Last Updated: April 13, 2016
Wisconsin law, s. 15.04, Wis. Stat., provides that heads of independent agencies may create and appoint such councils and committees as the operation of the agency requires. The insurance law, s. 601.20, Wis. Stat., authorizes the Commissioner of Insurance to create advisory councils and committees to assist in dealing with regulatory problems. The Commissioner is to provide by rule for the creation, governance, duties, and termination of any council or committee that is established. The expert advice provided the Commissioner through these councils results in more efficient regulation of the insurance industry to the benefit of insurance consumers and insurers.