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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Issues Formal Opinion Concerning Health Insurance Premiums for County Supervisors


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today issued a formal opinion to Kenosha County Corporation Counsel Frank Volpintesta concerning health insurance premiums for county supervisors in counties that are self-organized under section 59.10(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.


Van Hollen concluded that in self-organized counties state law does not prohibit either discontinuation of all health insurance for county supervisors during their terms of office or modest but involuntary premium increases for county supervisors during their terms of office. Van Hollen reasoned that in such counties the only applicable statutory provision is section 59.10(1) (c), which provides that the method of compensation for county supervisors is established by the county board.


Formal and informal opinions issued by Attorney General Van Hollen are available here.


A copy of the Attorney General's opinion and opinion request are available at the following link:



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