Protecting Your Priorities®
Personal Insurance

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

4 Quick Video Lessons on Quality Insurance

6 Things To Know About Home Insurance

5 Things To Know About Auto Insurance

4 Things To Know About Valuable Articles Insurance

4 Things To Know About Umbrella Insurance

Our Reviews

Levitt Fuirst is beyond 5 stars! Their professionalism, knowledge and responsiveness are well above the industry norm. My firm and I deal with several Levitt Fuirst employees on an at-least weekly basis and they could not be more helpful, informative and punctual with producing what we need. They hold true to their phrase that they are here to protect your priorities!
Michael S Kowgios
Michael S Kowgios
13:30 11 May 21
We used Levitt Fuirst for a house sale and purchase. They were exceptional and would give them six stars if I could!!! They are now our "everything" insurance company.
Stacey Cohen
Stacey Cohen
15:58 03 May 21
Worked with Levitt Fuirst for many years. Very knowledgeable,Quick response when asking for certificates or insurance informationgreat staff
Donna King
Donna King
18:18 30 Apr 21
They are always there to help. I worked with Pat Messina and she was always there to help and make things as simple as possible. 5/5, very skilled at what they do
picket fenced
picket fenced
18:25 29 Apr 21
I really enjoy working with everyone at Levitt Fuirst. I receive accurate information at an incredibly fast response rate. If you're looking for insurance, this team is the best!
Nicole Mcgrath
Nicole Mcgrath
13:56 29 Apr 21
The office patiently explained my 1st experience with surety bonds for a bid. They helped put me at ease about this confusing process. Fast response and professional.
Nayad Castaldo
Nayad Castaldo
19:33 23 Apr 21
Thanks Joe Bruno, for the fine job that you do, I really appreciate everything that you do
luis peredo
luis peredo
13:25 23 Apr 21
Joe Cannova is the greatest! I have been working with Joe for years. He is courteous, knowledgeable and responds to you immediately. Joe gets you the answers you need and will not stop until you are completely satisfied. You go Joe!
Ann Paveglio
Ann Paveglio
13:38 20 Apr 21
answers all questions directly & quickly. always attentive to our needs
Rita DiBlanda
Rita DiBlanda
19:06 13 Apr 21
Levitt Fuirst has worked along side our company for years.They are very responsive and professional.From insurance to claims they are very knowledgeable.We are very thankful to have Levitt Fuirst guide us through all our insurance needs.
Isabel Nova
Isabel Nova
19:36 09 Apr 21
Victoria Lopez has been my agent for 3 years and always goes above and beyond to help me with my insurance needs. Very professional and always gives great advice. She is definitely an asset to Levitt-Fuitst.
Jorge Colon
Jorge Colon
20:22 07 Apr 21
Adele and all the staff at Levitt Fuirst have been so helpful and nice. They go above and beyond and I can't thank them enough. A better crew watching your back, you couldn't ask for.Thank you again, many times over, for all your hard work that you've shown us; as your client, for all these years.
Terry Shortygal
Terry Shortygal
12:23 07 Apr 21
We have dealt with Darryl & Joe for a number of years , they have excellent customer service . Always there when you need them
Vipul Kothari
Vipul Kothari
14:52 06 Apr 21
Our agent, Joe Cannova and his team, is doing a really great job for us. They are very responsive, and helpful. I recommend them to anyone looking for an insurance agent.Lou ArzanoGil-Bar Health and Life Sciences
Louis A
Louis A
15:14 05 Apr 21
As a woman-owned small business, Levitt Fuirst Associates Ltd is my go-to insurance broker. As the insurance market as gone wild in the past few years, especially for my trade - steel, Levitt was able to secure an affordable, personalized, insurance that's suitable for my company's size, work in progress, and potential work in bidding process. Levitt is always responsive, I never have to wait more than 3 mins to receive a response from them, from a quick question about whether I can bid on a certain job due to insurance limitations, to an request for COI. I feel like I have an in-house insurance department working just for me. You cannot get service like this. I worked with many insurance brokers before and they always watched out for their own interests. I never felt that way with Levitt, I know my interest and my company is protected. They have tremendous amount of experience and they are an experts. They would tailor a package just for you. If you are looking for a trustworthy, knowledgeable, reliable insurance broker for your GL, Umbrella, Auto, etc. LEVITT is the BEST!
