Insurance

COVID cravings: Employees want stability, emphasis on well-being

Two recent reports published during the pandemic reflect the desire among professionals for stability in their benefits packages. Now more than ever, the reports conclude, employers would be wise to think twice before making any changes to their employee benefits plans.

Study: COVID-19 treatment averages $14,500

According to a new report from M3 Insurance, hospital and other medical treatment for COVID-19 costs $14,573 per patient on average and coronavirus testing is about $102 per sample.

Officials encourage enrollment of health care coverage 

Gov. Tony Evers, Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable, and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm are encouraging Wisconsinites who have lost their health insurance coverage at any point this year to visit HealthCare.gov to enroll in health care coverage that works for them.

Medicare for All isn’t dead

If you thought the Medicare for All approach to medical insurance died along with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, you might need to rethink that.

New Brewers ballpark logo announced

American Family Insurance has unveiled the new logo identity for the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark to be renamed American Family Field beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

WPS expands VA health care delivery

WPS Health Solutions has joined Phoenix-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance to begin health care delivery with the new Department of Veterans Affairs Community Care Network in Region 4, encompassing 13 western states.

Does business insurance cover rioting and looting?

The unrest that gripped the nation last week in the wake of the police-involved murder of George Floyd made its way to Madison this past weekend, as Madison police report at least 75 businesses — a conservative estimate, some say — were damaged or looted or both when demonstrators took to the streets, particularly State Street.

AmFam plans more credits on auto policies

After issuing $50 refunds in April for each vehicle insured by its policies, American Family Insurance is again offering relief to customers, this time in the form of a 10% credit.

M3 joins risk management association

M3 Insurance has been named a new member of TechAssure, the international nonprofit association of insurance and risk management for technology-related risks.

AmFam to provide COVID-19 relief

Madison-based American Family Insurance and its foundation hopes to support COVID-19 pandemic relief with $6.8 million, including $50,000 for a Dane County-based relief effort.

TASC updates employer resource website

Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) has enhanced its TASC Responds website to include information for employers specific to navigating COVID-19 and associated legislative updates to employee benefits.

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