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Protecting Your Pastors

Unexpected incidents happen every day. What if your pastor is injured falling down stairs or lifting a box? What if he gets into a car accident while driving to visit a sick church member? What happens when your children’s pastor becomes seriously ill and cannot organize Sunday School or youth...

Jenson Merriam Memorial Scholarship

Designed by the Merriam Insurance Agency and funded in part through employee contributions, the Jenson Merriam Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Jenson Merriam (November 5, 1993–December 23, 2011). Jenson, a former SCCC student, was a gifted writer, illustrator and filmmaker. His passion for helping others will live on...

Brian Merriam Recipient of Rotary-Steiner Award

The Merriam Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that our president, Brian H. Merriam, has been selected as the recipient of the Schenectady Rotary Club‘s inaugural Rotary-Steiner Award. Created with the aim to honor the memory of former Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce president and local Rotarian, Chuck Steiner, this award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates...

Merriam Rises in 2018

Merriam Rises Since its inception, the Merriam Insurance Agency has been 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 or in another part of the United States,...

Telemedicine: Transforming the Healthcare Industry

One of the most cost-effective and time-saving facets of many health insurance plans is telemedicine. Because it is newer, many people do not know what telemedicine is and therefore don’t know how to use it. Telemedicine refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient...

An Unexpected Journey of Growth

My name is Jennifer Holt. I began my journey with the Merriam Insurance Agency in 2009 as a Professional Liability Account Manager. During my years of service at Merriam, I have worn several hats. My responsibilities have ranged from customer service to department management and development and marketing of an...