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Committees

Why join a committee?

New ideas for your own agency ... networking with other agents and owners ... the first to know about association news ... a chance to weigh in on new services that members need ... the ability to shape the future of our industry. These are just a few of the reasons why independent agents across the state choose to get involved on a KAIA committee. Joining a committee is a terrific opportunity for new and experienced agents to learn more about the association and help direct how the association can best serve member agencies like yours.

Who is eligible to serve on a committee?

Any agent working for a KAIA member agency is eligible to serve on a committee. New agents, experienced agents, agency staff and principals who are willing to offer their ideas and feedback are encouraged to volunteer.

What are the responsibilities?

Most committees meet two or three times per year either at the KAIA office in Topeka, by conference call or in conjunction with a KAIA event, such as the Management Conference or Rural & Small Agents Conference. Committee members are also encouraged to attend events related to their committee’s specific focus, i.e. members of the Government Affairs Committee are encouraged to participate in the Kansas Agents Legislative Day. KAIA reimburses committee members for travel expenses related to committee meetings and functions.

How do I volunteer?

Contact the KAIA office at 1-800-229-7048 or info@kaia.com to let us know you would like to serve and which committees are of interest to you.

Committees

Communications/Trusted Choice® Committee: Provides input and recommendations on the association’s communications plan and publications. Makes marketing recommendations and decisions related to the association’s statewide Trusted Choice® consumer awareness campaign, helps enlist new members/renewals in the Trusted Choice® program and generates branding ideas and strategies to further enhance the visibility of independent agents and the Trusted Choice® brand. Committee members must be Trusted Choice® members.

Consumer & Technical Advocacy Committee: Works with the Kansas Insurance Department, ISO, NCCI and other industry organizations on technical matters that affect independent agencies and their clients.

Education Committee:
Helps plan the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) programs, determines courses to be offered through KAIA, and makes policy recommendations regarding education.
Events Committee: Provides input and recommendations regarding speakers, location and all aspects of KAIA’s Rural & Small Agents Conference, Management Conference and Kansas Agents Legislative Day.

Golf Committee: Helps plan the annual President’s Classic Golf Tournament and Trusted Choice® Big “I” State Championship.

Government Affairs Committee: Determines and reviews legislative proposals for the association. Makes recommendations regarding the association’s support or opposition to specific legislative proposals at both the state and national levels. Assists the Events Committee in providing input and assistance on Kansas Agents Legislative Day.

Membership Committee: Provides input and assistance on member services, membership dues, and recruitment and retention strategies. Helps enlist new members. Oversees compilation of the Agency Guide to Company Appointments.

Young Agents Committee: Coordinates networking and educational opportunities for young agents (those under age 40 or in the business five years or less). Promotes young agent involvement in KAIA events and committees. Organizes fundraiser at the President’s Classic and at the Rural & Small Agents Conference.

Technology Committee: Researches and makes recommendations on new software, devices and programs that may be beneficial to independent agents. Works on joint projects with the Trusted Choice® Committee, such as development and rate buy-downs on the Kansas agency mobile app.
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