or more in insured property losses and affects a significant number of property/casualty policyholders and insurers.” There are, of course, insurance carriers, known as reinsurers, who specialize in covering catastrophic losses. Insurance companies have to pay the price for the peace of mind that they will be able to [...]

2018-12-10T15:18:44+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Insuring Your Matrimonial Memories

Here comes the bride through a beautifully landscaped garden on the grounds of a quaint country inn. But wait! An unforeseen storm, accompanied by roaring thunder and flashes of lightning, sends everyone scurrying. The bride and that expensive gown are drenched. It’s a washout as the downpour continues unabated. It looks like Mom and Dad are going to eat the bill and forced to settle for a do-over with a Justice of the Peace Okay, so that’s an extreme example, but all kinds of things can disrupt, interrupt or destroy those few [...]

2018-12-10T15:19:13+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Nick Spencer Excels in Education Sessions

A young professional on the Gannon Associates Insurance team recently received intense classroom training from one of the nation’s premier insurance providers and finished at the head of his class. Nicholas “Nick” Spencer returned from Travelers Commercial Lines New Producer Training 2017 in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and was awarded top honors in his class of 28 insurance professionals from all over the country. “This class deeply expanded my knowledge of commercial insurance, and how to better serve our business customers,” reported Spencer, a Penn State graduate with a degree in Business Management [...]

2018-12-10T15:20:57+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Gannon Associates Welcomes Account Manager

Michael Pasko joins the Gannon Associates Insurance team as Account Manager, overseeing and helping to serve the needs of personal insurance policyholders. Personal insurance coverage includes auto, home, life, disability and even long-term care. “I am excited to be a member of Gannon Associates and my role here as an account manager,” reports the Sayre resident and 2005 Troy High School graduate. Pasko, who has already been on the job for more than a month., benefits from experience in various components of the insurance business and comes to Gannon from State Farm [...]

2018-12-10T15:21:10+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Troy Resident Selling in Hometown Office

Gannon Associates Insurance welcomed Stevens Lambert, Jr., to its Troy office earlier this summer where his immediate duties were selling life and health insurance. Lambert should be right at home in Troy, where he resides with his four children, and comes to Gannon with about a decade of experience in customer relations in marketing, technology, purchasing and sales. Although he is new to the insurance field, the 2002 graduate of the New Covenant Academy in Mansfield is an experienced hand at working with customers and helping them come up with the best [...]

2018-12-10T15:21:24+00:00August 2nd, 2017|