Christella Xu
Christella Xu
12:44 31 Mar 21
Laurie Salkin has been fabulous. She is lovely to work with and extremely efficient!
Tracy Smith
Tracy Smith
16:24 29 Mar 21
Laurie Salkin has been a great help to us.
Daniel Joseph
Daniel Joseph
16:16 29 Mar 21
I deal with Joe for COI, his turn around is really fast, 5 star for sure from me
Damian Judge
Damian Judge
19:31 25 Mar 21
We have used Levitt Fuirst for all our insurance needs for over 20 Years. The are very Knowledgably, quick to respond, and easy to talk to.
Enrico Bragaglia II
Enrico Bragaglia II
15:44 23 Mar 21
We had an awesome experience with Levitt Fuirst and their team! They were knowledgeable and helped us meet our needs.
Jennifer Vitiello
Jennifer Vitiello
18:53 17 Mar 21
I've been dealing with the Levitt Fuirst team for years. They have consistently performed above and beyond to help us meet our needs, if you're in the market for insurance, or just have any questions, give them a call!
Neil Rapawy
Neil Rapawy
00:06 13 Mar 21
My Company has been doing business with Levitt Fuirst for years. I have dealt with them myself for the last 13 years and have no complaints. Professional service, polite and great response time.
Denise Monteiro
Denise Monteiro
13:39 11 Mar 21
Working with Levitt Fuirst is an amazing experience. I have a complicated business with complicated insurance needs and every step of the way they have taken care of us! Their experience, kindness, and compassion are truly appreciated and hard to find.
Wendy Wollner
Wendy Wollner
13:55 10 Mar 21
This company is very quick and responsive.
Inas Hashish
Inas Hashish
19:01 04 Mar 21
Awesome customer service! The friendliness and response time is the best! Shout out to Pat Messina for always being so quick with a response! Would definitely recommend!
Jennifer Connell
Jennifer Connell
16:06 26 Feb 21
Levitt has been my trusted goto insurance broker for all my business needs for years. Highly recommended. - Carl Ericson, CEO
Carl Ericson
Carl Ericson
14:57 24 Feb 21
I have always experienced excellent customer service when working with Benita Teitz.
nancy allan
nancy allan
22:15 18 Feb 21
Very please with Levitt Fuirst as an organization. They handle our commercial policies and we feel that they act more as a member of our team as opposed to a vendor.
Darren Levine
Darren Levine
19:27 17 Feb 21
Anna Giordano has been an amazing agent for our company. She is incredibly responsive and always successful in helping us resolve any issues that come up.
Pallavi Mehta
Pallavi Mehta
14:44 16 Feb 21
Our companies experience with Levitt Fuirst has been beyond exceptional. No matter what request, question, concern, etc. we have (big or small) we are always treated by everyone with the same attention to detail, respect, professionalism, follow through and care. Their customer service is truly one of the best that I have ever experienced. One of my favorite things about working with Levitt Fuirst is that they take the time to educate you so that you have a full understanding of policies, protocols, coverage, certificates, etc. I feel like I learn something from them every time I speak with them. Top-notch service and team!
SC Construction
SC Construction
19:37 12 Feb 21
I have been working with Levitt Fuirst Associates for many years. Over the past several years, my Account Executive has been Jeanna Russell...she is a terrific asset to the agency. In all of my interactions with her, Jeanna has consistently been highly responsive and professional. She is quite knowledgeable and is truly a pleasure to work with.
Steven Einstein
Steven Einstein
16:27 11 Feb 21
I’m a long time business client. These guys are very diligent and responsive. I always get what I need from them when I need it. I understand how hard that is to find consistently, so I appreciate that.
Mike Greenberg
Mike Greenberg
14:57 10 Feb 21
