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    Welcome to the Hudson Valley Agency Representing Farm Family

    Our agency is comprised of four office locations in and around the Albany area: GlenmontKinderhookPine Plains, and Catskill.


    Experience the Difference
    . Our Agents will provide ongoing reviews and recommendations as well as courteous and timely service. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you.

     

    Wednesday
    May272015

    Spot A Stroke F.A.S.T.

    Did you know May is American Stroke Month?

    Strokes are the leading cause of disability and the #5 cause of death in the U.S. Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke. 1 out 6 people will have a stroke in his or her lifetime.

    Fast recognition of stroke signs can make a huge difference between life and death or between full recovery and lifelong disability.

    Click here to learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke.

    Tuesday
    May192015

    Dog Bites & Insurance

    This week (May 17-23) is Dog Bite Prevention Week, a great time to think about dog bites and insurance.

    The average cost per dog bite claim rose 15% in 2014 and the Insurance Information Institute reports that dog bites accounted for more than 1/3 of all homeowners liability payouts last year.

    For more information about dog bites, prevention, insurance, and liability - click here.

    Monday
    Apr202015

    April 30: #justdrive to Stop Distracted Driving

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

    -In 2013, distracted driving took the lives of 3,154 people. 

    -At any given moment in the United States, there are 660,000 people using cell phones or manipulating other electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.

    On April 30, NHTSA will be hosting a Tweet-up on distracted driving using #justdrive. Look for facts on the dangers of distracted driving, as well as tips and resources on how to make the roads safer. Join in using #justdrive all day long.

    For more facts and outreach messaging, visit www.distraction.gov.

    Monday
    Mar232015

    Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015

    "With just over 3 weeks left to go before tax day, the nation’s tax scammmers are doing double duty trying to intercept your tax return or, failing that, make off with your private information that they can put to nefarious purposes.

    The IRS has updated their Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015 — everything from e-mail phishing and phone threats to tax preparer fraud and fake charities."

    Read more: http://www.insureinfoblog.com/2015/03/the-dirty-dozen-tax-scams-2015-style/

    Monday
    Jan122015

    Drones and Insurance

    Drones create a host of potential insurance issues and claims that need to be considered.

    Personal liability claims arising out of privacy violations, bodily injury and property damage are most likely going to be excluded from the typical insurance policy.

    Click here to watch a 60 Minutes segment on Drones in America.