Schwarz Insurance Blog

May 29, 2014 @ 12:00am

Top Five Boat and Motorcycle Safety Tips

1. Don't Drink and Drive

According to the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) traffic safety report, of the 4,323 motorcyclists killed in 2011, 33% (1,426) were under the influence of alcohol.  For recreational boaters, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol was the leading contributing factor of fatal accidents, accounting for 17% of all recreational boating deaths in 2012.  Make sure you're aware of your state's driving and boating blood alcohol content limits, and if you're above the legal limit, give the keys to a sober driver, call a cab, or wait to sober up - anything except drinking and driving!

2. Wear Proper Safety Devices

According to estimates from the NHTSA, in 2011, wearing a helmet saved more than 1,600 riders' lives, and another 700+ may have survived had they been wearing one.  However, in addition to wearing a helmet, motorcyclists should always wear the proper gear in case of an accident or skid.  Wearing leather clothing, nonskid-soled boots, and leather gloves will all help protect you from injury if you were to fall off your bike.

For boaters, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2012, nearly 71% of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, with 84% of those victims not wearing a life jacket.  Before going boating, make sure you're aware of the federal and

May 27, 2014 @ 12:00am

Schwarz Insurance is Recognized in The Hanover’s President’s Club

The Hanover Insurance Group recently honored Schwarz Insurance Agency with an appointment to its President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country. 

It is the fourth consecutive year Schwarz Insurance has been honored by The Hanover.  The award recognizes the top 5% of The Hanover’s 2,500 partner agents in the United States.  Tom Schwarz of Schwarz Insurance recently attended the company’s national business conference.

“Schwarz Insurance exemplifies what it means to be a truly professional independent agent, providing expert insurance advice, dedicated service and a broad range of products to meet the needs of its customers.” said Fred Eppinger, President and CEO of The Hanover.

“We are proud to have earned the honor of The Hanover’s President’s Club,” said Tom Schwarz, partner at Schwarz Insurance. “This achievement is a reflection of the successful partnership we have developed with The Hanover. We are very pleased that The Hanover has recognized our team for its excellent work and dedication on behalf of our customers.”

Schwarz Insurance – At a Glance

  • Based in Prairie du Sac with branch offices in Middleton, Lodi, Richland Center, Baraboo, Marshfield and Spring Green.
  • Established in 19
May 27, 2014 @ 12:00am

Schwarz Insurance is Recognized in The Hanover’s President’s Club

The Hanover Insurance Group recently honored Schwarz Insurance Agency with an appointment to its President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country. 

It is the fourth consecutive year Schwarz Insurance has been honored by The Hanover.  The award recognizes the top 5% of The Hanover’s 2,500 partner agents in the United States.  Tom Schwarz of Schwarz Insurance recently attended the company’s national business conference.

“Schwarz Insurance exemplifies what it means to be a truly professional independent agent, providing expert insurance advice, dedicated service and a broad range of products to meet the needs of its customers.” said Fred Eppinger, President and CEO of The Hanover.

“We are proud to have earned the honor of The Hanover’s President’s Club,” said Tom Schwarz, partner at Schwarz Insurance. “This achievement is a reflection of the successful partnership we have developed with The Hanover. We are very pleased that The Hanover has recognized our team for its excellent work and dedication on behalf of our customers.”

Schwarz Insurance – At a Glance

  • Based in Prairie du Sac with branch offices in Middleton, Lodi, Richland Center, Baraboo, Marshfield and Spring Green.
February 07, 2014 @ 12:00am

2014 Integrity Leadership Circle

We are excited to announce that we have been recognized by Integrity Insurance as a 2014 Integrity Leadership Circle Agency. To become a member of this elite list an agency must meet specific qualifications with Integrity Insurance.

Qualifications include:

  • $1,000,000 or higher direct written premium
  • Earned profit sharing two of the last three years
  • Three-year loss ratio of 55% or lower
  • Premium growth commensurate with Integrity's growth in the past year
  • Integrity partner for at least three years
  • A strong relationship with Integrity
January 31, 2014 @ 12:00am

Schwarz receives top agency award

Schwarz Insurance was recently recognized as one of the top performing agencies of 2013 for Secura Insurance Company.  Brian Schwarz accepted the award at the Premier Agent Professional Development Conference in Florida.  To qualify for the award agencies had to meet specific criteria based on premium volume, profitability, growth, retention, and loss history with Secura.

Click here to view the full article on the Secura Insurance website.

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