Wisconsin News

Wisconsin’s M3 Insurance Named an IIABA Best Practices Agency

M3 Insurance, based in Madison, Wis., announced it has been named a 2014 Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). M3 is one of only 206 insurance agencies from across the country to be …

Cost of Fire at Milwaukee Courthouse Totals $19.1M

Milwaukee County officials say the final cost of a July 2013 electrical fire at the county courthouse is $19.1 million. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the county’s director of administrative services said there has been a final settlement of insurance …

Lockton Adds Gabriel, Koslowski to Employee Benefits Team in Milwaukee

Independent insurance broker Lockton, has added Account Executive Tom Gabriel and Senior Account Manager Lori Koslowski to the employee benefits team in its Milwaukee office. Gabriel joins Lockton with more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits’ arena. …

Wisconsin’s R&R Insurance Services, Snyder Insurance Agency Merge

R&R Insurance Services Inc. announced it the merger of  Snyder Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency based in Oconomowoc, Wis. Both are well-established agencies in Waukesha County. R&R Insurance will be celebrating 40 years of service in southeastern Wisconsin next year …

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Names Lewis Director of Regional Sales

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies promoted Jim Lewis to director of regional sales for the central region of the country. Lewis will oversee sales operations in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin. Prior to his …

Wisconsin Town Wants to Upgrade Seawall, Redraw Flood Maps

Stevens Point, Wis., officials will soon found out if they can upgrade a Wisconsin River seawall so they can redraw flood maps. The Stevens Point Journal Media reports the upgrade could spare more than 200 families thousands of dollars in …

A.M. Best: Outlook Stable for Wisconsin Mutual Insurance

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Co. (WMIC), based in Madison. The ratings reflect WMIC’s solid capitalization, favorable balance …

Train Crash in Wisconsin Injures 2, Spills Oil

A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in Wisconsin, causing cars to derail, injuring two people and spilling thousands of gallons of diesel oil that prompted the evacuation of dozens …

Hailstorm Damages Crops in Northeastern Wisconsin

A severe hailstorm caused significant damage to crops in northeastern Wisconsin, farmers and researchers said. Matt Stasiak, an agricultural researcher, tells the Door County Advocate the hail crushed cherry trees, grapevines, winter wheat, corn and other crops in Sevastopol on …

Ellington Mutual Insurance Co. Ratings Downgraded, Withdrawn

A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating to B- (Fair) from B (Fair) and the issuer credit rating to “bb-” from “bb” of Ellington Mutual Insurance Co. (EMIC) in Hortonville, Wis. The outlook for both ratings remains negative. Concurrently, A.M. Best …