What is Self-Insurance?
Some employers who are financially sound (and usually quite large) are "self-insured." An employer can only be self-insured if it obtains permission from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). DWD requires employers to demonstrate a very sound financial condition in order to be self-insured.
Information about self-insurance is available on DWD's Web site at: http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/wc/insurance/self_insurance_program.htm.