NYCM Insurance Celebrates 115 Years of Service

From Two Employees to Nearly One Thousand; NYCM’s Business Principals Remain Constant

Business Wire


NYCM Insurance today celebrates 115 years of continual insurance service to the people of New York State. Founded in 1899 by a group of 27 Edmeston-area businessmen to write fire and lightning insurance in Otsego, Chenango and Madison counties, the company today serves more than 476,000 policyholders for automobile, homeowner, mobile home, umbrella and commercial insurance.

Founder and Secretary Van Ness D. Robinson and his wife Grace, who worked as a part-time clerk, were the first employees of the company, whose offices were located in the center of Edmeston, in the Opera House Building. In 1902 Eva Pope was hired as a full-time clerk and began her 37-year career with the company. NYCM is still headquartered in Edmeston and today also has branch offices in Sherburne, Amsterdam and Buffalo New York. The company remains privately owned, employs 825 professionals and is represented by more than 1,100 independent agents across the state.

“NYCM was founded on a policy of integrity, honesty and loyalty to our local communities and the people who work with us,” said Jeremy Robinson, vice president of marketing, NYCM Insurance. “Our employees and agents represent all that is good with a locally-owned, locally-focused company that was created to protect people and their livelihoods. We are proud of those who established the company and continue to be proud of who we are today.”

NYCM has been recognized for their outstanding customer service with several highly respected industry awards. In 2013 J.D. Powers named NYCM “Highest Customer Satisfaction Among Auto Insurers in New York” and the company was awarded the 2014 Gold Stevie for Customer Service. The company equates their award winning customer service to high rates of employee satisfaction. Retention rate for a typical call center in the insurance industry is approximately 45 percent. NYCM’s employee retention rate is an industry-high 95 percent (excluding retirees) and the company has more than 339 employees who have celebrated 20 or more years of service.

NYCM Insurance, headquartered in Edmeston, N.Y., is a property and casualty insurance carrier that has been providing coverage to residents and businesses in New York since 1899. The company offers automobile, homeowner, mobile home, umbrella and commercial policies and is rated A+ by A.M. Best Company. For more information, call 1-888-234-6926 or visit

Dalton Agency
Samantha Lueder, 404-876-2800
NYCM Insurance
Jeremy Robinson, 607-965-8221


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