Homeowner’s Property Valuation

Are Your Clients Adequately Covered? While exact percentages vary, experts warn that a growing number of homeowners are underinsured. Inflation, fluctuating building costs, depreciation, and often, a misunderstanding of valuation methods are likely contributors to this trend. As a result, the importance of helping your clients properly assess the value of their home and belongings…

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OCI is Seeking Comment on Commercial Lines Modernization

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is seeking citizen and stakeholder comments on a proposed rule to exempt certain commercial property rates and forms from filing requirements.  Read the notice here. In summary, the proposed rule will: Reduce the premium threshold for the rate filing exemption for coverages for general liability, commercial automobile, crime,…

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Fire Safety Tips for the Warmer Months

It’s easy to associate at-home fire protection with the colder months with the use of space heaters, fireplaces, decorative candles, and tangled strings of holiday lights. But, just because we’re less inclined to turn the heat on doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still be vigilant when it comes to protecting ourselves and our property from fire hazards. As…

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PIA Testifies on Priority Legislation – April 7th Capitol Update

A few months into the Legislative Session and things at the Capitol are in full swing. There are now more than 20 bills that have been signed into law by the Governor, including two PIA priorities – and hopefully, more are on the way! Last week was an important step for PIA-backed Senate Bill 160/Assembly…

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Tips for Staying Safe While Driving in Fog

As we transition from winter to spring, you may encounter fog on your daily commute or while running errands. Fog occurs when Mother Nature mixes cold air and warm air, causing water droplets or ice crystals to float in the air. Depending on where you live and other factors you may experience it more frequently…

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DSPS to Resume Enforcement of Fire Sprinkler Requirement in Multi-Family Dwellings

Despite not having enforced these provisions in recent history, the Department of Safety and Professional Services will once again be enforcing compliance with fire sprinkler requirements stated in Wis. Admin. Code SPS § 362.0903 starting on April 19th, 2021. Former Attorney General Brad Schimel had previously issued an official opinion in 2017 declaring that these…

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