Insuring Your Child’s Property While They’re at School


When sending your child off to school, it’s common for them to take along things such as a computer, television, stereo, jewelry, clothing, possibly furniture, etc… This sometimes leaves parents questioning whether their child will be protected under their homeowners insurance while they are out of home. The good news is that most homeowner’s insurance […]

Water Damage, Ways to Prevent Destruction


The average water claim is more than $6,000, costing the insurance industry over $2.5 billion yearly. Whether you are covered or not from water damages depend on loss details and policy language. Meaning, loss from water damage might not be covered under standard policies, resulting in losing the things most valuable to you without anything in return. […]

Sponsor of the Young Professionals End of Summer Mixer


The Young Professionals of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce is having an end of summer mixer on Thursday, August 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Billy Joe’s Ribworks in Newburgh, and You Are Invited! This waterfront mixer will be sponsored by Seely & Durland Insurance, and will include raffles, prizes and giveaways! The event is luau themed (Hawaiian attire […]

Two New Employee’s Join our Insurance Team!

This summer, Seely & Durland Insurance agency gained two new insurance professionals, Dot Pinckney and James LaPenna. Below we put together a little information to introduce these fine individuals to our team of professionals. We are very excited and happy to have them on board!! Dot Pinckney                               […]

“Man-in-the-E-Mail” Scheme, Avoid Becoming a Victim


The FBI is warning businesses to be cautious of a recent scam. The scheme tricks businesses into paying invoices from established partners that seem totally legitimate, but in reality are fraudulent. It is reported that the scam usually involves chief technology officers, financial officers, or comptrollers who receive an email that looks valid, however, has a […]

Travel Insurance – Protection for a Stress Free Vacations


Vacation… one of the best ways to relieve stress by letting loose and just having fun! However, a concern for many travelers is whether something will go wrong. Traveler’s insurance can help ease your mind! Here are the basic types of coverage provided with travel insurance: Cancellations - You invest a great deal of money when planning a […]

Saving Money on Rental Cars — The Right Way!


Most rental car businesses are strict with their minimum 25 years of age to rent AND drive their cars. This is mainly because statistics show that drivers under 25 years of age are more likely to be involved in an accident. Nevertheless, there are some car rental agencies that allow 21 to 24-year-old’s to rent […]

Always have a ‘Back-up’ Car with Rental Car Reimbursement Coverage


It’s common for some of us to be driving for a large portion of every day of the year, whether its for grocery shopping,  picking the kids up from sports or school, going to an event, and so forth. Most of us don’t think of what the consequences may be if one were unfortunate enough […]

Gas Leaks are Serious Problems. Take fast action!


Recently, there was a terrible explosion in Manhattan collapsing two building and killing several, and the suspected cause was a gas explosion that resulted from a gas leak. Here is gas leak information that everyone should know to help prevent these situations. Recognizing a gas leak: Natural gas normally is odorless, but the gas supplied […]

Snow Sitting on Your Roof? It’s Time to start ‘Roof-Raking!’


After heavy snow fall it is important to remove the snow from your roof. Removing snow off of your roof doesn’t only take off the excess weight, it also prevent ice dams from potentially forming on your roof. This is why roof raking is important! Ice dams mainly form because of melting snow, so if you’re […]