About the WSB Insurance Experts Panel

The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) Insurance Experts Panel explores the extent to which insurance experts agree or disagree on major public policy issues affecting the insurance industry.  The panel members include economists, risk management and insurance academics, actuaries, and legal scholars. All the members are faculty at research universities and they are all highly qualified to speak on public policy matters affecting the insurance industry.

We ask the panel members to provide their opinions on a number of questions using Qualtrics, a web-based survey tool to conduct survey research. The questions are structured for agree or disagree responses along a scale of strongly agree to strongly disagree. In some instances, a panelist may neither agree nor disagree with a statement. When an expert feels that the evidence on the exact claim at hand is ambiguous, the panelists may vote “uncertain”. When an expert believes the topic is far removed from their expertise, the panelists may vote “no opinion”.  Respondents also provide the confidence that they have in their opinion on a 1 to 10 scale (with 1 being low confidence and 10 being high). Finally, respondents are able to provide context to their responses through brief written comments.

If you have any questions about the survey or results, please contact the survey administrator, Ty Leverty, at ins.experts@wsb.wisc.edu. You can also email Ty Leverty if you would like to propose a question for the WSB Insurance Experts Panel. To be considered, the question must be posed with an agree/disagree proposition. In the email, please include your name, organization, or other affiliation, and your email address. 

Pandemics and Insurance

WSB Department of Risk and Insurance survey insurance experts on topics about business interruption insurance, health insurance, and workers' compensation due to pandemic risks.

Covid-19 Liability and Health Insurance

The panel answers questions related to the liability shield for claims related to Covid-19 and COBRA subsidy for those who lose employment due to Covid-19.