The required notification period for altered terms to an insurance policy in Wisconsin is about to change. The Wisconsin Legislature has passed a bill that will reduce the notification period from 60 days to 45 days. A majority of states specify 30 days or less for altered terms notification, and carriers wanted to bring Wisconsin’s…

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Cyber Security Concept

Legislation to create cybersecurity standards for the insurance industry in Wisconsin has passed the Wisconsin Assembly and will likely pass the Wisconsin Senate, next week. This legislation (2019 Assembly Bill 819) creates standards for insurance businesses that will help protect customers’ private information from hackers.  Larger businesses will be required to conduct risk assessments, develop information…

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Bowling fun

By Ann Linstroth, CISR, PWCAM I just returned from my first (and certainly not last!) Winter Get-Away with the PIAW, at The Waters of Minocqua.  We had a record turnout of 130, this year, including 80 agents!  A big thank you to Heidi Hodel and Brenda Steinbach for organizing and staffing a spectacular conference. The…

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capital

Registration of public adjusters will become part of Wisconsin law if a bill that passed the state Senate on Tuesday is signed into law by Governor Tony Evers.  PIA of Wisconsin has lobbied in favor of regulating public adjusters who swoop into Wisconsin following natural disasters.  This is because some public adjusters convince desperate homeowners…

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New PIAW Website Home Page

The PIA of Wisconsin has launched a new website with a refreshed look for an exciting future. While the old website served its purpose well for a number of years, technology and user expectations have changed. For example, recognizing that an ever-increasing number of visitors are visiting piaw.org from a mobile device, we built the…

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WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) applauds the U.S. House for passing H.R. 1865, part of the federal government funding package that includes three of PIA National’s most important policy priorities: an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until September 30, 2020; the permanent repeal of the Cadillac Tax; and…

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