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Celebrating CIC Certification

Today marks 15 years of CIC Certification for our Senior Account Executive, Charles Cherny! The Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) is an insurance agent professional certification designation. To become a designated...

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Premium Payments While Under COVID-19 Financial Stress

A recent Executive Order issued by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations (the “regulations”) issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“...

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Surrendering Plates During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the DMV is currently closed and has cancelled all their appointments. As of right now, the only way to surrender plates is to mail them. Following the instructions below will allow you to properly...

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We’re Here For You

Amidst the COVID-19 emergency, we are currently open and your trusted professionals here at The Reis Group can be reached, and your insurance needs can be met. As of 03/18/2020, there will be no public access into our...

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Kingston Office Participates in "Back to School" Drive

Starting August 12th, our Kingston office will be a drop-off location for Christmas Wishes Ulster County, Inc.'s Back to School Drive! Come visit us at 475 Washington Avenue and donate during business hours (Monday...

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6th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show Kick Off Party

July 6, 2019 This year's Kick Off Event was a success, even in spite of tropical storms in the forecast! The corner of Main and Market Streets in Saugerties was full of of people enjoying refreshments, crafts, and...

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Top Five Directors & Officer’s Claims for 2019

Below are the the most popular D&O Claims for 2019: 5. Contract Interference: A commercial roofing contractor was sued by a competitor for diverting a potential contract from their company. Allegations included...

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Capital Region Spring Home Show

Save the date to come visit us at The Capital Region Spring Home Show: April 5, 6 & 7, 2019! Admission is FREE with online registration or $10 at the door and parking is also FREE! At our booth, we will be raffling...

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Additions to the Board of Directors for The Boys & Girls Club Saugerties Unit

The Daily Freeman | February 17, 2019 View Original Article The Boys & Girls Club Saugerties Unit has appointed three new members to the Board of Directors. Sakinah Irizarry joined the board in the fall of 2018....

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In the Pocket: Schalmont grad Bidwell aims to be family's top bowler (Shared from the Daily Gazette)

Bob Weiner | January 17, 2019 View Original Article Rising star Natasha Bidwell is enjoying one of her best seasons on the lanes, and her competitive fire burns brighter than ever. But despite all of her success,...

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New Five-Star Review on Google

Thank you so much to John A. Degasperis for this outstanding review on Google this week! I highly recommend the Reis Group for personal and professional insurance products. My firm and I have always worked through...

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Great Customer Service During Storm

After a horrible storm yesterday, a customer was kind enough to contact management and give a glowing review of our own Denise Acconzo, a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative from our Kingston office. The...

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5th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show Kick Off Party in Saugerties

July 7, 2018 The weather was beautiful, the company was great, the food was delicious, and the music was unbelievable! This past weekend was the 5th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show Kick Off Party in Saugerties and The...

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Developing a Data Breach Incident Response Plan

Data breaches and theft are reported daily, and hackers continue to find ways to attack data, in spite of tools and strategies to tighten data security. Every business should plan for the unexpected, including a data...

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Northern Rivers Breaks Ground on Behavioral Health Care Center

In an original article by Bethany Bump, featured in the May 23, 2018 issue of the Times Union, Northern Rivers is recognized for breaking ground on a $10 million project. The organization is set to open a "one-stop shop...

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John Malone named to Board of Directors of the Northern Rivers Family of Services

John Malone, Watervliet Branch Manager of The Reis Group has been named to the Board of Directors of the Northern Rivers Family of Services Northern Rivers is a family of human services agencies which work together to...

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New Windsor Community Day

Today, our own Scott Yerves and Kristina Mulligan met many members of the New Windsor community at the annual New Windsor Community Day. It was a fun-filled event with lots of great conversation and company and we are...

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The Reis Group Presents Check to Sawyer Automotive Foundation

Proceeds from the 3rd Annual Kick-Off Party for The Sawyer Motors Car Show were presented to Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors by Frank Casciaro, Jr., Jessica Monteleone, Susan Horton, Leatrice Wallach, and Melissa Salmi...

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CEO of The Reis Group Receives Certificate of Appreciation

Paul Casciaro, CIC,CSRM,CPIA, and CEO of The Reis Insurance Group receives a certificate of appreciation for his years of service to the Ulster County Arson Task force from County Executive Mike Hein. Volunteers were...

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What Are the Benefits of Advanced Technology in Your Home?

In older movies and television shows, “smart houses” seemed to be a thing of the distant future. Now, in 2016, we are closer to this idea than ever before. With new advances in home monitoring and sensors, it’s even...

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What You Need to Know About Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

It’s no secret that as a homeowner, there are countless responsibilities. So many, in fact, that preventing potential water problems may not be on your list of “Important Household Duties.” But, did you know that water...

