News & Events

Wednesday, November 14th

Donations for Fire Victims

If you are looking for a way to help the fire victims, our friends at Meathead Movers are hosting a collection this week. There is a list of needed (new only) items on their website.

Donations can be brought to any of their locations through Thursday 11/15 by 6pm. They will also have a truck parked outside WineSneak in SLO from 5pm – 8pm today and Thursday.

Our SLO office is putting together a collection, so feel free to drop anything off with us and we’ll make sure it gets on the trucks.

Friday, November 9th

BAN Webinar: Top HR Tech Myths | Nov. 14th

Ever wonder about some of the things you hear about HR Technology? Then this webinar is for you. Josh Hoover, from Benefit Technology Resources, will walk attendees through the top myths coming up in the HR Technology industry today and how they may impact your organization and HR strategy. See whether these myths will be confirmed or debunked!

Myths such as:

  • Is a single database the best way to go in managing my HR strategy?
  • Will one database be able to cover all aspects of HR?
  • Will I outsource myself out of a job? Will today’s HR technology automate everything that I do today?
  • Does a higher price mean better solution when it comes to what’s available with today’s HR technology?

November 14, 2018

9:00 am to 10:00 am PST

This webinar is provided at no charge to the Smart Partners® of Benefit Advisors Network and their clients and friends. It has been approved for HRCI & SHRM CE approval.
If you have further questions please contact Morris & Garritano at 805-543-6887.


Legal Disclaimer: Benefit Advisors Network is not a legal entity and nothing herein should be construed as legal advice. Always consult an attorney on all legal and compliance matters. Benefit Advisors Network is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained herein. © Copyright 2018 Benefit Advisors Network. Smart Partners. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 9th

M&G No Shave November 2018

The men of M&G are on a mission to grow cancer awareness and raise funds for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center, but we need your help to make the month a success!

No Shave November is a month long journey in which participants forgo shaving to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose.

We will document the beard growing progress throughout the month and provide updates along the way. You can follow along by clicking the “interested” or “going” button on our Facebook event page, Morris & Garrtitano’s No Shave November. Feel free to leave comments with encouragement, support, or kind-hearted heckling to motivate our guys to keep it up!

While donations are of course appreciated, you can also help by spreading the word! Please share our Facebook event with your friends, family, colleagues – anyone who might be looking for a great cause to support! The more people we get involved, the greater impact we can make!

You can also help support our soon-to-be shaggy guys and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center by making a donation directly to the HCRC donation page,

Be sure to click on the Tribute Information box and donate “in honor of M&G No Shave November.” All donations are tax-deductible.


Monday, October 22nd

October 2018 Newsletter

Whether you are gearing up to take the kids out trick-or-treating, heading to a costume party, or curling up on the couch to watch a scary movie – our M&G | exposure newsletter is the perfect October treat. We are excited to announce two new honors awarded to M&G, along with a couple of upcoming HR seminars, some great information about Covered California, and insight into a particular commercial insurance coverage.

Wednesday, October 10th

M&G Awarded ‘Best Agency to Work For’ and ‘Agency of the Year’

We are excited to announce that Morris & Garritano was recently honored with not one, but two industry awards. Click on the publication covers below to read the full articles.

For the second year in a row, M&G was named one of Insurance Journal’s ‘Best Agencies to Work For.’ It is a true testament to the spirit of our employees that we have been able to maintain our culture while bringing in new team members and growing as an agency.

This award was based on our own employees’ nominations and responses to Insurance Journal’s anonymous survey about work-life balance, competitive wages and growth opportunities, community involvement, and overall job satisfaction.

Alternatively, from a client services perspective, we were recognized as one of three recipients in the nation for National Underwriter’s ‘Agency of the Year’. This award is based on an evaluation of our client services, claims-handling, employment of new technologies, agency marketing, and customer retention.

Thank you to our amazing employees, colleagues, and clients for trusting us to serve you and provide you with peace of mind throughout the years and for generations to come. We love what we do, and we love that we get to do it for all of YOU!







Friday, September 21st

September 2018 Newsletter

Summer might be winding down, but our M&G | exposure is just ramping up! This month’s edition is packed full of information about HR best practices, a cool new M&G website feature, reporting injuries to Cal/OSHA…just to name a few. Check it out!


Thursday, August 23rd

August 2018 Newsletter

Take a look at M&G through the years – you might recognize some familiar faces! We also have lots of great information for you this month, including: New Prop 65 Regulations, Valley Fever Awareness, and Accurately Insuring Property Values.

Friday, July 27th

July 2018 Newsletter

July may be coming to an end, but don’t worry, there is still time to fit in our M&G | exposure Newsletter! Important labor law updates,  ACA compliance reminders, a look inside M&G’s employee engagement practices, and so much more. Enjoy!

Monday, July 23rd

M&G Awarded IIABA Best Practices Status for Third Consecutive Year

We are pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, Morris & Garritano has been awarded the Best Practices status from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States.

The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices. Out of more than 1,500 nominees, only 262 independent agencies throughout the United States qualified for recognition as a 2018 Best Practices agency.

We are honored to maintain our Best Practices standing and will continually strive to be an ideal example of what a high-performance agency can achieve in serving their clients.


Tuesday, June 26th

Are You an ALE?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the requirements that come along with it can be overwhelming. Let us help you work through some of the elements, such as figuring out if you are an Applicable Large Employer. Here is a step-by-step process to get you started.