Meet Core Value Winner: Taylor Thirlwell - September 2018

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

Every month, Schwartz Insurance Group selects a peer-nominated associate to receive a Core Value Award. The winner is chosen because they "lived" one of our agency's core values - typically an event or accomplishment above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers. This month, Taylor Thirlwell has "lived" our core value of "Consider it Done."

Here's his story:

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Topics: Business Insurance, Core Value Winner, Personal Insurance

What's Your Suability Factor?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

Unfortunately, we live in a litigious society. And some individuals, particularly those with greater wealth, have a higher-than-normal loss exposure to lawsuits (International Risk Management Institute). This tendency is often referred to as a “suability factor” and can be determined by examining the following:

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

Meet Core Value Winner: Michell Fust - August 2018

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

Every month, Schwartz Insurance Group selects a peer-nominated associate to receive a Core Value Award. The winner is chosen because they "lived" one of our agency's core values - typically an event or accomplishment above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers. This month, Michell Fust has "lived" our core value of "Consider it Done."

Here's her story:

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Topics: SIG Community & News, Business Insurance, Core Value Winner

Why Business Owners Need Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 10:08 AM

Business owners are faced with a wide variety of unforeseen circumstances that create risk. Most try to insulate themselves in some way by securing different types of insurance policies. General liability insurance covers accidents and damage to personal property, workers comp covers the employees, and property insurance takes care of the building.

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Topics: Business Insurance

Cyber Liability: Is Your Business at Risk?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

No one can deny the power and influence that the Internet can have on a business, whether it exists physically or virtually. However, companies that are as much online (data and email) as offline (papers and files) face a higher risk when it comes to the dangers involving unregulated Internet real estate. 

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Topics: Business Insurance, Business Strategy, Company Security

Tips on Insuring Your Home Business

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

So, you’ve decided to strike out on your own and start a home-based business. Congratulations on pursuing your passion! Whether you’re operating a few hours a day or 24/7, you need to be certain you have the proper insurance coverage to protect yourself and your company.

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Topics: Business Insurance

Essential Insurance Coverage for Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

If you’re the owner of a small business, have you thought about your insurance options? Have you spoken with your agent and asked for quotes for different coverage plans? If not, take a quick look at the following types of policies recommended for many small business owners.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Company Security

Tips on Preventing and Treating Roof Shingle Damage

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

The elements can be hard on that roof over your head. Prolonged exposure to inclement weather and extreme temperatures can cause damage and lead to costly problems inside of your home or business.  

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

Business Interruption Insurance: An Important Protection

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

The violent winds of a tornado, the destruction caused by a sudden fire, the devastation of raging flood waters ... all are common hazards that businesses seek protection from by purchasing insurance, since these risks are clearly detrimental to property and the operation of a company. 

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Topics: Business Insurance

Schwartz Team Member Earns High Praise From COO

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Apr 3, 2018 @ 09:04 AM

We often get phone calls, emails and letters from clients telling us about the outstanding service they received from one or more of our associates. We recently received a complimentary email from the COO of a local independent agent support firm. She gave the efforts of Schwartz team member Michell Fust a glowing review. 

Here is an excerpt:

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Topics: Business Insurance, Client Testimonials