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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Restaurant insurance, point-of-sale systems, and payments can be confusing; that's why we worked with The Hadfield Group to help us bring you all the information you need. Check out the helpful guide below: 1. Cloud Based Systems There...

Saturday, November 21, 2020

As the holiday season approaches and many consumers turn to online shopping for gifts this year, websites such as Etsy & Shopify are great places to find homemade, one-of-a-kind gifts. If you are someone who sells these kinds of...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Are you a private tutor looking to help students as they transition into the new school year? The 2020 back-to-school season is in full swing despite things looking quite different this year. Depending on county regulations, students...

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Our carriers are prepared to help those affected by the recent California Wildfires With over 360 wildfires burning throughout Northern and Southern California, hundreds of buildings and acres have already been destroyed. We want to...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Do you own an apartment building or other habitational property? Are you looking to buy a commercial investment property in California that includes habitational living space (whether mixed-use or strictly habitational)? If so and if...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Kizuna is a nonprofit organization based in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles that focuses on preparing the next generation of leaders within the Japanese American community. Their mission is to build a future for the community through the...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

What does AB 5 means for independent contractors and workers compensation? In regards to distinguishing independent contractors, California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) will go into effect on July 1, 2020. AB 5 refers to the classification...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Cyber Exposures While Working from Home As a result of the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the recently extended “safer-at-home” government orders, many companies’ employees are working...

Friday, March 13, 2020

As the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we want to make sure you continue to stay informed and are as prepared as possible. Create a Plan & Stay Updated Be sure to have a plan in place in case of an...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

When strolling around Little Tokyo, visitors will notice artworks on display in a variety of windows. These 10 artwork installations at different businesses, stores, and organizations throughout the community showcase the Windows of...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

This holiday season, we want to make sure you and your family stay safe. Here are 9 ways to avoid some of the most common causes of holiday fires: 1. Be Safe with Christmas Trees Place trees, wreaths and garlands 3 feet away from heat...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to an end, we want to make sure you are aware of how to protect your business in the event of a cyber-attack. The last thing your business needs is a data breach that holds your business...

Thursday, September 5, 2019

There are many discounts available that can help you save money on your auto insurance. Some of these discounts can be applied based on basic information you provide to your insurer or agent, such as your previous driving record or if...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Muzeo Museum and Cultural CenterAugust 25 – November 3 Many know that Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the epicenters for Japanese and Japanese American culture in Southern California. The historic neighborhood is...

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20 The 4th Annual Delicious Little Tokyo is here! Come out to Downtown L.A. this weekend to enjoy two full days of delicious food and fun experiences that showcase all that the Little Tokyo food scene...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tanaka Farms is an agricultural staple in Orange County, California. Located in a small valley in Irvine, the farm has become a place for people to get fresh produce, learn about farming and healthy eating, and simply enjoy being...

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Graduation season is here and that means thousands of college graduates are entering into the workplace. Many post-grads will be searching for a new vehicle to get them to and from job interviews and their new place of employment....

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Celebrate Small Businesses May 5th – 11th, 2019 Every year, National Small Business Week recognizes entrepreneurs and small business owners across the United States. The initiative celebrates the contributions and accomplishments...

Friday, March 8, 2019

A New Generation of Community Leaders In 2013, nine individuals from various Japanese American communities across California gathered to create the New Generation Nikkei Fund (NGNF). NGNF is a giving circle with three main goals: Build...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Anaheim, CA – January 18, 2019 – It is the mission of The J. Morey Company, Inc. and its related companies to meet the ongoing insurance needs and preferences of our customers. Effective January 1, 2019, the announced...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

With the government shutdown that began December 22, 2018, we understand that this can be a stressful and confusing time for federal employees regarding individual finances. If you are a federal employee having a difficult time making...

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Attention foodies: the best week to enjoy the Los Angeles food scene is here! dineL.A. is back and will take place January 11th – 25th featuring a variety of restaurants across LA county. Many restaurants are offering...

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Los Angeles’ Earthquake Early Warning App Released On January 3, 2019, the City of Los Angeles and AT&T formally announced the release of ShakeAlertLA – a smartphone app that alerts Los Angeles County residents of current...

Monday, December 17, 2018

Mochitsuki is the traditional pounding of rice to make mochi (rice cakes). Many Japanese people, and even non-Japanese people, participate in this activity around New Year’s to celebrate good harvest, welcome guests, and give...

Friday, December 14, 2018

The holiday season is here again which means it is time for holiday shopping! We know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift, so we thought we would help by bringing back our 12 days of holiday gift ideas. See the complete list of...

Saturday, December 8, 2018

ANAHEIM, California – December 7, 2018 – The J. Morey Company, Inc. is excited to announce Timothy Hino joined the company as Business Manager on December 3, 2018. Previously, Tim Hino was the Business Manager for the...

Saturday, November 10, 2018

ur carriers are ready to help those affected by the recent California Wildfires including the Woolsey and Camp Fire Wildfires With huge fires rapidly burning in both Southern and Northern California, hundreds of buildings and acres...

