Category: General

Changes to NYS Paid Family Leave

In 2023, the maximum employee contribution rate has been reduced by 10%. As the state’s average weekly wage for 2023 increased to $1,688.19, the maximum weekly benefit available to employees increased by $62.72 to $1,131.08 (67% of the state’s average weekly wage). In addition to the information above, another change taking effect on 1/1/2023 is […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health–your mental and emotional well-being–can change over time due to factors like workload, stress and work-life balance. Observed every May, Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to join together to fight stigma and provide support for people with mental illness and their families. Mental illnesses are some of the most common health conditions […]

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National Wedding Planning Day: March 1

You’ve always dreamed of planning the perfect wedding, but no matter how carefully you plan it, there are many things that can go wrong–things that are beyond your control. A wedding is an investment, and as the average cost of weddings rises, wedding insurance is needed more than ever! After all, you wouldn’t buy a […]

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How Can You Prevent Frozen Pipes?

Not only can cold weather put a damper on your spirits but it can also bring about some unfortunate home challenges. Perhaps one of the most inconvenient and damaging is frozen pipes. Frozen water in pipes leads to a build-up of pressure, which can result in broken pipes and consequential flooding, and water damage.   Unfortunately, […]

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NY HERO Act

On Monday, September 6, Governor Hochul announced that the NYSDOH has designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health” under New York’s HERO Act. This designation triggers employers to implement their “exposure prevention plans.” Under the HERO Act, employers were required to adopt an […]

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NY Project Hope

NY Project Hope is New York’s free COVID-19 emotional support helpline. It helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during COVID-19. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by the pandemic. NY Project Hope crisis counselors understand what you […]

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Are You Prepared for Extreme Heat?

A heat wave is an extended period of extreme heat, and is often accompanied by high humidity. These conditions can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don’t take the proper precautions. As such, consider this guidance to prepare for extreme heat. Before Extreme Heat To prepare for extreme heat, do the following: Build […]

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Perry & Carroll Acquired by High Street

We are excited to announce Perry & Carroll has been acquired by High Street Insurance Partners (HSIP), an independent insurance brokerage firm. Founded in 2018 in Traverse City, Michigan, High Street provides an array of business insurance & risk management, employee benefit & human capital management, financial & retirement services, personal insurance, and specialty risk […]

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Happy Holidays to you & yours!

As we celebrate this holiday season, we would like to take this time to thank you–our staff, clients, carriers and vendors–for your continued support of our business. We appreciate your confidence and loyalty, and we look forward to working with you in 2021. Wishing you much health & happiness this holiday season and throughout the […]

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We Are Thankful For …

During this season of gratitude, we wanted to remind you how grateful we are for your business. THANK YOU for your continued loyalty and support. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

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Protecting Staff & Customers: Office Safety Plan

Perry & Carroll has taken a pro-active approach to ensure the safety of our employees and our customers to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Policies and procedures we have put in place include: Ensuring 6-feet distance between personnel. Use of social-distancing markers in common areas. Use of videoconferencing whenever possible. Signage outside the office informing […]

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NYS Premium Deferment Notice

A recent Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services, extend grace periods and give you other rights under certain property/casualty insurance policies if you are an individual or small business and can demonstrate financial hardship as […]

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Our Response to COVID-19

To our valued customers: As your trusted independent insurance agency, our goal is to help protect your quality of life. During these uncertain times we understand there are a lot of concerns about how COVID-19 will affect your life in one way or another. Our goal is to reduce the risk of exposure and protect […]

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Coronavirus: Compliance Issues for Employers

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. Employers are obligated to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for their employees, but are also subject to a number of legal requirements protecting workers. For example, […]

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Be Prepared: Identity Theft

We’ve all heard the horror stories about how difficult it is recovering from having your name, Social Security number or credit card numbers stolen. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help minimize the risk of identity theft. Mail Check your home mailbox daily, and drop your outgoing mail into a secure postal mailbox […]

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Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

Between the hype of costumes and candy, it’s easy to forget the safety hazards posed by Halloween night. With increased foot traffic on and around the streets in the evening, it’s important for both pedestrians and drivers to be hyper-aware on All Hallows’ Eve. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

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Back-to-School Bus Safety Tips!

September means back to school for many children here in New York State. Whether you are sending your children to school or simply sharing the roads with school buses on your morning commute, it is important for you to be up to date on the current laws and expectations regarding school buses. According to the […]

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Grilling Safety Tips

You may be the kind of person who fires up the grill all year long at tailgating parties, or maybe you wait for a warm summer day and a backyard full of friends before you put on your apron. Either way, grilling can be one of life’s simple pleasures. Unfortunately, where there is fun there […]

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