Bieritz Agency – A Business with Values

Yes, we have Values. We value our clients and we value your business!

fp-showcase2-bieritz_June2015As a local business competing in a marketplace that includes many industry giants, we are always thinking about what makes us different from other insurance agencies.  We are also constantly looking at ways to differentiate ourselves so that we remain competitive in every way possible.


As a small family-owned and operated business, we are not owned by a bank or large conglomerate, and as an independent agency, we have the ability to offer our clients options from over twenty different companies.  We can assess your needs and find options for the best insurance product at the best rates to make sure you have the coverage you need at the lowest cost.


We strive to for friendly customer service and support in all of our interactions and have invested heavily into professional development and training for our employees so that they can serve the needs of our clients to their best abilities.  We pride ourselves on answering our own phones and returning messages promptly, regardless of how you reach out to us – whether by email, phone call or Facebook message.


Our community is very important to us, so we make it a point to remain actively involved in supporting our local schools, businesses and non-profit organizations in a number of ways.  We participate as a member of our local Rotary Chapters and Chambers of Commerce and go the extra mile to help support and promote messages that are important to our community.


We have been successfully serving Otsego county residents and businesses for over 26 years in Cooperstown and over 72 years at our location in Morris. If we can help you with your insurance questions or insurance needs, please call us today at 607-547-2951 in Cooperstown or in Morris at 607-263-5170.



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What We Sell

Bieritz Agency offers a multitude of  insurance products, many of which you might not be aware of.  We created the attached flyer to let you know about the breadth of services we offer.  Our team is always happy to help you with a quote – contact us today!

For a printable version in pdf format, click the image below!



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Why Shop Around for Insurance?

A client-contributed article from Susan O’Handley

I have been working with the Bieritz Agency over the last few years as a consultant for website and marketing support services. On occasion, I would receive a gentle reminder from Steve to consider switching to Bieritz, or at the very least letting them provide a quote for us.  Although I had meant to do this (I believe in supporting local businesses and my clients whenever possible), insurance is one of those things that’s easy to push off to a later date, and when our policies came up for renewal, we just renewed them and forgot all about switching.

moneyUntil recently.  On the heels of another gentle reminder (never a high pressure push), I decided to just go ahead and send our current policies over for a comparable quote.  I am very glad I did!  To begin with, we ended up saving close to $250 on our auto insurance policy with the same coverage – so we are already ahead.

Information that came back to us on our homeowners policy came as a bit of a surprise.  After reviewing our policy, we learned that we were underinsured for the replacement value for our home and were also paying extra money for a low deductible option.  Beth Spence, the Bieritz Agency Manager,  provided us with several options, all of which gave us better coverage and terms for literally a few extra dollars.

When we purchased our home as first-time buyers over 10 years ago, we never gave the insurance a second thought.  I don’t recall shopping around for quotes at that time (closing on your first home is what I consider a whirlwind experience), and since it is tied into our mortgage payment, it was something that just automatically renewed each year – never really needing attention.  I assumed that the coverage was complete and that it continued to meet our needs.

Thankfully, we have never had a claim on either policy (knock on wood), but I am glad that we found out about our home policy now instead of being surprised in a time of need by having too little coverage.  I encourage friends and neighbors to review your insurance policies and send them over to Bieritz for review!  Even if you don’t wish to switch companies/brokers, take the time to review your policy with your family and agent. Like us, you might find yourself in for a surprise.

The Bieritz team lives up to their reputation of first-class customer service, with responsive and helpful interactions – they are indeed ‘Your Hometown Insurance Specialists’! Give them a call today and see if they can assist you with your policies.

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Bieritz Insurance Agency Adds YouTube Channel


Bieritz Insurance Agency Adds YouTube Channel

We have created a new YouTube Channel to provide educational information about various insurance products and to highlight some of the things that make our community special.

To access videos, you can either go to our YouTube Channel , or Click the Headline below to open the article, then click the image to view.


If you have content you would like us to include, please email Steve Bieritz, President, at



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Allstate Appoints Steve Bieritz

Allstate Insurance has recently appointed Steve Bieritz, President of Bieritz Insurance in Cooperstown, to its Agents Advisory Council for the State of New York. This council is made up of 10 independent agency owners in NY and is designed to provide input to the company on ideas, changes, and improvements that can effect how Allstate does business. NY is the largest Independent system for Allstate in the country. This appointment was made official at a recent meeting in Binghamton, NY.

The Bieritz Agency and Morris Insurance Agency have represented Allstate for 18 years and earned the status of the top 30 Allstate independent agencies in the country for 2011. Serving Otsego County since 1990, Bieritz Insurance represents over 20 companies and is located at 209 Main Street. For information call 607-547-2951

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