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National Wear Red Day - February 5, 2016

Every February, the American Heart Association asks everyone to Go Red for Women and celebrate National Wear Red Day. Today, the employees of The Reis Group wear their red to show support and to raise awareness about...

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Simple and Safe Security Checklist

Most of us lead busy lives, and there’s no time more hectic than when you’re headed out the door. Whether you’re helping the family get ready, or hunting for your keys, even the slightest distraction can derail your...

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Most Outrageous Lawsuits Against Big Businesses

A lawsuit is nothing to laugh at - except when it comes with a claim so ridiculous that you can't help yourself. These frivolous lawsuits had us in stitches (and reminded us why business liability insurance is so...

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Product Liability Basics

As a business owner, it is important to understand how your responsibility for products and services is defined by law. While specific laws may vary from state to state, product liability typically falls under two...

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Winter Driving Tips

Black ice. Blowing snow. Winter presents many challenges for drivers. Don't take your driving skills for granted-follow these tips to stay safe on the road this winter. Prepare for the conditions ahead. Make sure that...

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? In fact, you're three times more likely to experience a fire on Thanksgiving than on an average day. As you prepare for your holiday feast, it is...

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Safety Tips for Your Holiday Road Trip

Are you one of the thousands of drivers who will be travelling for the holidays? If so, you'll need to be prepared for increased traffic and potentially dangerous driving conditions. Here are some tips to keep your...

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Avoiding Theft This Holiday Season

The holidays will soon be upon us, and that means it's time to indulge in festive music, decorations, gifts and gatherings. The season also brings an influx of money, goods, and digital information into our homes and...

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Five Tips for Understanding Renter's Insurance

In the event of a tragedy such as fire or theft, renter's insurance can help you to replace your belongings and get back on your feet. Despite how important it is, the majority of renter's forgo renter's insurance. Many...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is here, with ghosts and goblins galore. While safety tips for young trick-or-treaters are important, it is just as vital for adults to keep safety in mind. Whether you're escorting a group of costumed...

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Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Along with the changing leaves and shorter days, Fall brings weather conditions that can seriously impact your home. Some routine maintenance can help you to get ready for the coming Winter months. Here are a few tips...

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Protection for Craft Beverage Equipment

The craft beverage industry is booming, and as with any business, much of that success depends on properly functioning equipment. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. If you're a craft brewer, distiller, or winery owner,...

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Hurricane Defense Tips

With hurricane season in full swing, many people are thinking about how to best protect their homes and property. Though the task may seem daunting at first, there are a number of simple steps you can take to minimize...

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Wedding Insurance 101

You've planned your special day, and you hope it will be perfect. Unfortunately, disaster can strike at any time. Wedding insurance can protect you from loss or hardship caused by circumstances outside of your control....

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Disaster Preparation, Response and Recovery for Businesses

How would your business fare in the event of a disaster such as a flood, fire or hurricane? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and...

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Labor Day Safe Driving Tips

This Labor Day weekend is slated to be one of the busiest travel holidays yet, with an estimated 35.5 million Americans hitting the road. Unfortunately, this means it is also one of the most dangerous times on the road....

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Employment Practices Liability Insurance

In recent years, the number of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers has been rising. Both large corporations and small businesses are at risk. If you own a business with employees, it is vital that you...

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The Reis Group Acquires La Voie & Company

For immediate release: July 15, 2015 Frank H Reis Inc / The Reis Group with locations in Ulster, Orange and Albany County has acquired La Voie & Company located in Watervliet NY. La Voie & Company provides...

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Do I Need Rental Car Insurance?

You've just gotten off a long flight, and all you want to do is check into your hotel and relax. The last thing on your mind is insurance...until you get to the rental car desk, that is. Do you need to purchase rental...

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Back to School Safety Tips

In the coming weeks, students nationwide will be heading back to school. With the increase of school bus and pedestrian traffic, it's vital for motorists to keep safety in mind. Here are some tips from the National...

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5 Questions to Ask About Motorcycle Insurance

Get your motor runnin', head out on the highway-but not without motorcycle insurance! Having the proper insurance coverage can give you the peace of mind to thoroughly enjoy your ride. So how much coverage do you need?...

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Keep Your Campsite Secure

Camping isn't quite what it used to be. Once, campers ventured into the woods bearing only some gear, some food, and some clothing, leaving bulky electronics behind. Nowadays, our electronics are smaller and more mobile...

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Six Questions to Ask Before Insuring Your Home-Based Business

If you have a home-based business, it's important that you carefully consider your risks and insurance needs. Starting any business can be challenging, and having the right insurance can provide you with financial...

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fourth of July weekend is rapidly approaching, and that means one thing: fireworks! While fireworks can be fun, they can also be dangerous. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were an...

