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Proactive Workers’ Compensation Claim Mitigation Strategies

Proactive Workers’ Compensation Claim Mitigation Strategies Reducing hazards in the workplace can be effective at minimizing accidents and workers’ compensation claims. However, even with proactive safety measures, accidents do happen and the claims process can be a difficult one for employers to navigate. When managing these claims and working with their injured employee, there are…

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Jennifer DeGeorge Named 2024 PIA National CSR of the Year

Jennifer DeGeorge Named 2024 PIA National CSR of the Year Madison, WI – After being selected as Wisconsin’s Outstanding CSR of the Year, Jennifer DeGeorge, CIC of Vizance Insurance in Hartland, WI has been named the 2024 PIA National CSR of the Year. The PIA National CSR of the Year award is given annually by the…

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Non-Compete Clauses Banned: Updated Contract Templates for PIA Members

Non-Compete Clauses Banned: Updated Contract Templates for PIA Members By: Pete Hanson, CAE, CISR | PIA Executive Director On April 23rd, the Federal Trade Commission approved a new regulation banning most U.S. employers from utilizing non-compete agreements. Not only will current non-compete agreements become invalid, but employers will have to notify employees in writing that…

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FTC Bans Non-Compete Agreements

FTC Bans Non-Compete Agreements By: Pete Hanson, CAE, CISR | PIA executive Director The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Tuesday approved a new regulation banning most U.S. employers from utilizing non-compete agreements. Not only will current non-compete agreements become invalid, but employers will have to notify employees in writing that those agreements are no longer…

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Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Legislation Awaiting Executive Action

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Legislation Awaiting Executive Action 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…

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Jacques Appointed CEO of West Bend Insurance Company

Jacques Appointed CEO of West Bend Insurance Company 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…

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What’s Behind Wisconsin’s Surging Rates?

What’s Behind Wisconsin’s Surging Rates? 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?…

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Security Camera Surveillance

Security Camera Surveillance 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…

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What Are We Doing About Cyber Liability?

What Are We Doing About Cyber Liability? 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…

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

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

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