Last Updated: August 2, 2021
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Auto Insurance | Consumer's Guide (PI-057)
Explains the types of coverage provided in an auto insurance policy, how to shop for insurance, and collision damage waiver coverage for rental cars.
Seguros de Automóvil | Guía del Consumidor (PI-157)
Explica los tipos de cobertura proporcionados en una póliza de seguro de automóvil, cómo comprar un seguro y la cobertura de exención de daños por colisión para automóviles de alquiler.
Auto Insurance - Frequently Asked Questions (PI-233)
Frequently asked questions about auto insurance policies, Wisconsin's Financial Responsibility Law, the claims process, cancellation/nonrenewal, and more.
Teenagers and Auto Insurance (PI-200)
Provides information on buying car insurance, saving money, and how underage drinking affects your insurance premium.
Tips for Saving on Auto Insurance (PI-218)
A number of factors contribute to the price insurance companies charge for auto insurance. Here are some tips to remember when trying to get the best value for auto insurance.
Learn about insuring boats, atvs/utvs, golf carts, motorcycles, personal watercrafts, and recreational vehicles.
After a Storm Hits (PI-237) Offers a quick reference list of insurance tips for dealing with the aftermath of severe weather.
A Brief Guide to Renter's Insurance (PI-017)Explains the basic coverages included in a renters insurance policy and gives tips on how to purchase renters insurance.Insurance Needs When Buying a Home | Consumer's Guide (PI-100)Provides information on homeowners, flood, private mortgage, and title insurance and discusses other insurance options to consider when buying a home.Buying a Home—Insurance Terms to Remember (PI-221)Learn the terms you need to know when buying a home.Condominium Insurance (PI-068)Explains the basic coverages included in a condominium unit owners policy.Homeowners Insurance | Consumer's Guide (PI-015)Explains the basic coverages included in homeowner's and tenant's insurance policies, the types of policies, what you should do if you have a loss, and the Wisconsin Insurance Plan.Flood Damage (PI-240) Frequently asked questions about flood insurance, damage from sump pump overflow, the National Flood Insurance Program, and more.Homeowners Insurance (PI-232)Frequently asked questions about homeowners insurance.Insurance Tips for Farm Owners (PI-239)Tips and resources for farmowner insurance policyholders.Manufactured Home Insurance (PI-066)Explains the basic coverages included in a mobile home insurance policy.Personal Property Home Inventory (PI-224)A personal property home inventory guide to use to list all the items that you have in your home.Settling Property Insurance Claims | Consumer's Guide (PI-084)Provides information on what to do after a loss, how to settle an insurance claim, flood insurance, and tips on what to do before a loss.Tips for Saving on Homeowners Insurance (PI-219)Learn how to save money on your homeowners insurance with these helpful tips.Understanding Home-Sharing in Wisconsin (PI-235)Provides information to potential guests and hosts on important insurance considerations for home-sharing.
Life Insurance Coverage and AIDS (PI-064) Not currently available. Contact OCI if you have questions.Summarizes rules regarding life insurance and coverage for AIDS and includes Resources for Persons with a Positive HIV Test/The Implications of Testing Positive for HIV (OCI 17-001).NAIC Life Insurance Buyer's Guide
The link above will bring you to the NAIC's Life Insurance Buyer's Guide.State Life Insurance FundInformation about the State Life Insurance Fund that offers life insurance to Wisconsin residents. This also includes a rate table and application information. For more information, call 1-800-562-5558 (Wisconsin residents only).Understanding Annuities | Consumer's Guide (PI-214)Explains the different types of annuity contracts, describes the various contractual features and discusses how to shop for an annuity.NAIC Buyer's Guides for Annuities The link above will bring you to the National Association of Insurance Commissioner's publications page. The buyer's guides provide consumer information about the different types of annuities.
After a Storm Hits (PI-237)
Offers a quick reference list of insurance tips for dealing with the aftermath of severe weather.Documents and Records (PI-223)Provides a list of documents that will need to be replaced if they have been destroyed and whom to contact for replacements.Credit Insurance (PI-205)Frequently asked questions about credit insurance.
CybersecurityWisconsin insurance consumers are better protected thanks to 2021 Wisconsin Act 73. Read more about this law and how to secure your data and stay safe online.
Insurance Terminations, Denials, and Cancellations (PI-024)Summarizes the laws dealing with notice requirements when insurance coverage is terminated.C.L.U.E. (PI-207)Tips to help you understand how claims information obtained from a C.L.U.E. report may affect your insurance premiums.
Insurance 101 - Insurance Basics for College Students (PI-215)Provides information about the types of insurance college students should consider when going away to school.Insurance Complaints and Administrative Actions (PI-030)Annual reports summarizing complaint activity and enforcement actions.Other Sources of Help (OCI 51-051)Provides information on Small Claims Court.Tips for Buying Insurance Online (PI-220)Helpful tips to protect yourself when buying insurance on the Internet.Understanding How Insurance Companies Use Credit Information (PI-204)Tips to help you understand how your credit information may be used and how it may affect your insurance premiums.Volunteers and Insurance (PI-236)Tips for understanding volunteer insurance for volunteers and organizations. This also provides a list of insurance carriers offering volunteer driver coverages.Wisconsin Insurance News
The Wisconsin Insurance News is published quarterly by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to provide interested parties with information affecting regulation of the Wisconsin insurance market.Wisconsin Insurance ReportThe Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is required by statute to submit a report to the Governor and to the legislature that includes an organizational chart of the Commissioner's Office, a general review of the insurance business, a summary of complaints, a summary of rules promulgated, a list of insurers authorized to do business in the state, a list of all revocations of licenses or certificates of authority and any legislative changes.
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