About Us

Abate Insurance Agency – Established in 1983

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The Abate Insurance Agency has been taking care of the health insurance needs of the citizens of Burlington, New Jersey and beyond for over 33 years.

Our experience has included providing service to many different public and private sector clients. Some of them include businesses like Viking Yacht, Cramp’s Liquor Store, Taylor, Weisman & Taylor Engineering, West Electronics, Fisher Canvas Products, Garden State Infectious Disease Associates and others.

Public sector clients have included, Burlington City and Township, Mt. Laurel Township and M.U.A., Delanco Township, Delanco Board of Education, Holy Cross High School, Willingboro Board of Education, Edgewater Park Board of Education, Evesham Board of Education and Bordentown Board of Education.

Let our experience work for you!

joe-abateJoseph C. Abate – President

In 1948, my father and his friend Gaetano “Gus” Donniacuo started Gus’ Pizza on Route 130 in Burlington, NJ. I worked in this restaurant all during my childhood with my family. Gus was well liked and taught me how important it was to treat our customers well. Our customers became our friends. When Gus passed away, the Godfather Restaurant and Lounge continued the tradition of customers becoming friends.

My wife and I have enjoyed 46 years of marriage and we have 3 children, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

I have served my country during the Vietnam Era in the US Air Force as a Sergeant and I have an honorable discharge.

I also was privileged to be elected as a Councilman in Burlington City where I served on the Police, Finance and Public Buildings Committees.

In addition, I was elected to the Board of Island Managers, which is the oldest public funding of education in America, and I served for 18 years.

debbie-gardinerDebbie Gardiner – Account Manager

I have been in the life and health insurance industry for over 18 years, being a licensed life/health insurance broker for the past 11 years. I take great pride in the service that I offer to each of our clients. I handle any customer service issues relating to employee benefits i.e. enrollment, claims, billing, etc.; in addition, I enjoy providing employee benefits reviews and comparisons to ensure our clients have the most cost effective employee benefits programs in place. One of the most satisfying experiences to me is to be able to help people when they need it.

My husband Jeff and I reside in Collingswood, NJ and have been married for 13 years. We have 2 daughters who keep us very busy and we enjoy baseball games and going to Florida to visit our family each year.

 

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