JP Wieske http://wxpr.org en Drivers: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Deer http://wxpr.org/post/drivers-keep-your-eyes-peeled-deer <p>As the nights grow longer, greater numbers of drivers may be hitting deer.</p><p>JP Wieske&nbsp; is spokesman for the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner.&nbsp; He says drivers need to pay attention, because this time of year is especially risky.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“I think the main reason is the activity of the deer.&nbsp; There’s a lot of travel, it’s getting darker, but also there’s a lot more deer activity at this time of year.”</p></blockquote><p>Wieske says animal collisions are a significant expense for insurance companies.&nbsp; He says deer hits were up last year.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:11:52 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10344 at http://wxpr.org Health Insurance Rates May Rise, Especially for Young People http://wxpr.org/post/health-insurance-rates-may-rise-especially-young-people <p>State officials visited Rhinelander today to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;</p><p>About 30 people gathered in the conference room of the public safety complex in hopes of clearing up often-hazy understandings of changes to come.&nbsp; One of those people was Mike Barnes, who says he and his wife purchase their own insurance.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:34:40 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7431 at http://wxpr.org Health Insurance Rates May Rise, Especially for Young People