Leading providers

Levitt-Fuirst’s Private Client Group is a leading broker of personal insurance for successful families. We have strong relationships with the top insurance carriers for this market, including ACE, AIG, Berkley One, Chubb, Cincinnati, Hartford, Pure, and Travelers. Levitt-Fuirst is honored to be a key partner with Chubb and has been awarded their Cornerstone Agency status.

To serve our client’s unique needs, we provide value-added services that no other insurance broker in the area provides, including:

  • Videotaping clients’ homes to provide a permanent record of their contents and collections
  • Providing free inventory management software for clients that want to keep track of their art, jewelry, antique, or wine collections
  • Annual reviews of insurance portfolios

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Our Reviews

Smooth and effective help from Laurie Salkin and the team
Paul Levitz
Paul Levitz
23:58 10 Sep 20
Levitt - First Insurance and their staff are exceptional .. espically my Rep Pat. She totally saved my job today .
T Francis
T Francis
18:02 10 Sep 20
Pat Messina is wonderful to work with. She always turns around all requests quickly.
Kathy Parola
Kathy Parola
15:31 27 Aug 20
Pat Messina has been a pleasure to deal with. Quick and efficient!
Ava Amarilis
Ava Amarilis
17:47 26 Aug 20
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Laurie Salkin for last couple of years. Laurie was extremely helpful, always willing to listen and offered great advice. I would truly miss dealing with Laurie.
Shrikant Rajwade
Shrikant Rajwade
17:59 25 Aug 20
Excellent customer service... two thumbs up for Pat!
rosario estrella
rosario estrella
21:22 24 Jul 20
Great insurance brokerage firm. Always had and continue to have great experiences..My fave person is Laurie Salkin, who is always there for us. She is just terrific.
Joel Ehrlich
Joel Ehrlich
13:27 22 Jul 20
The service I have received from Pat Messina has been extraordinary. I have been an agent for 44 years and Pat's service is in the top 1%.
Ed Duetsch
Ed Duetsch
18:50 02 Jul 20
Excellent service and very quick responses to all my inquiries. Highly recommended. Victoria is wonderful to work with
Oren Cohen
Oren Cohen
16:00 26 Jun 20
After the death of my father, Laurie Salkin was tremendously helpful in working with me to reduce the annual premium for several policies by several thousand dollars. She was a pleasure to deal with, as were all of the other representatives I spoke with until I was in direct contact with her.
rhona312
rhona312
16:11 24 Jun 20
Anytime I need assistance I always get a fast response!
Lisa
Lisa
20:38 11 May 20
Jeanna Russell and Levitt-Fuirst Associates set the bar when it comes to your Insurance needs. Jeanna makes you feel like your family and goes above and beyond to make sure your getting the best coverage available to you. I recommend Levitt-Fuirst to all my family and friends. Shaun Powers
Shaun Powers
Shaun Powers
15:47 17 Mar 20
I have been a customer of Levitt Fuirst for at least 20 years now. I have always been impressed with how they put their customers' interests first, not only making sure they have the right coverage, but at the best possible price. Ken Fuirst and Jason Sciano have built a corporate culture of caring that permeates the company. Every interaction I've had with their team has been positive. And a special shout out to Laurie Salkin for all her help in getting us set up with home and auto insurance with our new home!
Quantum Listing
Quantum Listing
13:09 04 Mar 20
Jose is the best! I know that I can always call him and even if it is not his coverage area he will make sure that the proper person is aware of the issue/request and it is handled in a quick and efficient manner. He also follows up to make sure the issue was resolved.
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith
16:30 26 Feb 20
The company and our agent, Miguel Tejada, have been there for us for issues large and small. Miguel has been able to reduce the stress that can occur with insurance related matters- he goes above an beyond. This group has your back!
Michele Noe
Michele Noe
21:16 11 Feb 20
