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    Storm pounds N.J. with heavy snow, strong winds

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, from midnight to 6 PM, and the State of New Jersey and Union County are both warning of hazardous weather.

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    Preparing Your Home for Winter

    Winter can be very tough on a home, especially if you have not taken the necessary steps to prepare for the harsh weather that is right around the corner. Winterization projects can be relatively straightforward and affordable, all the while preventing significant damages that can hinder the comfort, safety and integrity of your house throughout the colder, wetter months.

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    Hackers are getting everyone’s attention, even those that you might think as the best protected!

    Imagine the Invisible Man, sitting on the armchair in your bedroom at night, watching you and listening to your private conversations. What could he do with that information? Blackmail you? Gain access to your online accounts? Jeopardize your privacy and safety? Certainly all this and more.

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    The Ins and Outs of Claims-Made Policies

    Before an insured can report a claim, he or she needs to know what constitutes a claim. In many instances a claim may be defined as “an oral or written demand for monetary or non-monetary damages, including any judicial or administrative proceeding.” (It should be noted that not all policies utilize this exact wording.)

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    Do you know you can use a private insurance plan for NJ Temporary Disability Benefits (TDB)?

    If your company has employees, you probably know you are required by law to provide disability benefits if your employees can’t work due to illness or an injury that happens off the job.

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    Held Hostage: Is Your Business Information At Risk For Ransom?

    These days, being held for ransom has taken on a whole new meaning–and your business technology’s biggest threat is virtual, persistent, and extremely difficult to pin down. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ransomware attacks are on the rise—and businesses are becoming increasingly targeted over individual consumers due to their ability and willingness to pay higher ransoms.

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    Meeker Sharkey & Hurley ~ Named US Specialty Broker 2016

    Insurance Business America Magazine produced their first-ever compilation of agencies that have found their niche – and success. From coast to coast, these 148 agencies and brokers provide specialized services to insure their clients’ every need, from aircraft to yoga. Meeker Sharkey & Hurley is recognized for their specialization in insuring nonprofits.

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    Cyber insurance finding a market among non-profits

    “More and more non-profits are coming around to the fact that they have exposure to cyber risks and need cyber coverage,” said Craig Sutherland, chief operating officer at retail agency Meeker Sharkey & Hurley. He said the agency works with about 50 non-profits and that non-profit clients make up about 10% of the company’s premium base.

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    What does it take to be a Top 10 Producer?

    Ask our own Rich Skorupski. In May, 2015, Rich was ranked by Insurance Business America among the Top 10 Producers in the Insurance Industry. “Ultimately, I felt if I was going to work with businesses, I wanted to work with businesses that had a social conscience and served individuals in need. Being an insurance agent allows me to help these organizations meet their goals by protecting their assets.”

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    Employee Benefits – Compliance and Creative Solutions

    Meeker Sharkey & Hurley is featured in this month’s ‘Rough Notes’ Insurance Magazine. “At some point, we’re going to be down to the big three health insurance carriers, so the broker’s value proposition has changed from getting the lowest quote to really helping employers strategize about their benefits” – Tom Sharkey Jr., President

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    How will you cover your Share of Liability above your Coverage Limits?

    One myth about an umbrella policy is that it’s only needed by the wealthy.  These days the cumulative value of homes, vacation homes, rental property, cars, boats, savings, investments, and so on, owned by many people who don’t consider themselves wealthy, make them vulnerable to liability beyond their auto or homeowner’s insurance limits.  A good question to ask yourself is whether you have assets that you don’t want to put at risk in the event of a catastrophic liability.

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    Ensuring Protection Throughout the Holidays

    During the holidays, you may be vacationing, hosting gatherings at your home or receiving valuable gifts. To ensure that you remain properly protected, here are holiday-related tips to consider…

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Personal Insurance

We help you understand and manage your personal insurance exposures. We service the Personal Insurance needs of all our clients with expert care and detailed attention.  Our highly-trained staff is focused on personal attention and professional best practices to ensure that you…

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Business Insurance

Complete commercial insurance coverage for all aspects of your business, school, municipality, non-profit organization or financial institution. The Meeker Sharkey & Hurley Insurance Agency is organized to provide the specific business insurance you need when you need it. You benefit from…

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Employee Benefits

The Meeker Sharkey & Hurley Insurance Agency is here to help you find which insurance products are right for you, your family and your business.  Your future security, your family’s and that of your employees may depend on the choices…