NYS COVID-19 P&C CUSTOMER RELIEF NOTICE
New York State Department of Financial Services extends grace periods for certain property/casualty insurance policies. If you are an individual or small business and can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
NYS COVID-19 LIFE INSURANCE CUSTOMER RELIEF NOTICE
New York State Department of Financial Services extends grace period and give you other rights under life insurance policy or annuity contract if you can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
OFFICE CLOSURE DURING COVID-19
As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the health and safety of our policy holders and staff is our top priority. Based on recommendations from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) as well as the recommendations from the New York State Governor, SEFCU Insurance Agency has made the decision to temporarily close our offices located at 469 State Street, 3rdFloor, Schenectady and 297 Main Street, Schoharie beginning Friday, March 20th until further notice.
This temporary closure affects SEFCU Insurance Agency offices ONLY.
During this time of uncertainty, you can rest assured knowing that SEFCU Insurance Agency will continue to meet the needs of our customers. Agents are available by phone as well as email to service your policies, offer quotes, and answer any of your questions. We will not be staffing our offices or accepting premium payments in person.
Holiday Cooking Safety
Thanksgiving is a special time for families to gather together, enjoy each other’s company, and celebrate the season. Don’t let a preventable accident destroy your memories. While preparing meals this holiday season keep these safety tips in mind:
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot, and kids should stay at least three feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks, or bags.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer, or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
Thanksgiving fire facts
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving.
- In 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,570 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving.
- Unattended cooking was the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
- Cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
Source: NFPA's Fire Analysis & Research Division