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WB Payne_New York Central Mutual Insurance

Company Overview:

NYCM Insurance has been providing property and casualty insurance to New Yorkers for over 120 years.

Our story began in Edmeston, NY – a tiny rural town known for its agricultural community – when one farmer lost everything in a fire. Realizing that the town needed to be better prepared for the future, 27 businessmen and residents came together to pool money and protect one another from fires and lightning, officially establishing the New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company under founder VanNess D. Robinson in 1899.

Over the last 120 years, we’ve grown tremendously from our humble roots. Now under the direction of Van’s great grandson, V. Daniel Robinson II, we’re still operating in Edmeston but have also expanded to include three additional offices in Sherburne, Canajoharie and Orchard Park.

With a team of over 900 employees, and a network of over 1,200 independent agents, NYCM Insurance is dedicated to providing superior service and a quality customer experience to our over 525,000 insureds. Our insurance lines include Home, Auto, Umbrella, Business and more.

NYCM Insurance is proud to work with various partners to offer additional types of coverage for many areas of your life including special events, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, bicycles, yachts, collector cars and more.

At the end of the day, our reason for doing business is the same as it was 120 years ago. We believe in providing genuine care; so that we can all have hope for a better tomorrow and the courage to persevere.

To learn more about our services and find an agent near you, visit our website at


Quick Facts:

Company Name: New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company (NYCM)

Business Function: Property and Casualty Insurance Company

Year Founded: 1899

Founder: VanNess D. Robinson President (CEO): V. Daniel Robinson II

Employees: Over 1000

Home Office Location: Edmeston,

NY Branch Office Locations: Sherburne, NY - Canajoharie, NY - Orchard Park, NY

Ownership: Policyholders

In Force Policies: 524,000 and growing

Insurance Lines: Automobile, Homeowner, Mobile Home, Umbrella, and Commercial

State of Business: New York

Distribution Channel: Over 1000 Independent Agents

Financial Standing: AM Best Rating: A+

Subsidiaries: A. Central Insurance Company and Albert F. Stager, Inc.

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