News & Events

Monday, November 4th

3rd Annual No-Shave November!

The men of M&G are on a mission to grow cancer awareness and raise money for the Angel of Hope Fund, part of the Hearst Cancer Resource Center, but we need your help to make the month a success!…
(Be sure to list the event name “Morris & Garritano No-Shave November” in the comments box.)

The start of No-Shave November

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

We will document the beard-growing progress of our M&G gentlemen throughout the month and provide updates along the way.

Thank you for your donations, your support, and your help to share this with your friends, family, and coworkers.

Wednesday, October 30th

Featured Video: Are You and HMO or PPO Person?

When it comes to choosing the right type of medical plan for you and your family’s  needs, acronyms like HMO and PPO can make it seem obscure and complicated. 

Our short and to the point decision making video will clear up any confusion you may have and help you quickly identify which type of plan is best for you and your family.

This video is also available in Spanish, ¿Es major para usted un HMO o un PPO?

For more educational videos on employee benefits and healthcare, check out our full Benefits Video Library, in both English and Spanish.

Monday, October 28th

October 2019 Newsletter

Happy almost Halloween! What better way to celebrate the holiday than with the treat of of our M&G|exposure Newsletter? Features include updates to the Sexual Harassment Prevention Training deadline, an educational video to help determine if you are An HMO or PPO Person, and a special call-to-action for our upcoming No-Shave November Fundraiser.

Monday, September 30th

Featured Video: Key Benefits Terms Explained

Key Benefits Terms Explained

Premiums? Deductibles? Copays? All these different terms and components to medical plans are confusing. So, what does it all mean and why do you need to know?

Insurance jargon can make you feel like you’re sitting in the back seat of a taxi in a foreign country. How do you know if you’re being taken on a wild, roundabout, and expensive ride when what you really want is the shortest, most cost-effective path to good health and well-being? Today’s medical insurance market offers a maze of options to meet our society’s demand for choice and customization and with that comes differences in the price you pay for each component of your plan. If you understand how each of the different components works and how the components interact over the course of the calendar year, you will be able to quickly decide which of the options available has the right combination of convenience, quality of care, and affordability for you and your family.

In other words, understanding a few basic concepts is all you need to determine how much you will pay each step of the way. Getting clarity on the basic structure of medical plans allows you to easily compare the options and evaluated them based on your personal priorities and preferences. With this basic knowledge you can turn the medical insurance maze into a straight forward decision-making tool that empowers you to confidently compare plans and choose the best option available for you and your family.  

Put yourself in the driver’s seat by watching our quick educational video, Key Benefits Terms Explained.This video is also available in Spanish, Términos Clave de Seguro Médico Explicados.

For more educational videos on employee benefits and healthcare, check out our full Benefits Video Library

Thursday, September 26th

September 2019 Newsletter

Important updates, educational videos, and a few couple of awards sprinkled in just for fun. September was a good month!

Tuesday, September 10th

Ben Hoover Named in Top Forty Under 40

Please help us in congratulating Sr. Employee Benefits Advisor, Ben Hoover, in being named one of this year’s Pacific Coast Business Times Forty Under 40!

Ben is continually raising the bar at M&G and is always going the extra mile for his clients. This past year he became a Morris & Garritano shareholder, reinforcing his commitment to his clients and his coworkers. Outside the office, Ben has been on the Partner Advisory Board for must! Charities since its inception and dedicates his time to helping raise funds for various projects including the Food Bank Coalition and The Boys and Girls Clubs. You might not know it, but Ben also has the unique skillset of being an auction ringman and is very active in the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Mid-State Fair among other charity auctions throughout our communities.

Ben truly cares for the well-being of his clients and their employees. The work that he and his team does allows for many in our community to have peace of mind regarding their healthcare. Congratulations, Ben!

Thursday, August 29th

August 2019 Newsletter

What a month! Coming in just under the wire is our August edition. Learn about website ADA compliance from our guest contributors Carmel & Naccasha, find out which seminars are coming up, and see what really goes on at an M&G Employee Appreciation party!

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.