News & Events

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.

Friday, June 15th

June 2018 Newsletter

Can you believe that we’re already half way through the year?! Hopefully you have enjoyed these last six months worth of M&G | exposure and are looking forward to the next six months! So kick back, relax, and enjoy what we’ve put together for you this time around.

Tuesday, June 12th

Safe Driver Strategies

Do you have employees that operate a vehicle as part of their job duties? If so, than this video is for you!

Thursday, May 31st

Open Enrollment with Morris & Garritano

Are you ready for Open Enrollment? In this video we’ll go over what it is, what you can expect, and how we can help!

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.