Guest view: Private sector can lift up workers

Originally Published in the Quad-City Times on May 3, 2018 By Danielle Sesko By the end of August, The Bon-Ton’s liquidation bankruptcy will mean the closing of 15 Younkers stores in Iowa, as well as one Herbergers location. Around the United States, these will be among 12,000 retail store closings expected in 2018 — up […]

Renter SafetyNet Offers Protection to Property Owners and Tenants

Originally Published in Isthmus on March 22, 2018 By Joe Tarr Danielle Sesko remembers talking to a landlord from the Fox Valley area. The woman had a great, reliable tenant for five years. But then the man became temporarily disabled and lost his income, and could no longer pay his rent. “She knew him, she […]

CUNA Mutual Targets Landlords With Launch of Renter SafetyNet

Originally Published in Coverager on Dec. 5, 2017 By Shefi Ben-Hutta CUNA Mutual Group’s innovation lab is up to something, and that something is called ‘Renter SafetyNet’; a program launched in Wisconsin to offer landlords coverage against loss of income. “An income loss can throw a family’s financial security into jeopardy, making it difficult to pay […]

New Insurance Program Helps Pay Rent in Wisconsin

Originally Published by WDJT – Milwaukee on Dec. 6, 2017 By Jessica Tighe A new Wisconsin startup just launched to help when people can’t make rent. Renter SafetyNet works directly with landlords, but ultimately benefits renters too. Landlords pay a minimum of 5 dollars per unit, per month for the insurance. Then if a tenant […]

CUNA Mutual Group Launches Renter SafetyNet in Wisconsin

Originally Published on Dec. 5, 2017 in Insurance Journal Renter SafetyNet, the newest insurance program to spin out of CUNA Mutual Group’s innovation lab, has launched in Wisconsin. Renter SafetyNet gives landlords a lump-sum payment to cover a tenant’s rent after a layoff, illness or injury. For as little as $5 per unit, per month, […]

SafetyNet Adds Rental Focus

Originally Published by on Dec. 5, 2017 by Taylor Kennedy SafetyNet announced today that it has launched Renter SafetyNet, an insurance program that focuses on the rental market. “Renter SafetyNet helps landlords and tenants weather life’s toughest financial storms,” Renter SafetyNet Vice President of Produce Development Dan Murray said in a statement. “Like our original SafetyNet […]

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Madison-based insurtech startup SafetyNet launches new insurance program

Originally Published by the Silicon Prairie News on Dec. 5, 2017  By Christine McGuigan Renter SafetyNet, a new insurance program from CUNA Mutual Group’s innovation lab, was launched today in Wisconsin. In a shifting housing market where more people than ever are renting rather than buying, Renter SafetyNet is a first-of-its-kind program created specifically for […]