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Insurance Plan Endorsed Agency Program

Insurance Plan logoThe Wisconsin Association of School Boards Insurance Plan (Plan) Endorsed Insurance Agency (EIA) Program was introduced in January 2013. The EIA Program was developed to inform WASB members about insurance agencies that have a proven track record of knowledge about and experience with school districts’ and CESAs’ property and casualty and/or employee benefits insurance portfolios. It includes four insurance agencies specializing in serving the property and casualty and employee benefits insurance needs of Wisconsin school districts and CESAs. The firms’ qualifications and experience with Wisconsin public school districts was researched and vetted by the Plan Trustees.

For Property & Casualty Insurance:

For Employee Benefits Insurance:

These agencies were selected based on their knowledge, depth of resources, and experience in facilitating the provision of insurance and risk management services meeting the special needs of Wisconsin school districts and CESAs, and their willingness to collaborate with the Plan to expand programming in this regard. The EIAs have many at-no-additional-cost resources and programs designed to help districts and CESAs mitigate and prevent losses, and enhance employee health and productivity, all which serve to favorably impact WASB members’ financial status. The agencies have agreed to collaborate with the Plan to research and analyze loss and injury trends and programs which, by experience, result in better-than-average outcomes for participating school districts and CESAs. The EIAs have participated in WASB and Plan presentations and shared information to help school districts and CESAs use resources efficiently in order to focus on improving student achievement.

School districts and CESAs are encouraged to contact the agencies for more information.

In addition, as a WASB member benefit, the Plan continues to offer access to resources and insight from Gänder Consulting Group as a complimentary service. The firm, which sells no insurance, fields inquiries about a multitude of insurance-related topics. Call Joy Gänder at 608-286-0286 or email her at with your questions. Joy has worked with Wisconsin school districts and CESAs for nearly 25 years.

Insurance Plan Trustees

Barbara Herzog, Oshkosh, Chair
Andrew Maertz, Reedsville
Tim Sivertson, Elk Mound
Nancy Thompson, Waterloo
John Ashley, Secretary

Advisory Committee

Luke Francois, Waterford (WASDA)
John Gahan, Pewaukee (WASBO)

Primary Contact: Joe Koenig, WASB (, 608-512-1715)

These four firms have made a commitment to offer Wisconsin school districts and CESAs insurance and programs which meet districts’ ever-changing needs. That’s vitally important as school boards face the challenges presented by reduced budgets and legislative changes.

Tim Sivertson, Plan Trustee and Elk Mound School District Board Member

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All employees will benefit from the Endorsed Agency Program as the Plan and agencies work together to analyze and communicate ideas which yield the most favorable results for improving health and reducing injuries.
Nancy Thompson, Plan Trustee and Waterloo School District Board Member

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