Michael J. Hochron Insurance Agency

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Protecting Futures

 As an Independent  insurance agency in Closter, We have over 90 years of combined insurance experience  helping clients prepare for the unknown. 

Ask us about:



Umbrella Excess Liability 

Renters Insurance

Dwelling Fire Policies

Life Insurance

Commercial Business

Commercial Auto

Individual and Group Health insurance 

Other Specialty Insurance.

We can place many different insurance products so you can get the right insurance for your situation.  


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Who we are


The Michael J. Hochron Insurance agency is a local independent insurance agency in Closter, New Jersey.  We have been servicing  clients since 1963. Let our family help your family navigate through the insurance process. 

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Everyone has different insurance needs. Call us today for a personalized business or individual assessment and find out how we can help protect your assets.

Covid-19 Consumer relief press releases


We are all in this together

This is a difficult time and at a difficult time, you want information and action. Many of our insurance carriers are addressing the issues and their individual responses can be found at the links below.

Whatever your issue, if you need assistance from our office during this time, we are here to help. Stay safe, and stay healthy!

Franklin Mutual Insurance :

Mercury insurance:


Mercury Premium Giveback

Mercury has announced that part one of the Mercury Premium Giveback program will be processed the week of May 11th.


New jersey:  - the Giveback for period one is from April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020.

Please visit Mercury’s COVID-19 webpage and FAQ's document (below) to answer any questions you  may have regarding the Mercury Premium Giveback program.

more news next month when part two of the Mercury Premium Giveback credits and checks are being processed. 

Plymouth Rock assurance


They have made special provisions for both Auto and home customers. 

Progressive insurance:




Health Insurance during Covid- 19

If you have been furloughed or lost coverage Call our office, for help with a special enrollment period. We will work with you to find coverage. 201 768-9086 to find about how health insurance carriers are addressing COVID-19  check out their  direct websites 

Don't see your carrier here?

Call our office, we may not yet have the press release from your carrier updated on the website. 201 768-9086

Mercury Insurance COVID 19 response

Mercury is here to help.

Meet the Agents

Michael J. Hochron insurance agent specializing in auto home life and business insurance

MIchael J. Hochron


Michael J. Hochron has been in the insurance business since 1963. He is a graduate of the New York University, Stern School of Business, with a B.S. in Economics and Insurance. During College he was a member of the Iota Nu Sigma Insurance Honorary Society. After working for Met Life for a short time he began his journey as an independent insurance agent, specializing in life, health, and casualty Insurance. In 1971 he received his Certified Life Underwriters designation.  He opened the Michael J. Hochron Insurance Agency at 317 Harrington Avenue , Closter 1976; where he has since been a proud member of the business community. He has served on the town council and been active in the local community personally  since 1964.  

Ilisa Barretta, insurance agent specializing in Auto, home, life,health flood and general insurance.

Ilisa Barretta

Ilisa Barretta has been with Hochron Insurance since 1981  on a part-time basis and during summers while in college. After graduating from the University of Delaware with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and marketing concentration, Ilisa worked briefly at a direct marketing agency, before re-joining the family business.  In 1987, She attained her property and casualty, as well as life and health license and continues to pursue and expand her insurance knowledge by taking classes and seminars regularly.  Ilisa holds both a flood insurance certification and  a health insurance Marketplace certification.  She has  served in various leadership capacities in the  local PTO & PTSO,  town recreation commission, Pool board, and other local organizations within the community.

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Michael J Hochron Insurance Agency

317 Harrington Ave, Closter, NJ 07624, us

(201) 768-9086


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm


Sunday: Closed

Note we are closed on Friday's  in July and August. 

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