News & Events

Wednesday, May 23rd

May 2018 Newsletter

This month’s M&G|exposure Newsletter is packed full of exciting announcements, including new awards, new faces, and a fun new way to learn about insurance! Don’t wait any longer – check it out now!

Tuesday, May 15th

Office Ergonomics

Not quite sure how you should place your arms, or where your feet should be planted? This quick video will give you the steps to properly set up your workstation so that it is comfortable, safe, and efficient.

Tuesday, May 15th

Morris & Garritano ranked #1 on Pacific Coast Business Times 2018 Best Places to Work List

Morris & Garritano Insurance (M&G) is once again reaffirming their position as a top employer. The Pacific Coast Business Times recently released their annual list of Best Places to Work on the Central Coast, and M&G came in at #1. CEO Brendan Morris is especially honored to be recognized for having a workplace that fosters collaboration, trust, support, and a little bit of fun. “We say it time and time again, but Morris & Garritano is the company it is today because of our employees.”

The Pacific Coast Business Times’ anonymous survey gathered information about M&G’s employee-focused culture, 133-year history, community involvement and outreach, as well as other recognitions they have received over the years. In 2017 they were included in Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies and were named Insurance Journal’s “Overall Best Agency to Work For” in the country.

As a third-generation family owned company, M&G is committed to living their core values: always be improving, love what you do, do the right thing, build collaborative relationships, and go the extra mile. Morris knows that what they have at M&G is unique. As he says, “Most people don’t grow up saying ‘I want to be in insurance’ yet we feel we can teach anyone about that. What’s important to us is building relationships with customers. We’re passionate about it.”

With offices in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria, Morris & Garritano shows no sign of slowing down.  Their family of 130 employees will continue to grow by focusing on “…hiring the right people and staying dedicated to our clients, our employees, and our mission and values.” according to Morris.

Wednesday, April 18th

April 2018 Newsletter

We don’t even know where to begin with this month’s newsletter – award winners, new technology, labor law updates, and a marathon – phew! Better check it out for yourself.

Monday, March 26th

Kerry Morris Named Top 50 Women in Business

Please help us in congratulating our COO, Kerry Morris, for being named one of the Pacific Coast Business Times‘ Top 50 Women in Business!

Kerry has worn many hats during her time at M&G. She is constantly leading by example and challenging our team to always be improving, learning, and creating a better experience for our clients. Thank you for all that you do for our office and for our community, Kerry. This is a well-deserved honor! #lifeatmg #womeninbusiness #pacbiztimes

Top 50 Women in Business winners announced, Garufis to headline the awards

Wednesday, March 21st

March 2018 Newsletter

What is your favorite thing about March? Is it all this rain we are getting…or the first day of spring….or March Madness? Or, is it that you get to read the March edition of M&G | exposure?! Our favorite is the last one – but we may be a little biased. Check out all the great articles in this month’s newsletter!

Wednesday, February 21st

February 2018 Newsletter

It may be a little past Valentine’s Day, but we still wanted to show you how much we care about you, with our February edition of M&G | exposure!

Monday, January 15th

TBD: AHPs and the ACA

Association Health Plans (AHPs) pre-date the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and while they have a limited California presence, their potential for expansion jumpstarted on January 4th.  The Department of Labor released proposed rules that may lead to the growth of AHP’s, probably beginning in 2019. These proposed rules are open for comment until March 6th and may change.  Since this has potential to influence the current small group and individual health insurance markets, it’s worthwhile to have context for the rules and understand their key components.

In California, the main examples of AHPs are Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs).  Our current limited number of MEWAs have functioned over the years.  However, some AHPs have a “checkered history,” according to a January 4th Kaiser Health News article by Julie Appleby. “A number have had solvency problems that left consumers on the hook for unpaid medical bills, while others have been fined for misleading advertising or failing to pay benefits.”

Hence, when evaluating these opportunities, brokers and employers have a lot of due diligence ahead of them.  Within the proposed rules, the association plans will form in two types:

  1. By industry, with up to a nationwide scope, either an existing association or one newly formed to host a health plan, or;

  2. By geographical region, which under some circumstances could be multi-state as well.


Friday, January 12th

January 2018 Newsletter

A new year, a new newsletter!  There a exciting things announced in this month’s newsletter, including two brand new videos showcasing the real Morris & Garritano. Be sure to check them out!

Friday, January 12th

Behind the Scenes of M&G

Over the last few months, we have been working on a project that we are so excited to now share with you!

In our monthly newsletter, I often talk about who we are at Morris & Garritano – the services we provide, the culture we nurture, and the commitment we have to our clients’ satisfaction. And I could tell you many more things, but I think it means so much more coming form the people that live our core values every day- our employees!

Together with 20|20 Creative Group, we have created two videos to showcase what it’s like to work with Morris & Garritano and what it’s like to work for Morris & Garritano.

These videos are featured on the Homepage, About Us page, and Careers page of our website; or you can watch them right here!










I hope you enjoy watching them and learn a little bit more about our company and our family.