As with so many things in life I happened upon Erica almost by (happy) accident. A referral from the proverbial 'friend of a friend' at the end of an arduous first time home purchase. I was a bit lost but she thoroughly and patiently talked me through the entire process in a non alarming, comforting manner. She was honest about what I needed, what I could skip, what I absolutely HAD to have in terms of liability but never once tried to upsell me into something I didn't need. Her humor and common sense attitude were so appreciated, talking me through real world scenarios, so I was informed but not alarmed. She even went so far as to call the fire department and got a fire marshall to the house to confirm I had a hydrant so I could qualify for a much lower premium. She liaised directly with my mortgage broker when I confessed I couldn't even begin to understand any of what they needed and just took care of all the paperwork. I would highly recommend Levitt Fuirst if the service I received from Erica is any indication of their company culture. I'll be calling her again next month for car insurance and happy to refer!
Hazel Jane Lyons
Hazel Jane Lyons
02:08 18 Jan 20
Great customer service!
Mario Riva
Mario Riva
19:30 09 Jan 20
The level of service that Levitt Fuirst provides is unparalleled. Emails are always replied to quickly. Would recommend to anyone for their insurance needs!
Tara McElligott
Tara McElligott
14:40 08 Jan 20
PCI Media Impact has been with Levitt Fuirst for over 20 years. They have been a faithful partner meeting all our needs. We have filed claims with them, gotten great advice and outstanding value for the cost of the polices
Anthony Mark
Anthony Mark
14:26 26 Dec 19
We thank and appreciate everything the Levitt Fuirst team has done for our company. Jose has been very helpful throughout the years.
Emily Ajram
Emily Ajram
19:47 19 Dec 19
Laurie Salkin is amazing. She put in tremendous effort to put together detailed historical information for me, went out of her way to improve pricing for a policy and patiently explained general pricing for the industry.
May Skylar Ng
May Skylar Ng
19:53 17 Dec 19
Marc and his staff go above and beyond to help us in anyway possible to get certificates, information and help with other areas outside the norm. I highly recommend Levitt Fuirst Associates Ltd to all.
Office Manager
Office Manager
13:42 17 Dec 19
Provide exceptional service, response time is incredible and always willing to take the time to explain how policies work. Have gone out of their way to ensure all questions and issues are resolved. Highly recommend!
Shannon Boyle
Shannon Boyle
19:56 12 Dec 19
Just the loveliest, most supportive group of professionals.
Evan Minskoff
Evan Minskoff
18:50 06 Dec 19
Have been a patron of Levitt Fuirst for Many Years, I have never had a Issue. I have nothing but peace of Mind, that all my insurance and Bonding questions and needs are handled Professional and Hassle Free
Bonnie Settle
Bonnie Settle
16:01 06 Dec 19
Quick, helpful, and always on top of things. A pleasure to work with!
Thaddeus Verhoff
Thaddeus Verhoff
16:45 22 Nov 19
Sunrise Building and Remodeling has been with Levitt Fuirst for over 35 years. They have always been professional, helpful and always available.They are very competitive on our Liability insurance and workman's compensation. Ken,Jason,Joe, Marc and the whole Levitt team have our highest recommendation!
Eric Messer
Eric Messer
16:50 15 Nov 19
Ken and Cindy have done an absolutely fantastic job for our company no matter how complex or immediate our need. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
Kevin O
Kevin O
21:03 11 Nov 19
The entire team has always been professional, kind, caring and supportive. Each one is a pleasure to work with and goes out of their way to help in anyway possibly to achieve all goals. Levitt Fuirst is a business but so many of the staff have become more like family. Always a pleasure to work with and looking forward to many more years to follow
Carolyn Trigger
Carolyn Trigger
20:08 06 Nov 19
My experience with Levitt Fuirst in general and Joe Cannova specifically has been stellar. Approachable, extremely responsive, and specifics with every answer he gives. Who you surround yourself with statistically affects you and your businesses success - we have chosen well.
Doug Parrish
Doug Parrish
19:39 05 Nov 19