Every email and phone call I have with the staff at Levitt Fuirst Associates continues to impress me each and every time. Recently I was in a situation in which our team was unable to resolve. Sent over an email to Jose Arevalo Sr. Acct. Exec., our exceptional point person, at Levitt Fuirst. Within no time I received a call from Adele Mangione Acct. Exec. described as the "Expert" in what we needed to know. Everything was discussed and she made sure I understood every aspect on how to bring the matter to it's just conclusion. As an added bonus she also received an email summary of our discussion to review as needed. To describe Ms. Mangione as the expert cannot be overstated. The staff and teamwork at Levitt Fuirst Associates is just exceptional. Have and surely will continue to recommend this firm for all your insurance needs.Sincerely,LFamularo. General Mgr.
All City Testing & Balancing
All City Testing & Balancing
22:28 08 Feb 21
Elizabeth Faif and Cindy Henbest at Levitt Fuirst Associates Ltd. have always provided excellent services. They are responsive and professional. Any insurance questions you may have or need any documents, they will get right on it. I can always count on them for immediate assistance. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Morey Weng
Morey Weng
23:25 29 Jan 21
Knowledgable, informative and dependable. These words couldn't describe our Account Executive, Erica Faigman any better. Anytime we need information, have a question or need to make changes, Erica makes herself available. I was in a bind and needed a change to be made immediately and Erica was there to send all the information I needed within minutes. She is always trying to save us money and make wise decisions for our family. It's reassuring to know someone always has our very best interest at heart. It's no wonder we have been using Erica and Levitt Fuirst Associates for our personal and family business policies for over 20 years.
Lisa Haber
Lisa Haber
18:33 24 Jan 21
My requests for assistance are always handled very quickly and professional.
Penny Bosman
Penny Bosman
20:13 18 Jan 21
Joe Cannova is the only person you need to deal with the best and very professional....thx again for your help..
Jack Valenti
Jack Valenti
19:41 18 Jan 21
I don't want to "move" (no pun intended) without consulting the professional team at Levitt Fuirst Associates. They have become part of our family...they help us with vital decisions...and through it all....they always put our best interests first. We are so grateful to have a team like this behind our family.
Marla Bedrosian
Marla Bedrosian
17:39 15 Jan 21
Professional operation with quick response, knowledgeable and cheerful people, who returned my call and solved my issues in minutes! Thank you!
Rachel Golder
Rachel Golder
21:32 13 Jan 21
Cesar Lina was extremely efficient
NYC Prestige
NYC Prestige
06:17 13 Jan 21
Outstanding Customer Service. Joe, Amanda, Pat, Adele and the rest of the team are incredible.
Bill Andrews
Bill Andrews
14:12 06 Jan 21
It's an absolute pleasure working with Levitt-Fuirst. They provide quick responses and friendly support.
Melissa Mohabir
Melissa Mohabir
18:01 28 Dec 20
We have been dealing with Levitt-Fuirst for ten years to secure various insurance policies on our large, commercial retail Shopping Center. Prior to switching to Levitt-Fuirst we had several unsatisfactory experiences with other insurance brokers who were unable to secure attractive policies for us at competitive prices. We have found the personnel at Levitt to be very knowledgeable, easy to get in touch with and aggressive in finding us superior insurance coverage with attractive premiums. For the last six years we have dealt exclusively with Cindy Henbest who has been nothing short of extraordinary. Cindy has relieved us of most of the stress involved with evaluating various insurance policies, dealing with tricky legal language governing the various policies, and handling a unique, critical insurance issue that came up. She responds immediately, is available 24/7, and is always upbeat, gracious. patient, informed and proactive. We can never thank Cindy enough for her tireless efforts to insure the best possible insurance coverage for us.Sincerely,David Van TasselVan Tassel Management
david vt
david vt
12:44 24 Dec 20
We've been with Levitt Fuirst for years now. They are always quick to respond to our business needs and fulfill requests in a timely manner. Thank you!
