DCFS INFO MEMO 2001 - 17

November 6, 2001

 

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

 

To:

Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities 
      Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators

From:

Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator

Re:

Foster Family Insurance Program Deductible Amount

At the request of this Department, the state's biennial budget, 2001 Wisconsin Act 16, includes a provision reducing the amount of the deductible for the foster parent insurance program from $200 to $100 for all claims made within the same state fiscal year. This change will benefit those foster parents who file claims for damage or loss under this program.

Please notify your foster parents of this change. The change became effective on September 1, 2001. A copy of the language is attached for your convenience.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Darlene Nelson
DHFS/DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 266-8054
FAX: (608) 264-6750
E-Mail: nelsodi@dhfs.state.wi.us

Attachment

c:

Adoption Supervisors
County Foster Care Coordinators
Private Foster Care Agency Contact Persons


SECTION 1635. 48.627 (3) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:

48.627 (3) (h) If a claim by a foster, treatment foster or family-operated group home parent or a member of the foster, treatment foster or family-operated group home parent's family is approved, the department shall deduct from the amount approved $200 $100 less any amount deducted by an insurance company from a payment for the same claim, except that a foster, treatment foster or family-operated group home parent and his or her family are subject to only one deductible for all claims filed in a fiscal year.


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