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In the lobby of the MAPFRE western region office in San Ramon, California, 1,000 gold paper cranes in the shape of the Commerce West company logo are framed and on display. This gift was presented to Commerce West in 1999 by Eddie...

Monday, October 29, 2018

As the month of October comes to an end, we say farewell and thank you to one of our long-time employees. Eiko Wakai has been working at The J. Morey Company for nearly 22 years; however, her last day of work before enjoying retired...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

From apple picking to running through corn mazes, Fall is the perfect season to go outside and do something fun, especially when you live in California. There are many Fall-themed activities, but sometimes the most fun ones are those...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Home Based Business: Direct Sales Consultants Do you own your own business and operate out of your home? There are many types of home-based businesses, but one that has become increasingly popular is the direct sales consultant. Direct...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Before social media we had over-decorated yearbooks and scrapbooks. These “pages” were filled with doodles, quotes, and song lyrics all expressing who we are as a person and what we were feeling at that specific moment in...

Friday, September 7, 2018

Japan House – Los AngelesIf you’re looking to discover something cultural and unique in Los Angeles, then Japan House is a must-visit. As a project of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan House Los Angeles...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

ANAHEIM, California – September 5, 2018 – The J. Morey Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Sara Hutter has joined the company’s marketing team as their Community Relations Coordinator. Hutter will help to manage...

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Is your Independent Contractor still considered an independent contractor? You might need to re-evaluate. Following the recent a href="http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S222732.PDF" target="_blank"...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, an amendment to California Workers Compensation Law (AB 2883) will change who may be excluded on a California workers compensation policy. Please note that this law does not apply to sole proprietors. Rules for...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

As of January 1st, 2018 there have been significant new laws that will affect California employers in the upcoming year. Here is a summary of them: Minimum Wage Increase The California minimum wage increases on January 1, 2018 from $10...

Thursday, August 31, 2017

This year, The J. Morey Company celebrated its 37th year of serving the community’s insurance needs. In reflecting on our recent anniversary, we thought we’d talk to our first client, Roy Minami, who supported our agency...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We've taken a break, but we're back with another J. Morey Journal! This month, we're featuring Naomi Suzuki, who recently celebrated 25 years with our company. We're truly grateful to her for all of her hard work over the years. Name:...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Last week, our Executive Vice President and COO Joshua Morey went across the pond to visit the Lloyd’s headquarters in London, England. He visited with a group from Mitsui Sumitomo, one of our partners who recently purchased...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Andrew is new to The J. Morey Company, but is not new to the insurance industry. Learn more about our newest team member in our one-on-one interview with him. Name: Andrew “Andy” Shimazaki | Account Executive What...

Friday, January 6, 2017

ANAHEIM, California – January 6, 2017 – The J. Morey Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Andrew Shimazaki has joined the company’s sales team as an Account Executive on January 4, 2017. Previously, Shimazaki...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

There is an upcoming change to California Workers Compensation Law (AB 2883), which will take effect January 1, 2017. AB 2883 will change who may be excluded on a California workers compensation policy and the criteria to exclude the...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

This is what I'm thankful for. This is why I work hard. Why I live. What gives me inspiration. What I love. What I protect. What I'm thankful for. Whether it is your family, a personal accomplishment, a small joy in life such as a home...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On Saturday night, we attended the Heavenly Treasures gala held in the beautiful Sony Studios atrium nestled in the middle of Culver City. The mission of Heavenly Treasures is to assist those in countries facing poverty by...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Holding onto the last bit of summer, we recently held a J. Morey Company picnic at Manzanita Park in Anaheim, CA. Tucked in a quiet neighborhood, it was the perfect spot to spend time outside of the office, enjoying each other’s...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This month, we’re featuring a long-time employee that we’re truly lucky to have on our J. Morey Company team. Nancy Lin has been with our company for 33 years and has had many roles within the company including personnel...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

We’re excited to feature another wonderful J. Morey Company team member, Carol Takasugi. Carol has been with our agency for 30 years and we are so grateful for all that she has contributed to our company. Thank you Carol! Name:...

Monday, April 18, 2016

1. Graduated from college? See if you’re eligible for an alumni discount! One of our former employees dropped by our offices recently for a meeting. Philip worked for our company when he was in high school and now works at...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This month, we’re featuring another face of The J. Morey Company that has been with us for many years. Mary Jo Gleaves is the Vice President of Regional Operations and has been with our company for 18 years. We wanted to...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

What’s the difference between Umbrella and Excess Liability Insurance Policies? Umbrella and Excess Liability policies are both designed to provide coverage above the limits of underlying coverage. The two policies are often...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Recently, we were looking to insure a new client’s car so we ran their driving record. It came up with an improper lane violation regarding the carpool lane. I had spoken to the person who referred the client to our office and...

Monday, November 7, 2011

In the Golden State, whether you’re in NorCal or SoCal, evidence of automobile financial responsibility is required on any vehicle operated or parked on California roadways. This evidence must be carried in your vehicle at all...