Press Release, Sept. 10, 2018- Careers in Insurance: Removing Barriers for Veterans to Advance in Wisconsin’s Workforce

​Last Updated: September 10, 2018

For more information contact: Elizabeth Hizmi, Public Information Officer, (608) 267-9460 or elizabeth.hizmi@wisconsin.gov

Careers in Insurance:
Removing Barriers for Veterans to Advance in Wisconsin's Workforce

Madison, WI—Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel highlights Wisconsin's insurance workforce to attract Veterans as they pursue a new career. Veterans are eligible for reimbursement of the $75 examination fee required to become licensed to sell certain types of insurance in the state of Wisconsin.

"Wisconsin is a great place for Veterans and their families," said Commissioner Ted Nickel. "With nearly 2,000 insurance companies operating in Wisconsin, we have the fifth largest insurance market in the country. Wisconsin's healthy and competitive market provides excellent career opportunities for Veterans to pursue." 

Insurance exams are administered through the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. On December 15, 2017, exams were certified by the Federal Veterans Reimbursement program to allow Veterans to receive full exam reimbursement in the state of Wisconsin.

The insurance exams eligible for the reimbursement program include life, accident and health, property, casualty, personal lines property and casualty, title, credit, and navigator. Veterans testing for life, accident and health, property, casualty, and personal lines property and casualty who previously held a license in those areas are also eligible for reimbursement.

There is no limit to the number of insurance exams a Veteran may take or the number of times a Veteran takes the same exam.

Veterans should visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp for guidelines and procedures regarding fee reimbursement. Questions about the program may be directed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1-888-442-4551 or under "Contact Us" select, "Ask a Question" at www.GIBILL.va.gov.

To learn more about insurance license types in Wisconsin, visit OCI's webpage for agents/agencies at oci.wi.gov/Pages/Agents/TypesOfLicenses.aspx.

 


Created by the Legislature in 1870, Wisconsin's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) was vested with broad powers to ensure that the insurance industry responsibly and adequately met the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens. Today, OCI's mission is to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.