Aug. 19, 2015 – With rising health care costs, employers increasingly look to workplace wellness programs to reduce insurance premiums. Watch out for the legal traps in the complex web of state and federal nondiscrimination laws that apply to these programs, says Barbara Zabawa.
Dec. 17, 2014 – This is the fifth in a series of articles from the State Bar Insurance and Member Benefits Committee designed to help State Bar members better understand and evaluate their health insurance options in light of the changes coming under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This article is intended to be informational and is not an advertisement for insurance or giving tax or legal advice.
Nov. 19, 2014 – The open enrollment period to obtain or change health insurance plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has begun. In this article, the third in a series on choosing health insurance plans, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Insurance and Member Benefits Committee provides more information on navigating the system.
Alyce Armstrong bought a “landlord insurance policy” to insure a duplex she owned in Milwaukee. A fire caused substantial property damage to the duplex. Now the insurer, Allstate Indemnity, faces a bad faith claim by Armstrong’s estate.
Nov. 5, 2014 – In this video, Corrine Bultman of Bultman Financial Services answers some questions about the health insurance “marketplace” under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment is Nov. 15, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015, so now is the time to explore the options for yourself and your family.
Feb. 19, 2014 – Pollution exclusion clauses in insurance contracts may bar coverage for a number of pollutants that cause damage, including animal excrement or farm septage used for fertilizer. But as St. Paul attorney Stacy Ertz explains, this area is a bit unsettled.