Matt Schwartz

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7 Fall & Winter Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Sep 22, 2020 @ 09:09 AM

Summer is officially over and winter is just around the corner. Now is a good time to prepare your home for cooler temps and unpredictable weather conditions.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

Webinar: How Employers Can Use Medical Loss Ratio Rebates and Other Health Insurer Refunds

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Sep 18, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Join us this month for an overview of the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) and when employers will be entitled to an MLR rebate. We will discuss employer obligations regarding MLR rebate funds or other insurance refunds and the options that are available to employers when keeping a portion of the rebate and distributing a portion of the rebate to plan participants.

This webinar will:

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

What You Need to Know about Health Flexible Spending Accounts - Updated

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Sep 16, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

A health flexible spending account (health FSA) is a pre-tax account used to pay for out-of-pocket medical care costs for a participant as well as a participant’s spouse and eligible dependents.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Restoration Company

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 09:09 AM

Whether your property’s been damaged by a flood or fire or you simply need your roof repaired after a hail storm, hiring the right restoration company is key. To find a reputable business, you need to do more than search for online ratings and reviews – you need to find out specific information about the company itself.     

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

Compliance Recap - August 2020

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 10, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

August was a relatively busy month in the employee benefits world.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

Meet Core Value Award Winner: Jenna Corwin - September 2020

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Sep 8, 2020 @ 09:09 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, Jenna Corwin has "lived" our core value of "Building on a Legacy." 

Here's her story:

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Core Value Winner

Six Tips for Parking Lot Safety

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Sep 4, 2020 @ 09:09 AM

Everyone seems to be in a hurry these days, both on and off the roads. Add a normal dose of distractions to the mix and this can lead to problems on the highway as well as in parking lots.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

The Differences Between Long-Term Care and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Sep 1, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

Younger employees have a tendency to believe they will always be healthy. They don’t worry about the future and the possibility that they could become disabled. As the years go by, it becomes more and more likely that a person will have an injury or illness that will mean at-home custodial care will be necessary, or they will need care at a nursing home or an assisted-living facility.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

Federal Requirements for Fully Insured and Self-Funded Plans

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Aug 28, 2020 @ 11:08 AM

Updated August 2020

A plan sponsor’s requirements under federal law will vary depending on factors such as group health plan design, size, grandfathered status, and whether the plan is fully insured or self-funded.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Schwartz's Spring Donation Drive Benefits Recovery Center

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Aug 26, 2020 @ 10:08 AM

Schwartz Insurance Group always strives to give back to the community. Our Volunteer Committee’s spring charity event was a donation drive to benefit Stepworks, an addiction treatment center with locations throughout the state of Kentucky.

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Topics: SIG Community & News