Wisconsin News

M3 Insurance Promotes Schreiber to Surety Account Executive

Wisconsin-based independent insurance agency M3 Insurance has promoted Travis Schreiber to surety account executive. Schreiber serves as M3’s in-house surety expert and advisor, managing relationships between surety companies and M3 clients, and partnering with M3’s property/casualty sales team to ensure …

Iowa Agent Gets 41 Months in Prison for Defrauding Insurance Companies

A former Des Moines, Iowa, insurance agent was sentenced to 41 months in prison for insurance fraud, the Iowa Insurance Division announced. Melissa Ilene Williams, of Dike, Iowa, also was ordered to pay restitution for fabricating and submitting life insurance …

Wisconsin City Sues Organizer of Pub Crawl to Recoup Costs

The city of Oshkosh, Wis., is suing a man who organized a costly pub crawl without a permit. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports the city filed a small claims lawsuit against Joseph Kubiak for money it spent on police patrolling and …

Appeal Likely After $25M Medical Malpractice Award in Wisconsin

A Milwaukee, Wis., woman and her husband have been awarded more than $25 million in a medical malpractice case. The woman’s arms and legs were amputated in 2011 after a strep infection went undetected. A Milwaukee County jury determined Ascaris …

Wisconsin Insurer Fails to Activate Coverage for Nearly 300

Nearly 300 people who applied for stand-alone dental coverage from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Wisconsin through the federal health care exchange thought they had policies but didn’t have them activated, according to enforcement records from the state’s Office of …

New Wisconsin Law Aims to Protect Against ‘Storm Chasers’

There’s a new state law that aims to protect homeowners against unscrupulous contractors who offer to repair the sort of storm damage that occurred last week in southern Wisconsin. The law’s provisions seem to protect insurance companies as much as …

CNA Promotes Szabo to Commercial Underwriting Officer in Chicago

CNA Financial Corporation promoted Matt Szabo to assistant vice president, commercial underwriting officer for the Chicago, Illinois and Wisconsin branches. Szabo will work with leadership to provide additional strategic underwriting support for all areas of CNA’s commercial offerings. This includes …

Wisconsin’s AVID Risk Solutions, Brent Harris Agency Merge

AVID Risk Solutions of Madison, Wis., announced a partnership with the Brent Harris Agency of Prairie du Sac, Wis. The merger of the two companies is effective June 1, 2014. The Brent Harris Agency will continue to service current and …

Wisconsin Office Building Closure Delaying Some Workers’ Comp Checks

Some workers who have been injured on the job are seeing delays in their workers’ compensation payments, due to a fire that closed a major state office building earlier this month in Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the …

Wisconsin Researchers Test Affordable Wooden Shelters

Bob Falk is frugal and a realist. The research engineer at Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis. could have used expensive lumber, pricey nails and high-grade plywood in his tests to create an almost impenetrable tornado shelter made of wood. …