ABOUT US

Arthur Chernick Company has provided superior insurance service to high net worth individuals and businesses since 1952. Our clients include leaders in business, the medical and legal professions and the arts and entertainment industry. Our clients benefit from our long-standing relationship with many of the best insurance providers. We are experienced in identifying gaps in coverage and serve as risk managers in advising our clients as to the appropriate kind and level of insurance for their needs with the most advantageous pricing structure. With our exemplary standing in the insurance industry and in-depth knowledge of the insurance markets, we design cost-effective insurance solutions that are tailored for the specific client. Given our relationship with some of the finest insurance providers, we are able to handle complex and challenging situations, including finding coverage for hard-to-place risks. We provide superior service by providing solutions and delivering coverage, even in time-sensitive situations.

We provide the highest level of individualized personal attention regardless of a client’s size or current insurance needs. We create an intimate, trustworthy, one-on-one client/advisor relationship. We help our clients understand and manage risk in a comprehensive yet cost-effective way. We take a holistic approach and work to ensure that our clients understand what to expect from their insurance portfolio. As risk advisors, we provide our clients with an appraisal of their life’s financial uncertainties and provide the tools to mitigate those risks.

As an independent boutique agency, we represent your interests, not the limited interests of just one insurance company. Consequently, we are able to offer you a range of options to achieve the most appropriate result for you. We provide the highest level of professional consultation and concierge service that is simply not found with any direct writer, captive “one company only” agent, large impersonal agency or other limited type of insurance provider. Likewise, if you suffer a loss, we serve as your advocate throughout the claims process to ensure your claim is settled quickly and fairly. As a result, our business has grown substantially, primarily from referrals by satisfied clients and friends.

 

Awards and Distinctions

Over the years, Arthur Chernick Company has won numerous awards and distinctions.

Arthur Chernick Company is proud to have earned the following designations:
CHUBB PERSONAL CORNERSTONE ELITE AGENCY
THE TRAVELERS ELITE AGENCY / THE TRAVELERS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Chubb’s Cornerstone Elite Agency designation represents an exclusive membership program comprised of only the top performing agencies. The program is Chubb’s recognition of its closest business partners — agencies with a deep understanding of Chubb’s products and services. This select group of partners represents less than 15% of Chubb appointed agencies nationwide.

As a Chubb Cornerstone Elite Agency, we enjoy a competitive advantage because we have special access to Chubb customer service with respect to the placement of risk and the handling of claims.

 

Our History

For over sixty years, Arthur Chernick Company has provided a full range of insurance and financial services to individuals and businesses. The agency was founded in 1952 by Arthur Chernick. Arthur served in the US Army during World War II, fighting in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and rising to the level of Captain at age 28. He later served during the Korean War. Arthur was decorated with numerous medals and honors for his military service, including the Bronze Star Medal as well as the Croix de Guerre from Belgium and a Diplome D’Honneur from the Federation of French War Veterans.

Arthur began selling accident and disability insurance to people working in office buildings in Manhattan. He would take the elevator to the top floor and knock on all of the doors until he reached the ground floor. From that beginning, he built a loyal and prestigious clientele as an agent for The Travelers Insurance Company offering personal, business, life and disability insurance. The agency grew steadily and became agent for other prime insurance companies including Chubb, AIG, The Hartford, Hanover, Progressive and others.

Arthur passed away in 2003. The agency is now owned and operated by his son, Charles (“Chuck”), who joined in 1986 after practicing corporate and securities law for eight years in New York City with major law firms and a Fortune 50 company.