Matt Schwartz

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Medical Pro Grateful for Years of Schwartz Service

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 @ 11:02 AM

We often get phone calls, emails, voicemails and letters from clients and colleagues telling us about the outstanding service they received from one of our associates. Recently, Schwartz Insurance Group received a letter from a medical professional who expressed her gratitude for Business Key Advisor Paula Vasse's long-time service. Here is an excerpt:

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Topics: Business Insurance, Client Testimonials

Proposed 2021 Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 @ 10:02 AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for benefit payment and parameters for 2021. CMS also released its draft 2021 actuarial value calculator and draft 2021 actuarial value calculator methodology.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Meet Core Value Award Winner: David Cooper - February 2020

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 @ 09:02 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, David Cooper has "lived" our core value of "Success Will Come."

Here's his story:

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

Are Toxic Employees Poisoning Your Company Culture?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 @ 11:02 AM

Every workplace has its fair share of slackers and toxic personalities, but it’s how an employer deals with those employees that solidifies its corporate culture as one of high or low performance.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Compliance Recap - January 2020

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

January was a busy month in the employee benefits world.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Suffering From Burnout? Our 24/7 Work Culture is Probably to Blame

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 @ 09:02 AM

Does the company you work for expect you to be available seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day? This type of workplace culture is becoming more and more common in the U.S. It’s no wonder that experts believe this practice is leading to increased health issues for employees, including stress-related anxiety and depression.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Advice on Preventing Winter House Fires

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Feb 7, 2020 @ 11:02 AM

House fires become more common as the weather gets colder. Each year, over 3,000 people are killed in home fires or die as a result of burn injuries, and eight out of ten fire-related deaths occur at home.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

Do You Have a High Suability Factor?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Feb 5, 2020 @ 10:02 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

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know About Handling Benefits When Employees are on Medical Leave

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Feb 4, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will:

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Strategies for Coping With Adult ADHD

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Feb 3, 2020 @ 09:02 AM

If you suffer from adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), you know how difficult dealing with everyday tasks can be – even if you’re obtaining treatment. But there are also strategies you can use to help keep symptoms in check at work, in public and at home (via webmd.com.)   

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement