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Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Legislation Awaiting Executive Action

March 21, 2024

The peer-to-peer car sharing industry is relatively new and continuing to grow in Wisconsin and the greater United States. The concept is simple: just like platforms now let you rent out your home, platforms have emerged that are allowing users to rent out their cars. For those that rent their cars, they are earning extra…

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Jacques Appointed CEO of West Bend Insurance Company

March 14, 2024

WEST BEND, WI (March 12, 2024) – In a significant leadership transition, West Bend Insurance Company announced the promotion of Rob Jacques to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jacques, who has dedicated over 24 years to the company, also currently holds the position as President an appointment he’s held since 2022, where he represented the Commercial…

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What’s Behind Wisconsin’s Surging Rates?

March 13, 2024

By: Luke Strupp, CPIA | PIA Director As Wisconsinites traverse the new year, they may find themselves faced with an unwelcome surprise: more insurance rate hikes. Whether it’s auto, home, or health insurance, rising premiums seem to be a constant trend. But what’s driving this surge in costs for 2024? One significant factor contributing to…

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Security Camera Surveillance

March 5, 2024

Brought to you by: Security camera footage can be helpful in managing insurance claims. In addition to recording property damage or catching a burglar “in-the-act,” surveillance of every day activities around your client’s home or business can be useful when investigating liability claims. Business owners, in particular, are likely to face liability claims from customers…

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What Are We Doing About Cyber Liability?

February 28, 2024

By: John Strom, PIA of Wisconsin Vice President In the past few months, I have participated in many company meetings, agent discussions and CE classes. Everywhere that insurance folk gather, I hear the question, “what are we doing about cyber liability?” Cyber liability is the elephant in the room, and we need to talk to…

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Sen. Knodl and Rep. Donovan Receive PIA’s Legislative Excellence Award

February 8, 2024

On Tuesday, PIA board members traveled to the Wisconsin State Capitol to present the annual Legislative Excellence Award. The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin’s Legislative Excellence Award is given annually to a member of each house who demonstrates support for PIA priority issues and leads efforts to keep Wisconsin a flourishing place for independent agents…

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