History

Four Generations Providing Expert Evaluation

After the national tragedy in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, the nation’s oldest mission lost its insurance coverage because of its high-risk location. If it couldn’t secure new coverage, hundreds of needy New Yorkers would be deprived of basic needs. Merriam Insurance filled that void and provided the shelter with comprehensive coverage thanks to its expertise in writing policies for churches, missions and shelters.

The Merriam Rises Program

Joan Waddell

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

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Joan Waddell

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Merriam Insurance has been part of the local community for 123 years. From the very beginning, the founders were involved in many charitable endeavors. One of the three tenets of our corporate mission statement is to . . . “contribute to the well-being of our community” . . . be it our immediate community...

Merriam Insurance: A Family Legacy With a Desire to Help People 

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

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

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In March of 2015, my father turned 91. He wrote the inset essay in 1936 when he was 12 years old and in the 6th grade. What strikes me about the topic of his paper is that he wrote about fires, which suggests that the reality of fire damage was...

Merriam Insurance Agency Acquires Latham-based Corporate Benefit Planning

Schenectady-based Merriam Insurance, which announced the deal on Tuesday, did not disclose financial terms. The acquisition closed the previous Monday. Corporate Benefit Planning is located in Latham, NY. Carol Bowman, prior Manager of CBP, said, “We strongly believe that The Merriam Agency will continue the personalized and excellent service we have provided to our valued clients and we are pleased that The Merriam Insurance Agency is available to provide … an expanded service and product line.”