insurance

Insurance leaders detail uncertainty of overhaul

Leaders say problems will be worked out as everyone understands system

The leaders of four major health insurance companies in Wisconsin say the roll out of new private market exchanges under the federal health care law will be filled with uncertainty and horror stories.

Study: Better health coverage can save money

Economist: Covering vulnerable people can save money

A new study suggests that the cost of expanding health care coverage could be softened by the money saved from fewer high-cost hospital stays.

Bargaining over health benefits narrowed

Proposal would put appeals court ruling into law

Public safety workers could collectively bargain over their health insurance premiums but not other costs of their plan under action taken by the Legislature's budget committee.

Budget committee approves $50 tobacco use fee

Anti-smoking groups oppose change

State workers who smoke would have to pay $50 more per month for health insurance under a Gov. Scott Walker proposal that has won approval by the Legislature's budget committee.

Erpenbach says he'll work with GOP on Medicaid deal

Gov. Walker proposed rejecting expansion

Democratic state Sen. Jon Erpenbach says he will be talking with Republican lawmakers about accepting a federally funded Medicaid expansion that ends after a certain period of time.

Advocates for poor question Walker's Medicaid plan

Walker said more people will get coverage

Advocates for the poor in Wisconsin are questioning whether Gov. Scott Walker's plan to move more people off of state Medicaid plans and onto a federal marketplace where they will purchase private insurance will work as promised.

Report: Argyle man wanted to collect $156K insurance

Wand faces three homicide charges in deaths of his children

Search warrant documents allege that a southwestern Wisconsin man accused of killing his three sons in a house fire last week hoped to collect $156,000 in insurance.

Report: Argyle man wanted to collect $156K insurance

Wand faces three homicide charges in deaths of his children

Search warrant documents allege that a southwestern Wisconsin man accused of killing his three sons in a house fire last week hoped to collect $156,000 in insurance.

Sentry Insurance cuts office jobs, agents

Company restructuring home and auto coverage

Sentry Insurance says it's cutting 27 office jobs in central Wisconsin and 144 home-based agents as it restructures its strategy for selling personal line policies. Those policies are generally home and auto coverage.

Sentry Insurance cuts office jobs, agents

Company restructuring home and auto coverage

Sentry Insurance says it's cutting 27 office jobs in central Wisconsin and 144 home-based agents as it restructures its strategy for selling personal line policies. Those policies are generally home and auto coverage.

Madison Doctors Working To Help Patients Heal Faster

Instead of a patient sitting through several appointments before his primary doctor referrers him for physical therapy, Madison?s Group Health Cooperative has decided to offer physical therapy in their urgent care unit."One of our doctors saw an article on physical…