Carrie Ertl Work
Carrie Ertl Work
16:42 03 Dec 20
We have a few rental buildings and the staff assisted us through our insurance renewal process. Always responsive!!!
Glenn Bergman
Glenn Bergman
16:34 03 Dec 20
Levitt Fuirst team is the best in their field. They are quick to respond and give full assistance and expertise on all of the matters concerned with our insurance coverage. Highly recommended.
Ophelia Minasyan
Ophelia Minasyan
17:35 01 Dec 20
For the last 5 years LF has been one of the best partners that has helped keep our portfolio of companies (11 of them) compliant with various insurances, agencies etc. If I were to sum up how great Levitt is, they keep always on top of all our entities and keep us on track. A special mention to Ghilaine C. for always assisting us!
Olgen Dajlani
Olgen Dajlani
22:02 27 Nov 20
My company uses Levitt Fuirst and they are always very responsive. They are very professional and are always there to handle requests in a timely fashion. Pat Messina is wonderful and has the ability to provide exceptional service. Thank you for always being there!
Elite Construction
Elite Construction
20:40 19 Nov 20
Joe Bruno and Catherine Dolce are always such a professional and the kindest to respond to all my requests. They both rock and is awesome. Most helpful.
Dawn Singh
Dawn Singh
20:46 17 Nov 20
I have been a client of Levitt Fuirst for 30 years. They take care of all my insurance needs with the same excellence today as they did 30 years ago. My agent, Erica Faigman responds to my questions immediately. She knows everything about the best insurance policies for me.
Gail Melhado
Gail Melhado
18:09 13 Nov 20
They are extremely prompt with all my requests for insurance certificates
Vincent Palaia
Vincent Palaia
14:43 12 Nov 20
My company uses Levitt Fuirst as our insurance broker and they are fantastic! Very helpful, very responsive, very efficient. They take the worry off our hands and handle every issue promptly and professionally. Amanda Nigro is our Agent and she is absolutely wonderful to work with! She goes above and beyond to be sure our insurance needs are met and repeatedly exceeds expectations. Highly recommend Levitt Fuirst!
Megan Jensen
Megan Jensen
21:35 05 Nov 20
Outstanding exemplary customer service year after year!!!They treat your business as if it were their own, always having your best interest.Personable, Professional and Extremely Prompt!!!!!
Robin Ryan
Robin Ryan
16:42 03 Nov 20
My family and I moved to New York from South Africa two years ago and Levitt Fuirst has been an amazing partner for all of our insurance needs. Laurie Salkin recently took over our account within the company and she helped us to secure appropriate and affordable coverage for the new home we have just purchased. Thank you Ken, Thank you Laurie. Thank you all!
Jason Xenopoulos
Jason Xenopoulos
13:51 22 Oct 20
The team supports my family insurance and is always prompt, helpful and professional. Keep it up LF!
Francois Maturo
Francois Maturo
20:33 13 Oct 20
We can't say enough good things about Laurie Salkin. She is always professional, honest and gives great advice! She returns our calls promptly and is easily available when any situation arises. She is an absolute pleasure to deal with! Her customer service skills are the best we have seen!
Lori Kron
Lori Kron
00:42 05 Oct 20
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 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
We're a small nonprofit with multiple insurance needs and Levitt Fuirst has been a great partner for us helping us get all the insurances we need at the best rates. They go above and beyond and highly recommend them for any and all of your insurance needs!
Kathryn McLetchie-Sheldon
Kathryn McLetchie-Sheldon
17:53 03 May 19
I'm not sure how to express my gratitude to Levitt Fuirst but especially to Adele Mangione. I deal with many insurance carriers in this industry and I cannot tell you how overjoyed and relived I am in my dealings with Adele Mangione. I am appreciative that even if she was not available when I called - immediately got back to assist me with my inquiries. She is a professional, kind and attentive agent at Levitt who I am grateful to have had the pleasure in working with regarding my claim. Thank you Adele.
