News & Events

Friday, July 19th

July 2019 Newsletter

So many great things in this month’s newsletter: an important Compliance deadline, preparing your business for the unexpected, how to control commercial auto insurance costs, and a fun way you can help M&G celebrate our Employee Appreciation Party!


Friday, June 21st

Broker Smackdown Regional Champions!

As an insurance agency and as a business, we are always seeking ways to improve our practices by implementing new service strategies, investing in improved technologies, or developing our skillset and knowledge base.

One of the ways we do this is by utilizing the resources available to us by our peer networks such as the Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) or the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB). By sending as many individuals as possible to different events and conferences, we expose our
teams to new ideas and opportunities for growth.

Just this last month, we had a team of representatives compete in our region’s CIAB Broker Smackdown. This 2 1/2 day workshop is designed for emerging leaders to compete in a computer simulated insurance brokerage market where they are challenged to think strategically and make
decisions that agency owners make every day.

Daniel Gilman, Angela Toomey, Martine Domingues, and Mark Anelli went up against individuals from some of the largest and most sophisticated agencies in the nation AND THEY WON!

We had no doubt that they would rise to the challenge and come away champions. We are so proud of this team and are ready to cheer them on at Nationals in the fall!


Thursday, June 20th

June 2019 Newsletter

Tomorrow is the first day of summer, and while that is a great reason to celebrate, so is the release of our latest newsletter. Yay! Catch up on all things insurance and find out what Team M&G has been up to.


Wednesday, May 22nd

May 2019 Newsletter

Exciting things coming your way this month, including a chance to give back to the SLO community with the SLO Food Bank’s Hunger Awareness Day – happening June 7th!


Monday, April 22nd

M&G – Best Place to Work on the Central Coast

We are proud and honored to once again be named one of Pacific Coast Business Times’ Best Places to Work on the Central Coast! We have an amazing group of people that work hard every day for their clients and their coworkers and we are lucky that we get to have them on our team!


Monday, April 15th

April 2019 Newsletter

Not only does our April newsletter cover recent HR updates, compliance deadlines, benefits education, and commercial policies, but we are also announcing an exciting new project that we need YOUR HELP to accomplish!


Friday, April 5th

ThinkHR Employee Harassment Prevention Course

We are pleased to announce the release of ThinkHR’s Harassment Prevention Course for employees. This course incorporates the necessary state references to meet the standards for California’s sexual harassment prevention training.

Employers who employ five or more employees, including temporary or seasonal employees, must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of sexual harassment training to all nonsupervisory employees by January 1, 2020, and once every two years thereafter, as specified. Additionally, the state prohibits, in exchange for a raise or bonus or as a condition of employment or continued employment, employers from:

  • Requiring an employee to sign a release of a claim or right; or
  • Requiring an employee to sign a nondisparagement agreement or other document denying the employee the right to disclose information about unlawful acts in the workplace, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment.

Best Practices: Complete Training for Managers

Step 1: Within six months of placement or hire into a supervisory role.

Step 2: Must complete two hours of training every two years.

Step 3: Frequency of every two years or less with proof of training retained for two or more years.

The course name is Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers in California (AB1825/2053), Connecticut & Maine. Available in English and Spanish.

Best Practices: Complete Training for Employees

Step 1: As soon as possible upon hire, recommended within first 30 days of hire.

Step 2: Must complete one hour of training every two years.

Step 3: Frequency of every two years or less with proof of training retained for two or more years.

The course name is Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of California (SB1343) Available in English and Spanish.

For more details about ThinkHR Harassment Solutions or assistance registering your employees for this training, please contact Louise Matheny at lmatheny@morrisgarritano.com.


Tuesday, March 19th

March 2019 Newsletter

Not sure what to do with this extra hour of daytime that we have? We’d recommend checking out March’s M&G | exposure newsletter! This month we cover all sorts of topics: access to an online Employee Harassment Prevention training course, myths and facts of the ACA, understanding an EOB, and what to do if your homeowner’s rates are increasing.


Tuesday, February 26th

February 2019 Newsletter

February may only be 28 days long, but it’s not over yet! Finish out the month by reading up on some important information about new employee training requirements, the value of online benefits portals, and what steps to take when you have a workers’ comp claim.


Thursday, January 17th

January 2019 Newsletter

2019 brings about changes to California’s employment laws and some exciting changes to Morris & Garritano. Check out this month’s newsletter to learn about our friend and long-time insurance agent Frank Sheahan, new or updated labor laws, and what you can expect for heath care in 2019.