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Madison Insuretech Startup SafetyNet Preps for National Expansion

Originally Published on WisconsinInno By Katherine Davis More than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts, an alarming statistic that shows the reality of how many people aren’t prepared for a day when they might unexpectedly fall on financially hard times. Many Americans have access to health, home and automobile insurance, but what […]

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Six Questions to Ask When Negotiating Medical Costs

Whether you’re between jobs, experiencing other financial hardship, or just have more medical bills than your emergency fund can provide for, you should know medical providers are very likely to be able to offer you a discount or even entirely waive your costs. The fact is, according to a Kaiser / New York Times survey, […]

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CUNA Mutual Group Spins Off Employment Insurance Tool

Originally published in Madison Magazine on Feb. 21, 2018 By Brennan Nardi Coming of age in the mid-1990s, bouncing from minimum-wage paycheck to paycheck with zero in savings, I could barely afford car insurance. I had no business owning that zippy Honda Civic my grandfather sold me for a dollar, but I adored it. Any […]

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SafetyNet Featured on TechWisconsin Podcast

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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Mark Greene: Despite low unemployment, Wisconsin workers on a precipice

Originally Published in The Cap Times on Sep. 1, 2017 By Mark Greene | SafetyNet director of innovation and product development Recent talk of Wisconsin’s economic landscape tends to focus on our ability to attract business, the wisdom of incentives and associated implications on taxpayers or the number of jobs created. To be sure, finding […]

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Company Profile: SafetyNet

Originally published on Madison Startups on August 30, 2017 by Audrey Meis If you find yourself suddenly out of work and without the money to pay for everyday expenses, what would you do? These days, you can turn to a new insurance program called SafetyNet, which provides a lump sum payout to customers if they lose their job […]

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CUNA Mutual Group, SafetyNet’s Parent Company, Named 2nd Most Reputable Insurance Company

Company Also Ranked No. 1 In Life And Investment Insurance Category MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group has been recognized as one of the most reputable insurance companies in the United States, by Reputation Institute, with the release of the 2017 US Insurance RepTrak®, the survey of insurance company reputations. CUNA Mutual Group ranked second overall for most reputable insurance […]

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InsurTech startup SafetyNet is using insurance to increase Americans’ financial security

Originally Published in Silicon Prairie News on July 31, 2017 By Christine McGuigan SafetyNet, a Madison, Wisconsin-based insurance tech startup, is hoping to solve a problem that plagues nearly half of all Americans. “A Fed[eral Reserve] report said that almost half of Americans can’t afford to pay a $400 surprise expense,” said Mark Greene, Director of […]

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Managed to Amass an Emergency Expense Fund? Congratulations! Here’s How to Keep It

If you’ve succeeded in setting aside a chunk of change to cover those inevitable-yet-unexpected “expense shocks,” congratulations! You’re doing better than most. According to the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making (SHED), barely half of Americans have an extra $400 at their disposal the event of, say, a car repair or […]

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