Cool Insuring Agency joins Gallagher, bringing together the global reach of Gallagher with the quality and expertise of Cool Insuring Agency. Founded in 1857, Cool Insuring Agency provides commercial, personal, and life and health insurance and consulting services to clients across the Northeastern United States from offices in Queensbury and Latham, New York. The agency specializes in serving construction and healthcare industry clients, as well as governments and municipalities, which together account for more than half of its revenues. Anthony Mashuta, Ira Neifeld, John Snow and their associates will continue to operate from their current locations under the direction of Patrick Kennedy, head of Gallagher's Northeast Region retail property and casualty brokerage operations, and John Neumaier, head of Gallagher's Atlantic and Northeast Region employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations.

Partnership founded on shared values

Both Gallagher and Cool Insuring Agency share the same vision: creating solutions that are best for the client is always doing the right thing. By continuing to innovate and serve, this partnership looks to continue to grow revenue and client satisfaction.

Cool Insuring Agency has operated for more than 160 years and is viewed as the premier independent agency in upstate New York. Their specialties align closely with our construction, healthcare, senior living and public entity practices.
J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO

Innovative senior living programs endorsed by LeadingAge New York

The Cool Insuring Agency has created an innovative program focused on the key needs of the Senior Care community of New York that will continue as part of Gallagher. Consistently recommended by LeadingAge New York, this dedicated Senior Living insurance division includes claims management and loss prevention services. The insurance programs are designed to meet the Department of Health and OSHA regulations. Over the past 15 years, the LeadingAge NY partnership has saved member facilities over $100 million in reduced premiums. Gallaghers Senior Living Insurance Program offers:

  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Property Insurance
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance

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