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New Wisconsin law gives customers access to insurance policies online
By Insure.com staff

Wisconsin became the latest in a growing number of states to let customers conduct insurance transactions electronically.

Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation that will let consumers access their insurance policies through their insurers' websites as well as receive insurance notices and documents electronically.

Earlier this year Wisconsin enacted a law that lets consumers provide proof of insurance with a cell phone or other electronic device.

The Property Insurers Casualty Association of America (PCI) praised the bipartisan effort.

"While policyholders will still be able to use regular mail, they now will have more options and the flexibility to use electronic technology to a greater extent for insurance transactions," PCI regional manager Jeffrey Junkas said in a press statement.

Thirteen states now have laws on the books letting consumers access their insurance policies online, according to PCI. Besides Wisconsin, those states are Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

A total of 17 states allow electronic delivery of documents and notices. Besides Wisconsin, those states are Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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