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Grilling Safety Tips

Summer is here, and for many Americans that means it's grilling season. Over three billion barbecues take place each year! While grilling can be fun, it can be perilous without the proper precautions. According to the U....

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Vacation Checklist for Home Security

For many people, summer means vacation time. Unfortunately, that also means an increased risk of theft. Here are some tips to help keep your home safe while you're away. Lock your doors and windows. This may seem like...

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3 Dangerous Driving Situations - And How to Handle Them

Summertime is vacation time, and for many that means lots of time spent on the road. Whether you're headed to the amusement park, or just going to visit family, unexpected situations can compromise both your trip and...

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Spring Start-Up Tips for Boaters

Warm weather is finally here, and you're ready to take the boat out on the water. Is your boat ready, though? Even if you've properly stored and cared for your boat over the winter, there's still a lot that needs to be...

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How a Pool May Affect Your Homeowner's Insurance

Now that summer is unofficially here, many of us have pools on the mind. It's easy to see why-a swimming pool is a great way to cool off and entertain friends, and it can even increase the value of your home. But how...

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Disability Insurance FAQs

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. How much do you know about disability insurance? We're looking at some of the most frequently asked questions (and their answers): Who Should Buy Disability Insurance? -...

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How to Save on Car Insurance

Owning a car can be expensive, but there are some things you can do to keep the costs down, especially when it comes to car insurance. Read on for tips on how to save on your car insurance. Talk to your insurance agent...

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Tips for Insurance Spring Cleaning

It's time for spring cleaning. As you clean and de-clutter your home, don't forget to dust off your insurance policies! Here are some tips for ensuring that your insurance is in tip-top shape: Give Your Car Insurance a...

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5 Questions Expecting Parents Have About Life Insurance

Are you expecting a child? Considering life insurance? Great! If you're new to the process, you probably have a few questions. Here's a look at some of the commonly asked questions expectant parents have about life...

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What is Umbrella Insurance?

Life is unpredictable. A guest falls on your property and is injured. Your dog bites the neighbor's kid. You're driving down a snowy road and end up in a multi-car crash. Accidents happen. Fortunately, you've got...

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When To Review Your Life Insurance Policy

Got life insurance? Fantastic! You've taken the first step toward protecting the financial well-being of your loved ones. If some time has passed since you purchased your policy, there's a good chance you've experienced...

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Preventing Frozen and Burst Water Pipes

The frigid temperatures of winter put your pipes at risk of damage. Every year, an average of a quarter of a million American families experience damage to their homes due to frozen and burst pipes. Here are some tips...

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Scheduled Personal Property Coverage

Your homeowners policy probably includes coverage to protect the items in your home from loss or damage, but did you know that it may not cover the full value of your belongings? If you own items that exceed the...

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Tips for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Photo credit:Thomas Anderson December isNational Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Founded by Ronald Reagan in 1982, the month is dedicated to increasing awareness of impaired driving, and decreasing the number of...

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Car Rental Insurance

If you're on the road this holiday season, you may be considering car rental insurance. What type of coverage do you need? While regulations and coverage vary from state to state, consumers can typically choose from...

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Holiday Safety Tips

Thanksgiving has passed, bringing us well into the holiday season. For many, that means it's time to decorate! Before you break out the candles, lights, and baubles, take a look at these holiday safety tips: CHRISTMAS...

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Holiday Safety Tips

Thanksgiving has passed, bringing us well into the holiday season. For many, that means it's time to decorate! Before you break out the candles, lights, and baubles, take a look at these holiday safety tips: CHRISTMAS...

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Tips for Holiday Driving Safety

Photo credit:Falk Lademann Ah, the holiday season. It's a time for celebrating with friends and family, and for many people, that means driving long distances. With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, let's take a look...

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How to Choose Health Insurance Coverage

Photo Credit: 401kcalculator.org It's open-enrollment time again! Whether you're selecting a plan under your employer, or purchasing your own health insurance policy independently, the process can be overwhelming. Here...

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5 Cyber Security Tips for Business

Cyber Risk was named of the Top 10 global business risks in 2014, and it isn't hard to see why. According to theIdentity Theft Resource Center'sbreach database, there have been 606 data breaches exposing over 77...

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Fall Homeowner's Maintenance Tips

photo ©Moyan Brenn The temperatures have dropped and leaves have begun to fall. These homeowner's maintenance tips will help keep your home and family safe through the autumn season Clean and/or Replace Your Furnace...

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Fire Prevention Safety Tips

What steps can you take to protect your home and family from a fire? According to theNational Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a home fire occurs every 85 seconds. In 2013, fires resulted in 3,240 deaths, 15,925...

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5 Questions to Ask Your Agent About Life Insurance

Purchasing life insurance can be a complex and daunting process. By asking the right questions, you can be assured that you and your loved ones will have the coverage and protection you need. Why Should I Buy Life...

