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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Insurance agents scrambling to help confused motorists

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It was bound to happen.

Wisconsin motorists are surprised, confused, worried, ill-informed, all of the above about new auto insurance liability rules that went into effect June 1, 2010.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

The new rules and confusion over them have caused customers to flock to insurance offices statewide. Several agents said they've had double or triple the normal number of calls and visits about auto insurance this week.

Agents also have to explain the terminology of auto insurance and the types of coverage to customers who have never had it before. (Milwaukee agent Jaime) Mercado said it can take 30 minutes to an hour to serve new customers.

To add to the potential confusion, agents in some cases are telling drivers that the new state minimum coverage rules don't really do enough to protect them.”

Here are details about the new law from the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner’s Office.

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