NYDFS – Notice to Insureds

A recent Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations (the “regulations”) issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“Department”), 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 Read more…

NJ Directs Insurers to Provide Emergency Grace Period Aid COVID-19

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has directed insurers to provide financial relief to residents and businesses, as they continue to suffer financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance issued to regulated entities follows Executive Order 123 signed last week by Governor Phil Murphy extending grace periods during which certain insurance companies, including health insurers, life Read more…

2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is increasingly expected to be less active than average according to an updated seasonal outlook. Including May’s Subtropical Storm Alberto, 11 named storms, four hurricanes and only one major hurricane of Category 3 or higher intensity are expected this season. This is a significant reduction from its May 31 outlook, which had called for 14 Read more…

7 Reasons To Choose Volk Insurance

Insurance is complicated! You’re not purchasing bread or milk. You are looking for a promise of protection that could potentially make or break your financial well-being. How do you know that the policy you are choosing is right for your individual situation? Are you sure you are getting the best possible value for your dollar? The options can seem overwhelming. Read more…

The Most Common Break-In Entry Points

This interesting infographic about home burglaries shows the most common entry points for a break-in. Information has been collected from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report.

Hurricane Season

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is forecast to be more active than historical averages with regard to the number of named storms.  Regardless of predictions, now is the time to review your Homeowners Insurance coverage to be sure you are adequately protected.  Click on the link below for a Hurricane Season Insurance Checklist!! http://www.iii.org/article/hurricane-season-insurance-checklist

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month!

With warmer weather, it’s time to remind everyone to be on the alert and to share the road with motorcyclists.  Be aware of your surroundings, check blind spots and always use your turn signals.  Here are 10 things drivers should know. http://www.forcardrivers.com/quicktips.html

Tips for a Safe Winter

Old Man Winter will soon be unleashing his full fury, if he hasn’t already. Is your home ready for the onslaught of snow, ice and cold winds? If not, the time to prepare is now, before the first storm strikes and your home suffers significant damage from the freezing temps and winter conditions Typical homeowners insurance policies protect against winter-related Read more…

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