The Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund is a non-profit legal entity created by the Wisconsin legislature to protect Wisconsin resident policyholders in the event of an insolvency of a member insurance company. To provide this protection, the Association continues insurance policy coverage while paying the claims and other policy benefits under life, annuity, accident and health insurance policies.
The information provided in this Web site is general in nature and may not address a specific policy or issue. The intent of this site is to provide information about the Guaranty Association of Wisconsin. The terms and coverage of insurance products are very diverse and, as a result, it is difficult to make general statements about Guaranty Association coverage without reviewing a specific contract. The generalized information provided by this website should not be relied upon as legal advice. In addition, please refer to the Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund Act., Wis. Stat. Chapter 646, for a more complete explanation of the powers and duties of the Guaranty Association.
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In August of 1969, Governor Warren Knowles signed Wisconsin Act 144 into law. This act created Chapter 646 in the statutes to provide for an Insurance Security Fund to protect Wisconsin consumers by paying claims when insurer are liquidated. Later the Fund law was modified to provide for continuation of some policies. In its 50 years, the Fund has protected state residents in over 100 liquidations paying over $282 million in claims and provided continued coverage for thousands of life, annuity and disability policies.
Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment giving women the vote on June 10, 1919.