Susan Shkreli-Guraj
Susan Shkreli-Guraj
18:20 15 Apr 19
This is a remarkably great firm that provides solid guidance in selecting policies and insurance firms, with decisions made based on the needs of (and in the best interest of) the insured -- and for no other reason. Equally important, the employees of the firm who then handle ongoing issues once insurance is selected are incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive -- which goes a long way during the often stressful event of having to file a claim. 1000% recommend Levitt Fuirst.
Richard Cuneo2
Richard Cuneo2
18:47 11 Apr 19
I work for Clark Construction Corporation and we have been a client of Levitt Fiurst since 11/21/97 - so now over 21 years and going strong!I personally deal with two ladies and they are Ms. Pat Messina and Ms. Linda Cannistraci. I am trying to think of the best words to describe how efficient, wonderful, cordial etc. they are and I guess I just did! Whenever I request something I have it within 5 minutes or less. They make you feel like you are their only client and really give you their attention etc. They are TEAM players and I wish there were more people that I dealt with every day like these two ladies. I have worked now for 52 years and if someone were to ask me who helped you the quickest and best these two women would be at the top of the list! Sincerely,Rhonda Olshewitz of Clark Construction Corp.
Rhonda Olshewitz
Rhonda Olshewitz
21:21 04 Mar 19
The best choice our firm made in 2018 was to switch our corporate insurance to Levitt-Fuirst Assoc., after using another firm for over 20 years. They came as a recommendation from one of our largest accounts. Jose Arevalo was the account executive assigned to our firm. I can only say that after our initial interview, I wished we had switched 20 years sooner. All those years of "insurance angst," disappeared. Mr. Arevalo and his team jumped right in to get our updated certificates out in record time and they continue to do so as well. Jose Arevalo and those at Levitt-Fuirst are all readily available to answer questions when you call and "have put out all of those insurance problem fires," that pop up more times than none. Not so by our previous insurance firm. The difference is surely night and day.Our company would strongly recommend Jose Arevalo and his team at Levitt-Fuirst for your insurance needs without hesitation.
Linda Famularo
Linda Famularo
16:42 04 Mar 19
Levitt Fuirst is always there when I need them with professional and knowledgeable employees who are patient, quick to offer assistance, and who get the job done/matter resolved. They have handled my insurance needs for both personal and business matters for over 20 years. Congratulations on your 50th anniversary.
Vicki Sherman
Vicki Sherman
16:37 04 Mar 19
I could no believe how quickly information and documents that I requested were received. Levitt Fuirst Associates staff responded to my emails in less than 2 minutes I had everything I had requested. Talk about great customer service!
Denise Simony
Denise Simony
16:48 01 Mar 19
Highly recommend the Levitt Fuirst team. I personally work with Omar Sully and Cindy Henbest. Their quality coverage for our businesses are unparalleled. Their entire team is efficient and their responses are always extremely timely and always informative.Levitt Fuirst has been our insurance broker time and time again and will continue being so for all our business ventures.
Stephanie Ortiz
Stephanie Ortiz
22:13 03 Dec 18
Levitt-Fuirst is a professional and efficient Insurance company.The customer service that is provided by their employees is top rate.I have done business with them for over fifteen years and their clients needs are always a priority to them.
Nancy F
Nancy F
20:01 03 Dec 18
I highly recommend Ken Fuirst and the rest of the team at Levitt Fuirst Associates for your insurance needs. Comprehensive reviews, honest assessment of needs, and quality coverage for business and personal accounts. Staff is very responsive to all inquiries and claims. One less thing in my life I have to worry about. Levitt Fuirst has been my insurance broker of choice for the past 20 years.
Laurence Beilenson
Laurence Beilenson
21:07 06 Nov 18

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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!