Merriam Insurance Recipient of 2018 Best Practices Award

Richard Hale

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance 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, New York

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

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Merriam Insurance is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a Best Practices Agency for 2018. Merriam Insurance qualified by ranking among the top performers in the annual Best Practices Study conducted by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”). The purpose...

Merriam Insurance Welcomes Lisa Rice

Richard Hale

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance 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, New York

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

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The Merriam Insurance family is proud to welcome Lisa Rice, the newest addition to our team, Health Benefits Account Executive. Lisa has been advising New York State businesses and organizations regarding their benefits needs for over 20 years, and has excellent relationships with all the health insurers in the region....

Understanding Your Risks for a Pollution Claim

Jon Barron

Jon Barron

Branch Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
For over 30 years, Jon has been a results-driven leader and entrepreneur. From work flow efficiency to customer service, the results improve the bottom line. As a risk management consultant and insurance broker, Jon identifies inefficiencies, gaps, and areas for cost-savings beyond the insurance policy... and it all contributes to your bottom line.


Branch Manager:
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 488-3206 Direct

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Pollution is a subject that is in the news on a regular basis. Thanks to regular reporting, we are aware of major pollutants caused by big industry. These situations can cause wide-spread, and in some situations, long lasting adverse effects to the air we breathe, the land we inhabit and...

Understanding Business Interruption Insurance

Imagine this scenario. You own a very popular campground and are fully booked for the current summer season. What would happen to your business if the campground was forced to close for part of the summer? How would that affect your bottom line? Business Interruption Insurance is the answer. Kevin...

SCCC Foundation Receives $5,000 Donation

Richard Hale

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance 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, New York

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

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The Merriam Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that it has donated $5,000 to the Jenson E. Merriam Memorial Scholarship through the SCCC Foundation. Designed by the Merriam Insurance Agency, the scholarship is named in memory of Jenson Merriam (November 5, 1993–December 23, 2011). Jenson, a former SCCC student, was...

Active Shooter Response: How to Survive a Shooting Event

There was just another active shooter incident recently. It seems that this is becoming an almost weekly, if not monthly, occurrence. It is not your imagination; the frequency of such tragic occurrences is increasing. I will not argue for or against more gun control laws or for different background checks...

Introducing the HR360 Online HR Library

Richard Hale

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance 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, New York

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

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As the Affordable Care Act enters into a new phase, many regulations attached to it may represent a burden to your organization. The Health Benefit experts at Merriam Insurance may have the solution, HR360. HR360 our FREE online HR Library, features a step-by-step guide on how to comply with major benefit laws...

Title Insurance: What you need to know

Richard Hale

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance 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, New York

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

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So you’re buying a house? It’s an incredibly exciting time. And once you find a house and your offer is accepted, you get closer and closer to it being YOUR home. But as you get closer to the closing, you find out that there are all these closings costs. They are...

Lisa Rice

Health Benefits Account Executive
376 Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12301-1038

Toll-Free:
(877) MERRIAM x 213
(877) 637-7426 x 213

When Your Email is Hacked and You Are the Last to Know

In this age of convenience and innovation, most of us take advantage of all the technology available to us. Seldom do we think about the downside of that convenience—hacking, the “Dark Web,” stolen identities, and legitimate-looking emails from adept, fraudulent sources. One of the most concerning incidents of fraudulent communications...