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SafetyNet™ Job Loss and Disability Insurance Launches in Mississippi

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Originally published on Globe News Wire on July 18, 2018 With more than 60 percent of Mississippi residents experiencing stress over paying bills, SafetyNet offers increased peace of mind over financial security MADISON, Wis., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SafetyNet, the insurance program that provides workers with an immediate lump-sum payment following an unexpected layoff, […]

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SafetyNet’s Mark Greene Featured on Bootstrapping in America

SafetyNet insurance team

Listen to TechWisconsin’s Matt Cordio talking with Mark Greene, SafetyNet’s director of innovation and product development, about our innovative income insurance program on Episode 22.

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SafetyNet Featured on TechWisconsin Podcast

SafetyNet insurance team

Listen to TechWisconsin’s Matt Cordio talking with Mark Greene, SafetyNet’s director of innovation and product development, about our innovative income insurance program on Episode 22.

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Recent SafetyNet Survey: Wisconsin’s Workforce Lives on Financially Shaky Ground

Wisconsin financial wellness survey by Safety Net

42% of Those Surveyed Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings First the good news: Unemployment in Wisconsin is at a remarkable low. Across the state the number of applications for unemployment benefits has fallen, and last spring the size of Wisconsin’s labor force hit an all-time high. What’s more, national employment trends continue to indicate […]

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Emergency Savings and Financial Well-Being: Q&A with Financial Expert J. Michael Collins

UW Professor J. Michael Collins

Emergency savings give people peace of mind—or what we like to call “financial well-being,” which is really defined as being subjectively OK with where you are. A big component of that is not worrying about stuff, being resilient to extra expenses, feeling in control. If you don’t feel like you can set [financial] goals and reach them, it makes you feel less financially well. That has negative side effects for people’s physical and mental health.

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An Insurance Policy That Kicks In After Unemployment

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Originally Published in Forbes How financially prepared would you be if you suddenly lost your job or became disabled? Chances are, not very. As a recent Federal Reserve study noted, 31% of Americans are “struggling to get by” or “just getting by.” The Fed has also found that nearly half of U.S. households would struggle to pay […]

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Is there insurance for that?

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Originally Published in Isthmus on April 13, 2017 By Joe Tarr CUNA Mutual finds a way to insure people against job loss and more After Steve Millen began to hear rumblings last year that the company he worked for might be in trouble, he started searching online for ways to prepare for a job loss. “I’d […]

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How SafetyNet™ Works: A New Kind of Income-Loss Insurance

How SafetyNet Insurance Works: A new kind of unemployment insurance

“Peace of Mind, Plain and Simple” According to a Federal Reserve report released last May, 46% of American’s surveyed said they did not have enough savings on hand to pay an unexpected $400 expense. Should they find themselves out of a job, a recent Bankrate Money Pulse survey suggested more than a third of those […]