Ho-Chunk Nation Looks to Reduce Death Benefit Payout


Office of the President (OOP) officials are considering the adoption of insurance to cover the expenses usually paid out by the Nation.

Traditionally, the OOP has been paying $6,500 for burial expenses for each tribal member when requested. The practice has cost the Nation thousands of dollars every year.

The concept of using insurance would minimize the burden by collecting insurance premiums by employees, then paying out claims as they occur.

“We’re looking at reducing the burden as well as streamlining the process,” Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon WhiteEagle said.