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5 Common Misconceptions About Life Insurance

September isLife Insurance Awareness Month. To kick things off, we've decided to examine (and debunk) 5 common misconceptions about life insurance: Myth 1: I'm Too Young to Need Life Insurance - FACT: It's never too...

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Why Do Millennials Need Life Insurance?

Life insurance. You're young and healthy-you don't need to worry about that right now, right? Not quite. By all accounts, the Millennial generation is postponing traditional milestones like getting married, buying a...

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The Reis Group Honored As 2014 Business of the Year by Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce

photo credit: Tania Barricklo/Daily Freeman We are proud to announce that we have been named 2014 Ulster County Business of the Year by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Economic...

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5 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Car Insurance

According to a2010 survey by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), more than half of Americans don't know basic facts about auto insurance, and only 45% feel confident making decisions about it....

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Spring Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Spring has finally returned! As the days get longer and the temperatures warmer, there's no better time to do routine home maintenance. Read on for some tips that will help ensure your home remains safe and in prime...

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Damian D'Arpino Goes Behind Bars to Benefit the MDA

One of our employees has been arrested-for a good cause! On June 5, 2o13, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Damian D'Arpino on the charge of having a big heart. As a participant in the Muscular Dystrophy...

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Hudson Valley Insurance Agencies Form The Reis Management Group, LLC

Frank H. Reis, Inc. has partnered with The Pleasant Valley Agency Inc, Duxbury & Hermans Inc, Fraleigh and Rakow Inc and The Mahan Agency Inc (all previously known as The Main Street Group) to create The Reis...

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The Reis Group CEO Meets With Assemblyman Cahill and PIANY to Discuss Insurance Issues

On Wednesday, April 17,NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D-103) visitedPIANY headquarters in Glenmont, NY and met with the PIANY Board of Directors, includingPaul Casciaro, CEO of The Reis Group. Paul Casciaro, CEO shares...

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Contractor's Insurance: An Overview

Working as a contractor certainly has its perks: you set your own schedule, work according to your own terms, and you get to connect with other professionals whose skills supplement your own. You're in charge of your...

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Personal Lines Manager Patty Proper Celebrates 35 Years with The Reis Group

The Reis Group is proud to acknowledge our Personal Lines Manager, Patty Proper, as she celebrates the 35th anniversary of her employment with our agency. Patty came to work at The Reis Group's former New Paltz office...

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Workers Compensation Insurance - The Basics

How much do you know about workers compensation insurance? Businesses are required to provide workers comp coverage in just about every state. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences, including fines, civil...

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The Reis Group Honors Staff Members for Professional Achievements

The Reis Group proudly acknowledges the professional achievements of two of our staff members: Scott Yerves has successfully completed the Certified Insurance Counselors Commercial Property course held at Fishkill, NY...

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Home Insurance: Tips for New Homeowners

In 2012, thereal estate market contributed to economic growth in the US for the first time in five years. If you're one of the many Americans shopping for a new home, you're probably well-aware of the importance of...

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Insights and Updates - Winter 2012


The Increased Need for Cyber Liability Insurance

From celebrities such asScarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, to multinational corporations likeYahoo!, it seems no one is immune to internet security breaches. Even theUS Senate has been targeted by hackers. Forbes...

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Preferred Mutual Insurance Company Commemorates 25 Years of Business Partnership

L-R Louis R Casciaro, Christopher Taft, Paul Casciaro and Steven Thornton On May 31, 2012 Christopher Taft, President and CEO of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company presented The Reis Group with a plaque and crystal...

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What is Covered by My Auto Insurance Policy?

Do you know what is included in your car insurance policy? Auto insurance is required in 47 states, but the basic elements included incar insurance policies can vary from one state to the next. There are six different...

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10 Hurricane-Related FAQs about Homeowners Insurance

photo credit: NASA With Hurricane Sandy poised to make landfall within the next 24 hours, homeowners and insurers alike are taking steps to prepare for the impending storm. Many insurers are working to assemble rapid-...

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The Danger of Ice Dams

Here in the Northeast, it seems as though winter is never-ending. While you may be cozy and warm inside your home, a dangerous situation could be forming on your roof. Ice dams can compromise the structure of your roof...

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Winterization Tips for Homeowners

With the unseasonably warm temperatures many parts of the U.S. have experienced lately, it's easy to forget that winter weather is just around the corner. While shopping for a Halloween costume and indulging in all...

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The Reis Group is recognized as a 25 Year Agent by Utica National Insurance Company

On March 23, 2012, The Reis Group was recognized by Utica National Insurance Company as a 25 Year Agent in service of our mutual policyholders. Regional Manager Frank Zurschmit, Underwriting Manager William King,...

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