(516) 488-3700(516) 488-3700
(631) 834-8179(631) 834-8179
1015 Jericho TpkeNew Hyde Park, NY 11040

Office Hours:

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Available 24/7 at (516) 488-3700
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About Margaret (Peggy) McNicholas - New Hyde Park Insurance Agent

  • Book Lover
  • Collecting
  • Family
  • Fashion
  • Foodie
  • Gardening
  • Self-Improvement
  • Spiritual
  • Travel

Our family has worked closely with Allstate for years to help people with their insurance and financial needs — from coverage for their homes and vehicles to life insurance and more. Our service-oriented agency is not only owned and operated by a family, but customers say we make them feel like family, too. Call, email or stop by our agency today to learn how we can help keep you in Good Hands®.

I am dedicated to Allstate's mission of providing people with best-in-class service, whether you want to explore coverage options or need to file a claim. Allstate delivers on its promise of acting with respect and care, and you can count on me to do the same.

As a consumer, I know what I expect of the companies that earn my business. And as a small business owner, I’m committed to providing that same high level of service to the people who walk through my door. I strive each day to help you make choices that leave you feeling informed and confident.

  • B.A. Mercyhurst College
  • Awards
  • Honor Ring-2 years
  • Inner Circle Elite-1 years
  • National Conference Award-1 years
  • Community Services
  • Member of New Hyde Park Chamber Assn.
  • 30+ Years of Service

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Meet the Team

Melissa Vackner
Licensed Sales Associate
Melissa was welcomed to the McNicholas Team in 2012. She continues to “wow” people with her extensive knowledge in the areas of insurance. Melissa has a true passion for customer service and problem solving. Melissa’s passion for customer service and commitment to excellence drives her to continue her learning and building her wealth of insurance knowledge. With a warm heart, and a plethora of knowledge she is an asset to have and she proves that in every conversation with the customers.
Melissa enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and reading. She looks forward to continuing her knowledge building so she can guide and assist the customers to the best of her ability.
  • Bachelors Degree from St. Johns University
Nichole Layton
Licensed Sales Associate
Nichole is the newest member of our staff having joined the McNicholas Team in 2015. As a creative thinker and having an extensive background in customer service & sales, her primary goal is to provide customers with a reliable, honest, & knowledgeable approach to the world of insurance. She is licensed and when asked about her approach to serving customers she says “Providing exemplary service is the most important thing to me. I want the customers to feel like family.” She will go the extra mile to assist the customers with knowing just how much she cares.
Nichole enjoys spending time with her friends, traveling, fishing and going to the movies. She looks forward to her continued work with the McNicholas Agency and looks forward to getting the opportunity to meet and work with the customers!
  • Univeristy Of New Hampshire
Sean McNicholas
Sean McNicholas joined the agency in 2014 after graduating from the George Washington University and spending two years teaching English in Nanjing, China. It seems that impulse to educate followed him back because to him the most rewarding part of the job is working with the customer to assist them with being well protected and know what their coverage entails. Sean takes an immense amount of pride in the dedication and commitment his parent, Peggy McNicholas (Agency owner) and Oliver McNicholas (our Life insurance specialist), show every day in the agency and hopes to emulate and expand on their accomplishments. While not in the agency, Sean is an avid reader who enjoys history and sci-fi, he also enjoys getting outside, be it hiking, traveling or camping.
  • Life and Health License
Dave Seegobin
Dave eagerly joined The McNicholas Agency in 2012. He currently studies computer science at York College City University and has extensive knowledge and training in the technological field. Dave always finds a quick solution to any technical issues that arise here in the office. He also plays an important role in the customer outreach campaigns. Dave enjoys sports, traveling and charity work in his community. He looks forward to helping out here in the office any way he can, be it his technical knowledge or just a warm "Hello" to the customers.

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Insurance is unlike any other product out there - you pay for it and hope you never have to use it. And that makes paying more than you need to that much more uncomfortable.

With a policy from Allstate, you can help keep your insurance costs low with the wide variety of discounts we offer. Keep in mind, not all discounts are available in every state. The best way to get all that you qualify for is to get an insurance quote specific to New Hyde Park.

You can get a rough "ballpark" insurance quote from many companies online, but talking with an agent allows you to ask questions and get a quote for coverage that matters most to you. At our Allstate agency, we can prepare a quote that details the coverage, deductibles (your portion of a loss) and cost (premium) of your insurance policy.

Products & services offered at our agency include:

  • Auto Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Flood Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Insurance Quote
  • Insurance Agency
  • Business Insurance
  • Annuities
  • Retirement
  • College Savings Plan

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Areas Served

We’re proud to serve the areas of:

  • New Hyde Park
  • Floral Park
  • Garden City

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Margaret (peggy) McNicholas is insurance licensed in the state(s) of New York. If you do not reside in the state(s) of New York, please go to the Find an Agent section on to search for another Allstate Agent or Personal Financial Representative.

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This material is intended for educational purposes only. Auto and homeowners insurance, and other property and casualty insurance products, are available from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company (Home Offices: Northbrook, IL); Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company and Allstate New Jersey Property and Casualty Insurance Company (Home Offices: Bridgewater, NJ); and Allstate County Mutual Insurance Company and Allstate Texas Lloyd's (Home Offices: Irving, TX). Life insurance issued by Allstate Life Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL; and American Heritage Life Insurance Company: Jacksonville, FL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York: Hauppauge, NY. Securities offered by Personal Financial Representatives through Allstate Financial Services, LLC (LSA Securities in LA and PA). Registered Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA, SIPC. Main Office: 2920 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. (877) 525-5727.

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