12 Tips for Preventing a Home Burglary

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 @ 11:06 AM

As noted in an informative HomeAdvisor.com article, a burglary takes place about every 18 seconds in the United States. That adds up to nearly 200 per hour and approximately 4,800 every day. These are startling statistics, but the good news is, the more you learn about burglary, the more effectively you can help protect your home and family.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

9 Tips for Preventing Attached Garage Fires

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jun 3, 2021 @ 11:06 AM

Attached garage fires accounted for about 2% of all residential building fires reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System from 2009 to 2011. Overall, 2% might not seem like a lot, but it equates to 6,600 individual fires resulting in 30 deaths, 400 injuries and $457 million in property damage. 

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Topics: Personal Insurance

8 Safety Tips for Grilling Out

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, May 27, 2021 @ 11:05 AM

'Tis the season for enjoying the outdoors and grilling out - and homeadvisor.com has shared a safety tip sheet that everyone would be wise to follow.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

Meet Core Value Winner: Greg Brenzel - May 2021

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, May 13, 2021 @ 10:05 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, Greg Brenzel has "lived" our core value of "Success Will Come."

Here's his story:

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

Paying Too Much for Your Personal Auto Insurance? Here are 5 Ways to Save Money

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Apr 27, 2021 @ 09:04 AM

There is a good chance that you may be paying too much for your personal automobile insurance. This is particularly true if you are unaware of the numerous auto insurance discounts out there in the marketplace. The following are discounts to ask about that may significantly affect your insurance premium.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

Important Safety Tips for Stormy Weather

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 10:04 AM

Every year, southern states are usually hit the hardest when it comes to spring storms and tornadoes. But severe (unpredictable) weather can strike in any area of the country.  

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

Strategies for Coping With Springtime Allergies

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Mar 26, 2021 @ 11:03 AM

Most people look forward to the arrival of spring, but many of us have a good (or bad) reason to dread the season: allergies. Irritating symptoms like itchy, swollen eyes, a runny nose and sore throat can make those warm, sunny days quite miserable.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Personal Insurance

A Guide for Insurance Terms & Definitions

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 @ 09:03 AM

Insurance jargon can be confusing to those who don’t use it every day (just like in ANY industry). But, with insurance, it’s important that YOU understand what the words on your policies mean so you can make informed and confident decisions about your coverage and know what questions to ask your agent.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Personal Insurance

Springtime Maintenance: A Checklist for Homeowners

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 @ 09:03 AM

It’s March, and you’re probably intending to reserve a weekend soon for the annual task of spring cleaning. Don’t forget that home maintenance – both indoors and out – should be a big part of the plan.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

A Prescription Drug Warning for Drivers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 @ 09:03 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