Do College Students Need Renters Insurance?

Do College Students Need Renters Insurance? Whether College students need renters insurance is dependent on where they are living. If the student is living at home or in on-campus housing they may be covered under their parent’s home or renters insurance. Many insurance policies include off premises theft coverage which would cover the student Read More

Contractual Risk Transfer: Frequently Asked Questions

Contractual Risk Transfer: Frequently Asked Questions Many businesses sign contracts that include contractual risk transfer but you may not actually know what this is. What is Contractual Risk Transfer? Contractual Risk Transfer is a non-insurance risk transfer mechanism that allows someone like a general contractor to transfer the risk to Read More

Tips for Adding a Teen Driver to Your Auto Insurance

Tips for Adding a Teen Driver to Your Auto Insurance It’s normal for parents to start worrying when their teens become old enough to drive but many parents may not be prepared for the financial shock of adding a teenager to your family auto insurance. While increases vary from state to state an annual analysis found that adding a single Read More

Community Spotlight: It Takes a Village 10591

Community Spotlight: It Takes a Village 10591 Allan M. Block Insurance and its employees like to be involved and give back to the local community. This month we are highlighting the local non-profit organization It Takes a Village 10591 for their work with residents of the 10591 community. It Takes a Village 10591 provides support and Read More

Traveling? Don’t Come Back to This

Traveling? Don't Come Back to This If you are traveling for vacation or closing up a summer home, there’s nothing worse than coming home to a damaged home. Here are a few simple, proactive steps taken before you leave, that can reduce the likelihood of a loss occurring while you are away so you can return to a damage-free home and get on with Read More

Paid Family Leave – Top 10 Things Businesses Need to Know

Paid Family Leave - Top 10 Things Businesses Need to Know New York’s Workers’ Comp Board (WCB) adopted final regulations on Paid Family Leave (PFL) which begins in January 2018. Here are the top 10 things to keep in mind: Employers that have to provide Disability Insurance (DBL), must provide PFL. All employees who are currently covered Read More

Start the Summer Right with Grilling BBQ Safety

Start the Summer Right with Grilling BBQ Safety  Summer for many people means friends and family gathering for fun in the sun, time in the pool  and grilling. There is no better time to freshen up on grilling safety tips! Maintain Your Grill – Check your grill hoses for cracks, holes or brittleness. Run a soap solution (one part liquid Read More