Welcome To Upstate Insurance Brokerage Services!
Upstate has been locally owned and serving Upstate New York for 40+ Years. We continue to diversify and expand our offerings to the brokerage and employer community and welcome the opportunity to serve you.
Michael O Conway, CLU, ChFC
Mike is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and received an MBA from Syracuse University in 1974. He earned his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1979 and Chartered Financial Consultant in 1984. He is a licensed insurance agent in New York as well as several other states. Mike’s experience as a life and health insurance brokerage general agent for over 40 years has provided him considerable knowledge of life, disability, and long term care insurance products as well as applications of these products to individual, estate, and business planning needs
Vice President, Employee Benefits
After graduating from Siena College in 1990, Kevin began his career with Upstate Administrative Services, Inc. (our TPA division). Over his 11 years he gained hands on experience in claims, underwriting, marketing, and ultimately sales. Taking his TPA experience to one of the nation’s largest medical stoploss carriers, he served for another 16 years with HM Insurance Group (Highmark), working with many of Upstate New York’s self funded employers. In 2017, he made the return to Upstate and continues the tradition of integrity, service, and commitment to our customers. With 25+ years of employee benefit experience, Kevin will be expanding our Employee Benefits Division into the next generation.
Michelle has been with Upstate Insurance Brokerage since 2003. She is a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College with a degree in Business Management and Administrative Assistance. In addition to overseeing general operations of the office, Michelle also acts as liaison to our partner carriers for marketing and underwriting. Taking care of the details is a critical part of the proposal and application process. Our broker partners have come to rely on Michelle to take care of their customers and keep the process moving along smoothly.
Jeanine has been with Upstate Insurance Brokerage since December of 2009 serving as an Administrative Assistant for the life and disability general agency. She is a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College with an Associates Degree in Business Management and Human Resources. In 2018 she obtained her New York State Life and Health Insurance License and is leading our Medicare Division. Jeanine assists our seniors through the web of carriers and plan designs to provide each customer with the best solution for their individual needs.
Life Insurance & Brokerage
We serve as a resource for independent agents in the Upstate New York region when it comes to the sale of life, annuities, disability income, and long-term care insurance products.