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Spring Into Better Health

Lisa Rice

Health Benefits Account Executive at Merriam Insurance Agency
376 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12305

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Lisa Rice

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Spring is coming, it doesn’t have a choice! Daylight will last longer and milder temperatures will be here. Many of us get set in our ways and settle into less healthy routines during the winter months. We go to work, we go home, we sit to eat and watch TV....

Cyber Crime Now Affects Everyone

James Dick, CPCU, AAI

Sales Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
376 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12305

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If I told you that every hour spent online—responding to emails, researching for work or pleasure and even searching restaurant reviews—significantly increases your risk of identity theft or impersonation, would you believe me? I did not always have this dire-sounding opinion. Although I have had my debit card compromised a...

Merriam Rises: Giving Back to the Community

Joan Waddell

Executive Assistant at Merriam Insurance Agency
376 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12301-1038

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Joan Waddell

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For almost 125 years, Merriam Insurance has been part of the Schenectady, New York community. From the very beginning, the founders were involved in many local charitable endeavors. As the agency has grown and our reach has spread, so have our fundraising activities to support those we serve locally, nationally...

The Day Someone was Shooting at My Family

Jon Barron, AAI

Branch Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
7900 East Union Avenue, Suite 1100
Denver, Colorado 80237

(719) 488-3206 Direct

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Not long ago my family and I were hiking in the national forest, a short drive from Colorado Springs. As we hiked, we could hear some locals practicing their firearm marksmanship skills, which was not unusual, until my wife noticed that the gun shots sounded like they were “zzzzrrrrp” shooting...

Mr. Merriam Goes to Washington

Brian H. Merriam, CPCU, ARM, AAI, President

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Schenectady, New York 12305

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Brian H. Merriam, CPCU, ARM, AAI, President

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When you hear the word “lobbyist” do you have a negative impression? Perhaps you think of hired attorneys from large law firms who represent national oil companies, or you think of unions with busloads of their members all wearing identical, loud-colored T-shirts using bullhorns, chants, and placards touting some particular...

Is Your Organization Liable for the Use of a Personal Vehicle?

Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M

Operations Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
376 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12305

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Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M
Do you ever drive your personal vehicle, on behalf of an organization, as a volunteer or an employee? Are you responsible for an organization that has volunteers or employees that drive their personal vehicles while performing organization business? There are many tasks that fall into this category: drivers could be...

The Value of an Independent Insurance Agent

There are several different types of insurance agents, divided between independent agents and captive agents, and divided into groups based on the type of insurance being sold. There is tremendous value brought to the consumer in the relationship with an independent insurance agent. Independent agents, like ourselves, represent a large group of companies. This allows us to provide the best rates and coverage available to all our clients. Upon reviewing

How to Insure Your Valuables

James Dick, CPCU, AAI

Sales Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
376 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12305

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James Dick, CPCU, AAI

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