Wisconsin News

Midwest States See Gains in Health Insurance Coverage

Several Midwest states report significant drops in the number of residents without health insurance. New data shows nearly 200,000 Wisconsin residents gained some form of health insurance between 2013 and 2015. In Illinois, under the Affordable Care Act, the number …

Wisconsin Gun Shop Gets Sued by 2 More Wounded Officers

A second lawsuit is set for trial against a U.S. gun shop after a jury in October found the store negligently sold a gun used to injure two Milwaukee police officers. The new case involves two different injured officers who …

Wisconsin Asbestos Lawsuit Reinstated by Appeals Court

A Wisconsin appeals court has reinstated a woman’s lawsuit alleging asbestos at a number of Milwaukee businesses killed her husband. Sandra Brezonick filed a lawsuit in 2012 against a number of companies alleging her husband, John Brezonick, suffered from asbestos …

Wisconsin Insurance Regulators Implement Electronic Filing Tool

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announced the State Based Systems (SBS) implementation for Wisconsin, making it the 29th state to license SBS. SBS is an electronic filing tool created for NAIC members to increase efficiency in regulatory functions. …

Ridesharing Service Expands to 5 More Wisconsin Cities

The ridesharing service Uber is expanding to five more Wisconsin cities. Uber already operates in Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay. Thursday it rolls out in Wisconsin Dells, Lake Geneva, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha. The Journal Sentinel reported the expansion comes …

Wisconsin Couple Sues Over Sinkhole Injuries

An Eau Claire, Wis. couple is suing the Village of Boyd over injuries caused by a sinkhole on one of its streets. Thomas and Dawn Stagliano are seeking unspecified damages in Chippewa County Circuit Court. Their lawsuit says Thomas Stagliano …

Wisconsin Dairy Co-Op Cited in Grain Bin Death, Fined $193K

A federal worker safety agency is proposing a $193,000 fine against a Wisconsin dairy co-op after a man died in a grain bin in November. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on May 11 announced it was citing Burnett Dairy …

Compass Specialty Risk Launched in Wisconsin

Compass Specialty Risk LLC, a new wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent has commenced national operations. The firm is headquartered in Middleton, Wis., with another office in Sacramento, Calif. Compass Specialty Risk is led by Michael R. Morman, who …

Wildfires Burn Buildings, Cause Evacuation in Central Wisconsin

Six buildings caught fire and 15 homes had to be evacuated as warm weather and dry conditions helped fuel wildfires in central Wisconsin. Catherine Koele, the wildfire prevention specialist for the state Department of Resources, says three houses and three …

SECURA’s Huiras to Retire, Wright Promoted to VP-Claims

Scott Huiras senior vice president–Claims at Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance is retiring August 2015 after 38 years of service. The company has promoted Larry Wright to vice president–Claims to take over leadership of its claims division upon Huiras’ retirement. Huiras …