Jeanna was great! She promptly called me back, answered my questions and got the papers over to me within a few minutes. I have been dealing with many insurance companies for the last 20 years that I have been in the car business. She was definitely one of the nicest and most efficient I have spoken with !! Thanks, Mark Ludes
Mark Ludes
Mark Ludes
20:31 04 Nov 19
When my daughter totaled her car in the middle of nowhere on her way back to college, every parents nightmare, LevittFuirst was with us every step of the way. Their concern for my daughter was their priority and they helped through every step of the process.
laurie fried
laurie fried
16:39 23 Oct 19
Fastest Insurance Certificates I've ever received for new projects. Excellent agents!
information Cortese
information Cortese
16:56 04 Sep 19
I hate, hate, hate buying insurance. Somehow, Ken Fuirst made it a pleasure, and then Erica Faigman showed me that first-class client service is alive and well. I'm that guy with high expectations. Levitt-Fuirst exceeded them. It didn't cost the earth, they didn't try to up-sell me, and they made sure I knew exactly what I was buying.
Houston Spencer
Houston Spencer
21:29 03 Sep 19
Absolutely extraordinary service from Pat M.
ODA USA
ODA USA
18:58 29 Aug 19
Our firm have been clients of Levitt Fuirst for close to a decade! Best decision we ever made. The entire Levitt team has helped us in one way or another and has always been successful at making things that much easier for us! In the NYC Construction Industry you need a strong team behind you for both bonding and insurance purposes and knowing that the Levitt Fuirst team is in our corner makes everything that much easier! They are knowledgeable and professional and always steer us in the best direction possible for our needs as well as making sure we are well protected!
Vanessa Perez
Vanessa Perez
13:13 07 Aug 19
Great company to deal with!
Kerry Whelan
Kerry Whelan
15:27 12 Jul 19
Outstanding service. A relly nice group of people to work with.
Alex Girolamo
Alex Girolamo
20:53 26 Jun 19
My family and I have been clients of Levitt Fuirst for almost 50 years. Shortly after I had my first child I met with Ken Fuirst. I was in my early 30s and was interested in buying life insurance. Even though I had a MBA, financial planning was new to me. When we were done talking about the benefits of life insurance, Ken them moved on to a discussion about purchasing a long-term disability policy. I had a what I think is a common reaction - I am young, healthy and I don’t need it. He encouraged me to think about because “you never know”. Roll forward 20 years. I encountered extraordinary medical expenses the past 10 years. I was looking to buy a company, but didn’t have the financial resources. I met with Ken and he suggested that the cash value of my life insurance policies could be used for the acquisition. Eighteen months after the acquisition, I had a brain tumor which was successfully removed, but I was not “same person” I was before the surgery and the subsequent treatments. Thankfully, I had listened to Ken and bought the Long Term Disability policies. I filed a claim, which was the exceedingly complicated. It was approved and now I have a guaranteed, after tax benefit for life. Ken’s initial advice and help with the claim process invaluable and literally changed my life. If it was not for Ken and Levitt-Fuirst and the planning I did with them, I would be in a dire financial situation. I can not thank Ken and Levitt-Fuirst enough and would highly and enthusiastically recommend discussing your long term financial planning with them.
David L
David L
19:56 22 Jun 19
It is wonderful to work with people who are so responsive to your needs and make it possible for you to do your work well. Thanks!
Nicole Pilet
Nicole Pilet
16:31 14 Jun 19
Levitt Fuirst did a great job in setting up an insurance policy for a 1 day event that I was having for a birthday party. Wesley was very easy to deal with and knowledgeable. I would def. use this service again.
Emanuele Caraccia
Emanuele Caraccia
17:02 12 Jun 19
Excellent insurance agency, they have handled my personal and business insurance needs for many years (15+), a great team of knowledgeable professionals!
Andrew Fox
Andrew Fox
12:38 23 May 19
this is a great and professional company. they make my life easier
Jason Friedland
Jason Friedland
01:32 22 May 19

