Think Twice Before Handing Out Your Social Security Number

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 @ 09:01 AM

Social Security numbers (or SSNs) used to be tied just to your Social Security benefits. Now, that number is tied to just about everything used to identify you. In this age of identity theft, your Social Security number is one of the most valuable – if not the most valuable – identifiers you have.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Personal Insurance, Company Security

Prescription Drugs: A Warning for Drivers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jan 10, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

Everybody knows that you shouldn’t drink and get behind the wheel of a car. However, not everyone realizes that prescription drugs can also impair a person’s ability to drive or operate machinery.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Personal Insurance

Agent Charlie Stoddard Receives Circle of Champions Award

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

Schwartz Insurance Group is proud to have hard-working employees who are second to none when it comes to dedication in their respective fields, and team member Charlie Stoddard is no exception. He was recently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of the top performing agents and brokers in the country. 

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Topics: SIG Community & News, Personal Insurance

13 Home & Personal Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Nov 29, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

The holiday season has arrived! Here are thirteen home and personal safety tips to keep you, your family, and your property and workplace safe:

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

How to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Nov 8, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Why do frozen pipes often lead to major problems for home and business owners? Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the "strength" of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

How to Interpret Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 @ 10:10 AM

After you see a doctor and receive your insurance statement, also called an Explanation of Benefits (EOB), trying to decipher the money you spent, the money you are due, and the money you owe can be very confusing.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Personal Insurance

Facts About Critical Illness Insurance

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Oct 21, 2019 @ 09:10 AM

As pointed out in an Employee Benefit News article, critical illness insurance has been around for three decades, but it’s still growing and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of employees.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Personal Insurance

A Fall & Winter Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Sep 23, 2019 @ 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

Hiring a Restoration Company? Here are 7 Questions to Ask First

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:08 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: Personal Insurance

Advice on Preventing and Dealing with Car Fires

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Aug 12, 2019 @ 09:08 AM

While it’s true that many car fires are caused by collisions, they are also often caused by problems with electrical wiring, the fuel system, or lit cigarettes that have been left in the vehicle.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance