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Merriam Insurance is an award-winning full-service insurance agency providing commercial, personal, and health insurance, as well as employee benefits. By working with clients nationally, we see the national trends and help you prepare for potential threats. Through our systematic approach to evaluating your risk management and insurance, we ensure that we cover all the bases and properly underwrite your risk. We show you the “must-haves” and present any options that make sense to consider. Additionally, our network of providers is so extensive that we can get risk personnel on the ground quickly . . . all to make sure that you are back up and running in the event of a loss. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.

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    Merriam Insurance Referral Program

    About Richard Hale 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 Send Email Mail | More Posts (27)

    Richard Hale

    About Richard Hale

    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

    Send Email

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    Holiday Parties: Is Your Company Protected?

    About Richard Hale 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 Send Email Mail | More Posts (27)

    Richard Hale

    About Richard Hale

    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

    Send Email

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    Avoiding 5 Common Injuries

    About James Dick, CPCU, AAI Sales Manager Schenectady, NY 12301-1038 Toll-Free: (877) MERRIAM x 219 (877) 637-7426 x 219 Send Email Mail | More Posts (49)

    James Dick, CPCU, AAI

    About James Dick, CPCU, AAI

    Sales Manager
    Schenectady, NY 12301-1038

    Toll-Free:
    (877) MERRIAM x 219
    (877) 637-7426 x 219

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    How Changes May Affect Your Insurance Premiums

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    Rachel Houghton

    About Rachel Houghton

    Rachel is a licensed insurance Broker with 25 years of commercial and personal lines experience in both sales and service, making her a well-rounded member of the Merriam Agency Service Team. In her spare time Rachel enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and four boys.

    Rescue Mission Program Account Manager
    Schenectady, NY

    Toll-Free:
    (877) MERRIAM x 209
    (877) 637-7426 x 209

    Send Email

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    How to Buy Car Insurance

    About James Dick, CPCU, AAI Sales Manager Schenectady, NY 12301-1038 Toll-Free: (877) MERRIAM x 219 (877) 637-7426 x 219 Send Email Mail | More Posts (49)

    James Dick, CPCU, AAI

    About James Dick, CPCU, AAI

    Sales Manager
    Schenectady, NY 12301-1038

    Toll-Free:
    (877) MERRIAM x 219
    (877) 637-7426 x 219

    Send Email

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    Joyfully Serving our Clients, Coast to Coast

    About Rachel Houghton Rachel is a licensed insurance Broker with 25 years of commercial and personal lines experience in both sales and service, making her a well-rounded member of the Merriam Agency Service Team. In her spare time Rachel enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and four boys. Rescue Mission Program Account Manager Schenectady, NY Toll-Free: (877) MERRIAM x 209 (877) 637-7426 x 209 Send Email Mail | More Posts (3)

    Rachel Houghton

    About Rachel Houghton

    Rachel is a licensed insurance Broker with 25 years of commercial and personal lines experience in both sales and service, making her a well-rounded member of the Merriam Agency Service Team. In her spare time Rachel enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and four boys.

    Rescue Mission Program Account Manager
    Schenectady, NY

    Toll-Free:
    (877) MERRIAM x 209
    (877) 637-7426 x 209

    Send Email

Holiday Parties: Are You Protected?

Avoiding 5 Common Injuries

How Changes May Affect Your Insurance Premiums