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Richard Hale

About Richard Hale

Rich joined the Agency in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English from the University at Albany, and obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Agency. It is his mission to ensure clients know where they can gain access to everything they would need, should the unthinkable happen.
When he's not working, Rich enjoy's spending time with his two teenage children and their golden retriever Alfred.

Marketing Director
Schenectady, NY

Toll-Free:
(877) MERRIAM x 212
(877) 637-7426 x 212

Holiday Parties: Is Your Inn Protected?

It is once again the holiday season, a time when many inns like to host holiday parties and charity events. While these gatherings can provide opportunities for your guests and visitors to mingle casually and revel in the spirit of the holidays, they can also prove to be a liability...

Bundling Your Insurance: What You Need to Know

Obtaining insurance for your home and auto are necessary expenses. One of the easiest and most common ways to save money on those expenses is to bundle your home and auto insurance. In addition to the potential discounts, which can vary from 10 to 20 percent depending on the company...

Fireplace Safety

As the days get shorter and the thermometer drops, we naturally start thinking about what we are going to do to keep warm this winter. With the cost of heating oil, propane and natural gas taking a bigger bite out of the family budget, many people are thinking about using...

Safeguard Your Home Against Falls

All age groups carry risks for fall-related injuries, but those who are 65 and older hold the greatest risk. Click here for some great tips on how to minimize potential fall hazards. Article courtesy of Odessa American.

Is it Better to Lease or Buy a Car?

While many consumers want to own the cars they drive, some prefer leasing vehicles that may have lower monthly payments and could require less or no money down. Read More