Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 24, 2002

             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

               Wisconsin                                 1-13154
        (State of Incorporation)                 (Commission File Number)

                      (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

        3100 AMS Boulevard, Green Bay, Wisconsin          54313
        (Address of principal executive offices)        (Zip Code)

                                 (920) 661-1111
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)



         The following is a report of recent developments in two previously
reported legal proceedings.

         In May 2001, the Florida Department of Insurance issued an
administrative complaint against the Company's wholly owned subsidiary United
Wisconsin Life Insurance Company ("UWLIC") challenging UWLIC's rating and other
practices in Florida relating to its MedOne products. The complaint seeks
penalties or other administrative actions including possible suspension or
revocation of UWLIC's certificate of authority to do business in Florida. The
case was presented to an Administrative Law Judge in a hearing held in January
2002 (the "Administrative Hearing").

         In February 2000, a complaint was filed against two of the Company's
subsidiaries, American Medical Security, Inc. and UWLIC, by Evelyn Addison and
others seeking certification of a statewide class action on behalf of certain
individuals insured by or formerly insured by UWLIC ("Addison"). The plaintiffs
alleged that UWLIC failed to follow Florida law in discontinuing writing certain
health insurance policies and offering new policies in 1998, and that the
Company wrongfully terminated coverage, improperly notified insureds of
conversion rights and charged improper premiums for new coverage. It was also
alleged that UWLIC's renewal rating methodology violates Florida law. Plaintiffs
are seeking unspecified damages. A motion for class certification was granted by
the Circuit Court, upheld by the Florida Court of Appeals, and is currently
under review by the Florida Supreme Court. A bench trial on the liability issues
of the Addison case was held in Circuit Court in March 2002.

         The Company believes that the two matters, although procedurally
unrelated, arise from essentially the same set of facts and involve
substantially similar legal issues. The substantially similar issues in the two
cases include: (i) whether group coverage issued by the Company to individuals
from 1993 to the present is exempt from most portions of Part VII of the Florida
Insurance Code; (ii) whether the Company complied with Florida law when it
discontinued certain coverage and replaced the discontinued coverage with
certain other coverage in 1999; (iii) whether Florida law prohibits tier rating
of out-of-state groups; and (iv) whether the Company properly notified insureds
whose coverage had been discontinued of their rights to purchase conversion

         In a Recommended Order entered April 25, 2002, the Administrative Law
Judge in the Administrative Hearing found in favor of the Company on all of the
above issues and held that the evidence presented by the Florida Department of
Insurance did not support a conclusion that UWLIC had violated any provisions of
the Florida insurance statutes or regulations. The Administrative Law Judge
recommended that all counts of the Department's administrative complaint be
dismissed. The Recommended Order has been sent to the Commissioner of the
Florida Department of Insurance for entry of a final order. The Commissioner
must accept all of the findings of fact in the Recommended Order, but may make
modifications to the conclusions of law.

         In a Final Judgment entered April 24, 2002, the Circuit Court in
Addison, found against the Company on all of the above issues and ordered that
the question of damages be tried before a jury at a time to be scheduled by the
Circuit Court.  The damages portion of the lawsuit is expected to be heard
before a jury later this year.

         In light of the conflicting findings of the Administrative Law Judge
and the Circuit Court Judge, the Company intends to request that the Court in
Addison reconsider its ruling. If the ruling is not reconsidered, the Company
intends to appeal the ruling at the conclusion of the damages phase of the


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                        AMERICAN MEDICAL SECURITY
                                        GROUP, INC.

Dated:   April 26, 2002                 /s/ Timothy J. Moore

                                        Timothy J. Moore
                                        Senior Vice President of Corporate
                                        Affairs, Secretary & General Counsel