Members present:   Ms. Hudson, Ms. Joswiak, Mr. Kante, Ms. Neuman and Mr. Wittry

Absent: 

Staff present: Mr. Krueger, Mr. Moreth and Mr. Tomsyck

Call to order. The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Mr. Wittry at 9:30 A.M. in conformance with Wisconsin’s open meeting law.

Open session

The published agenda item of reviewing the application of Federated Department Stores is removed, as the company was not successful in bidding for the Marshall Field unit of Target Corp.

Review and approval of the minutes of the previous meeting. Minutes of the March 15, 2004 meeting were reviewed, and approved as written.

Closed session review reports of self-insured employers. In accordance with s. 19.85(1)(f) the council convened in closed session to review financial, loss experience, safety and other information of employers presently or previously exempt from the duty to insure. Some of the companies’ specific financial or other business information may be confidential and not subject to public disclosure.

Open session

The Council returned to open session, and made the following recommendations:

Changes to specific excess insurance and/or security requirements.

Other business

With the change in reports available from Dun & Bradstreet, the new format is often of limited usefulness as a tool to analyze applicants. Staff will procure such reports on an as-needed basis going forward, instead of purchasing one for each applicant.

The terms of appointment to the Council for Ms. Joswiak and Mr. Kante expire June 30, 2004. These members agreed to accept an appointment for another 3 year term.

Next meeting. Mr. Moreth will poll the members for acceptable dates during month of September 2004.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 PM