A relationship that’s focused on your needs.

Your family, your business and your possessions are all important to you, but you may not know how to best protect them. We have the experience to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as your insurance advisor.

What Sets us Apart


As an independent insurance agency we have great relationships with many well-known, reputable insurance companies, giving you the power of choice.


Our insurance advisors have years of experience in the insurance industry and serve as your advocate from selecting coverage through filing a claim.


Our insurance advisors have a strong passion for insurance and protecting what you value most in business and in life. We treat our customers like family.

Yutz-Merkle Insurance Agency was founded as the Yutz Insurance Agency in 1955 by Herbert Yutz of East Stroudsburg. The agency was operated as a sole-proprietorship until 1982 when it was acquired by Richard O. Merkle. Mr. Merkle renamed the agency the Yutz-Merkle Insurance Agency at the time of the acquisition. On January 1, 1996, James J. Honochick purchased the agency. Since that time the agency has retained its name and operation as a corporation.

Yutz Merkle Insurance (YMI) is an independent insurance agency located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania representing many insurance companies. Our sales team will review your current insurance program and make suggestions to improve your protection and manage your costs. Our service team will assist with adjusting your protection to the changes in your life. We can match you with an insurance company that will provide the greatest value and peace of mind.

Yutz Merkle Insurance (YMI) is licensed to sell insurance in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Not all products or carriers are available in each state.

Some Bragging Rights

Giving Network Agency of the Year Award by Erie Insurance

Voted 1st Place, Readers’ Choice, Pocono Record Newspaper

Elite Agency Award for Eastern PA by Erie Insurance

F.W. Hirt Award Winner for Eastern PA by Erie Insurance