Facts You Need About Medicare Supplement Insurance

The Antidote: Facts You Need about Medicare Supplement Insurance
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Facts You Need About Medicare Supplement Insurance

by Laura Kinart

The ins and outs of Medicare and supplement insurance can be confusing, and it is best for you to seek advice from an insurance expert who takes the time to fully understand your current situation and the future needs of you and your family.

Because WisMed Assure is the only insurance agency in Wisconsin working exclusively with physicians and the healthcare community (healthcare is our only business), we may be your best choice when it comes time to figure out what you need to do about Medicare and Medicare Supplement Insurance. Read More

Laura Kinart brings over 18 years of industry experience to WisMed Assure. She currently specializes as a property casualty Account Executive, working with the agency’s large physician groups, hospital and health systems clients. In the recent past, Laura spent a year working exclusively consulting clients on Medicare Supplement programs at WPS.

Digital Renewal Applications:

Be on the lookout for emails from our Indio platform notifying you of digital forms and applications pertaining to your insurance renewals. The emails will have an agent’s name on it, however the email address will be noreply@useindio.com.

For information on how to navigate this digital experience, please watch this brief overview.

Additional questions can be answered by your agent.

How to Get Ideal Long-Term Disability for Your Specialty Group

by Dave Serena

The simple truth is specialty physician groups need special treatment in order be fully protected from the financial hardships a disability can cause.

Finding the ideal LTD insurance for your specialty group usually begins with a conversation with an experienced insurance advisor who recognizes the unique vulnerability of your specialty.

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Dave Serena has been an Insurance Advisor with Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance Services since 1995. Working exclusively with Physicians – he has more than 800 active clients – Mr. Serena provides guidance for income and asset protection. He is dedicated to working with Residents, Fellows, and practicing Physicians and their families. Mr. Serena is a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He is the recipient of the National Association of Life Unerwriters’ prestigious National Quality Award.
Did you know that the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund maintains your personal malpractice coverage records?  Click here to view.
Whether or not your employer is handling your malpractice coverage, you should check your account regularly to make sure you are keeping up with this legal obligation. Any unaddressed noncompliance issues will not only affect your coverage in event of a claim, but it may prevent you from renewing your Wisconsin medical license.
Fund staff is available to answer any questions you have. You may contact the Fund at (608) 266-6830 or ociipfcf@wisconsin.gov

Dear Doctor ,


The current COVID-19 epidemic is causing significant financial disruption across our society. Many employees, including physicians and their teams, are experiencing pay cuts or being furloughed or laid off. Small physician groups and solo practitioners are being forced to close their practices.


To explore the extent of this disruption and allow physicians to share their thoughts and experiences, the Wisconsin Medical Society has scheduled a zoom video meeting on Thursday April 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

The session will utilize a professional facilitator and be hosted by Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA, CEO of the Wisconsin Medical Society and Joel Charles, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic, Vernon Memorial Healthcare.


Please forward this to your colleagues who might benefit from this meeting – all physicians are welcome.


Thank you for all you do to care for your patients and communities.

Legislature votes on COVID-19 package

Yesterday the Legislature passed and Governor Evers signed a package (Act 185) aimed at dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The package contained a myriad of proposals, but focused primarily on health care, unemployment and schools.

Read more about it here.

IRS Releases 2019 Instructions for Form 8994: Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
Read more.
We are monitoring the ongoing developments for your insurance coverage options. For all the latest have a look at our Covid-19 resource page here.

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