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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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The State of Savings: Mississippi

State of Savings in Mississippi

Today, even though the U.S. unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since the year 2000, millions of people in the U.S. are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to find financial stability. The economy is strong, and people feel secure in their jobs, yet the majority of people simply do not have enough […]

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Private sector can lift up workers

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Originally Published in the Quad-City Times on May 3, 2018 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 33 percent from […]

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Bon-Ton Inc. Slated To Go Out Of Business

Originally published on WPR.org on April, 18, 2018 By Ximena Conde Winning Bid For Company’s Assets Comes From Parties Looking To Liquidate The winning bid for the assets of Bon-Ton Inc., the ailing owner of several department store chains, is from firms looking to liquidate. The bankruptcy auction for the company that owns retailers including […]

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2018 Financial Health Leaders Podcast Series: Safety Net, LLC

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Originally published on CFSI on April 5, 2018 We’re happy to announce our new 2018 Member-Exclusive Financial Health Leader’s Podcast Series, spotlighting member companies that are measuring financial health.  Listen in as we hear how Rich Fischer, Director of Innovation at Safety Net, LLC, a startup company fully owned by CUNA Mutual is using the CFSI […]

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Madison Insuretech Startup SafetyNet Preps for National Expansion

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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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9 Boring Habits That Will Make You Rich

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Originally published on moneytips.com on March 29, 2018 The idea of being rich appeals to most of us. What’s not to like about a world where your only money trouble is how to spend it? Plus, in a world where money is plentiful, you’re free to do all kinds of exciting things most of us […]

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Madison Wants to Help Keep Laid Off Toys R Us Workers in the City

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Originally published by WKOW.com on March 17, 2018 By David Johnson MADISON (WKOW) — Tens of thousands of employees are wondering what to do next after Toys R Us announced a shutdown of its U.S. stores. The company filed court documents Thursday to close or sell all of its domestic stores. That also includes a […]

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CUNA Mutual Group Spins Off Employment Insurance Tool

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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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New Insurance Program Gives South Carolinians Living Paycheck to Paycheck Money After Income Loss

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Originally Published by the Milwaukee Business Journal on Feb. 13, 2018 SafetyNet provides workers an instant lump-sum payment after layoff, illness or injury MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE) SafetyNet, a first-of-its-kind insurance program that gives workers an immediate lump-sum payment after an unexpected layoff, illness or injury, launched today in South Carolina. SafetyNet’s income insurance program is […]