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Family Offices

Families with significant assets are increasingly turning to Family Offices to manage their personal finances.  The Levitt-Fuirst Personal Lines practice works extensively with Family Offices, not only in supporting their mutual clients, but also in providing insurance to protect the Family Office itself.

Personal Insurance Considerations for High Net Worth Individuals

Are you properly insured for a “worst-case” personal liability scenario? Has your umbrella/excess liability policy been evaluated, relative to your net-worth and your personal exposures?

Has your insurance been analyzed for gaps between your liability policies and your umbrella/excess policy?

Do you have a full-time nanny, housekeeper, or other domestic help? If so, do you have the proper state-required insurance for these employees? What if you pay them in cash, or if they are not U.S. citizens? Does your insurance carrier offer background checks on your (perspective) employees?

Sometimes, employer-employee relationships go bad. Are you insured for claims by domestic employees for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, etc.?

If you perform a construction project on your home, do you know how to properly insulate yourself from liability claims arising from your contractors’ work (e.g. a worker incurring injury from falling-off a ladder)?

Do you work from home? If so, special coverages may be available for your home-based business, but certain policy endorsements may be required.

Are your valuable articles properly insured? What if the price of gold or diamonds spikes just before your loss? Have you taken your estate planning goals into consideration when insuring these items?

Do you travel often? Internationally? Do you have access to an insurance carrier-provided VIP service that can provide travel advisories in advance of departure, or emergency medical evacuation and transportation to qualified doctors and hospitals?

If your home is destroyed by fire, does your policy guarantee its replacement, regardless of cost? Does your policy allow you to rent a home of similar kind and quality, for as long as necessary to rebuild your home?

If your home is destroyed, will you remember everything you own? Does your broker provide video-taping of your home contents, so that you’re not forced to rely only on the memory of your possessions during the difficult aftermath of your home loss?

Your home can be flooded, even if you don’t live near water. Are you covered for a Flood? (Most homes aren’t). Where there’s water, mold often follows… are you covered for mold?

If your mountain vacation home is in the path of a wildfire, will your insurance company pay to protect your home BEFORE it burns?

Newer and renovated homes have complex audio-video and mechanical systems (many driven by micro-processors), as well as expensive pool and spa equipment. If these systems are damaged by a power surge or lightning strike, will your insurance pay to replace them?

If your car is totaled, does your insurance pay for the “Blue-Book” value, or will you receive the full “Agreed Value”? Will your insurance pay to rent the same kind of car for as long as it takes to repair yours?

Don't wait for an uncovered claim to learn the answers to these questions, call us today at 914-457-4200 to learn more.
How Do You Know You Have The Right Insurance Broker?

Is your method for selecting your insurance broker (or carrier) more like selecting between two gas stations, or more like selecting a doctor for you or your loved-ones?

Does your insurance broker take the time to understand your business and/or personal insurance goals and priorities?

Do you have a personal relationship with your insurance agency’s principal[s]?

Does your insurance broker have a knowledgeable, available staff that responds promptly to your questions in a language you can understand?

Does your insurance broker have access to top representatives of insurance companies when negotiating and/or facilitating a claim settlement on your behalf?

Does your broker hold appointments indicative of a respected reputation within the community?

Does your broker offer special programs, which can provide broad coverages at discounted rates?

When did you last receive an in-person review of proposed and/or renewal insurance?

How well do you understand the insurance that protects your home, valuables, personal liability, and your business? Has your broker taken the time to explain what is covered (AND what is EXCLUDED?) Examples:
  • If your house is destroyed by a tornado, and the price of contractors and materials doubles as a result, does your insurance guarantee to pay for the full replacement cost of your home?
  • If your (your wife’s) diamond ring falls down the drain at a restaurant, the same night that diamond prices increase by 50%, will insurance pay for replacement ring?
  • If you and a family member are in your personal auto, and you are seriously both injured after being struck by a drunk driver who does not have insurance, how will your insurance respond?
  • If you are sued by an employee for sexual harassment or age discrimination, are you covered?
Have you ever received options for your insurance renewal, along with a side-by-side comparison chart of key coverages?

If you’ve hired a contractor to do work at your home or business, has your broker explained what documentation you should collect to protect from liability claims arising from injuries to the contractor’s employees (hint: if you think it’s just the insurance certificate, you’re wrong).

If you called your insurance provider at 2AM on a Sunday because your house was on fire, with whom would you speak: “Jake from State Farm” or someone with whom you have a personal relationship?

Call us today to find out why Levitt-Fuirst is the right broker for you!