Home Burglary Prevention Tips

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 @ 11:04 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

5 Tips for Coping With Springtime Allergies

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 09:03 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 Spring Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 @ 11:03 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

Safety Tips for Stormy Weather

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:03 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: Personal Insurance

A Guide to Insurance Terms & Definitions

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Feb 25, 2020 @ 09:02 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

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, Core Value Winner, Personal Insurance

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

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