Category Archives: Small Group Insurance

2015 IIAW Employee Benefits Agent of the Year

Chris Hanson, president of Hanson Benefits Inc., was named Employee Benefits Agent for the 2015 year, by the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW).

The IIAW is one of the largest trade association’s in the state with over 5,000 independent insurance agents selling property, casualty, life and health insurance.

Matt Banaszynski, IIAW Executive Vice President says, “Chris consistently demonstrates an exemplary commitment to our Association, her business, and most importantly, her community. This award recognizes her work to serve in the public’s best interest by holding herself to the highest ethical standards while working to insure the American Dream.”

Chris Hanson & Matt

Important Announcement for Clients with Network Health

If you have Network Health Plan, please read this update.

You may have already read information about Network Health Plan and ThedaCare terming their relationship next July 2016. Our advice is to not worry yet.

  • If you a small group and have Network Health Plan, nothing will change before July 2016

  • If you have a Network Health’s Medicare Advantage Plan, nothing changes before July 2016

  • If you have a pre-ACA individual health plan with Network Health, again, no changes before July 2016

It’s too early to tell what will happen with the negotiations.  Until it’s a firm deal, anything can change in our world of the new Affordable Care Act.  Stay tuned, but relax and know nothing is changing yet.


To view the announcement from Network Health, click here

Good News: Small Group Definition Remains 2-50

members_wisconsin_nickel_hiresFinally, some good news with regard to the “Affordable Care Act” (aka ObamaCare). The President signed a bill (HR 1624) last week, to keep small group as defined by “less than 50 employees”. When the law was signed in 2010, small group was determined to change to “less than 100 employees” beginning January 2016. To read more, see the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Ted Nickel’s statement.