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Membership

KAIA members have access to the latest industry information, top-notch continuing education opportunities, marketing and advertising, legal advice and more. Click on the tabs below to learn more about our membership categories and the benefits available to your business.

 

​KAIA membership is designed to help independent agencies operate at peak performance by offering a full spectrum of member services designed to help you grow your business and prepare both new and experienced independent agents for success in today's insurance market.

Membership Eligibility

Independently owned and operated insurance agencies that do business in Kansas are eligible for Agency membership in KAIA. Member agencies may not be affiliated or under common ownership with a direct writer or captive agency.

Membership Dues

Member agency dues are based on your agency's property/casualty premium volume in Kansas. Volume includes all owned (50% ownership or more) subsidiaries and branches. There is no additional charge for branch offices.

Member Agency Benefits

AScK Markets

  • Access to the best E&O coverage in the country for your agency
  • Access to sell members-only insurance markets, including coverage for auto, home, medical professional liability, financial institutions, local governments, schools, nonprofit D&O, Realtors E&O and more

Industry Insight

  • Industry advice, such as our Legal Hotline and online Technical Library
  • The latest industry news and trends through KAIA's bi-monthly magazine and bi-weekly e-newsletter
  • Access to industry data and contacts, such as Annual Agency's Guide to Company Appointments, state insurance filings, and the annual KAIA Member Directory
  • Membership in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) and access to all of IIABA's member benefits, such as their monthly magazine, members-only web content and Virtual University

Marketing & Advertising

  • Reimbursement of your advertising and community sponsorship costs through the Trusted Choice program (maximum reimbursement is equal half your membership dues)
  • Professional branding and increased consumer awareness of independent agencies through the Trusted Choice statewide advertising campaign

Continuing Education & Training

  • Year-round continuing education opportunities throughout the state, including live, web-based classes you can take from your own computer
  • Class schedules for earning CIC and/or CISR designation
  • Short-term and long-term intensive sales training for new agents, including ability to earn AIP designation
  • Special events, including golf outings, an annual conference geared toward rural and smaller agencies, a conference geared toward agency owners and management level employees, and a conference geared toward young agents
  • Active young agents group designed to help new producers learn more about the insurance business, gain confidence, and build a network of support within the industry

Influence & Advocacy

  • Representation at the Kansas Legislature on insurance and small business issues, plus up-to-date information on legislation that affects your agency through KAIA's Capitol Notes legislative e-newsletter
  • A voice in both state and national elections through our political action committees (KIAPAC and InsurPac)
  • Networking and idea-sharing opportunities with independent insurance agents from across the state

Find out what membership
can do for your agency 

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Want to become a member?

Download membership application or email at info@kaia.com for more informaion.  All applications for membership are subject to KAIA board approval.

Renewing your Membership?

Click here to complete your membership renewal online, or download the application.





Associate membership is designed to put individuals and companies who support the independent agency system in close contact with independent agents throughout the state. Associate members gain opportunities through KAIA that can help them expand their business, set their company apart, and network with other industry professionals.

Membership Eligibility

Associate membership is open to any individual or organization that supports the independent agency system.

Associate Member Benefits

  • Subscriptions to KAIA's member publications, including a bi-monthly magazine and bi-weekly e-newsletter
  • Access to advertise in KIA&B magazine
  • Invitations to network with KAIA member agents at conferences and special events
  • Ability to host a trade show booth at the Larry Magill Rural & Small Conference

Membership Dues

Membership dues are $500 per year.

How to Join

Click here to apply online for associate membership online, or download the application. Applications for membership are subject to board approval. 

About the Program

KAIA's Industry Partnership Program gives companies that want to support and connect with Kansas independent agencies more options, greater recognition, and year-round exposure to independent insurance agents throughout the state. The program is tiered, giving partners the opportunity to decide which of the four levels of sponsorship best meets their needs.

Our Industry Partner packages allow maximum exposure to the KAIA membership at our most popular events. Our Industry Partners also receive paid associate membership dues, priority selection of trade show booth placement at the Larry Magill Rural & Small Conference, special recognition on our online event registration pages, recognition in our event/education registration packets, and recognition in every issue of KIA&B magazine.

 

How to Become an Industry Partner

To become an Industry Partner, click here to apply online or click here to download an application. For more information about our Industry Partnership Program, call Nicole Schings in the KAIA office at 1-800-229-7048 or email her at nicole@kaia.com.

2016 Industry Partners
2016 Industry Partners
Thank you to our 2016 Industry Partners for helping to underwrite continuing education
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Diamond Sponsors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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Gold Sponsors:
Farmers Alliance
Kansas Builders Insurance Group
NSI/West Bend Mutual
Progressive Insurance
 

 

Silver:
Accident Fund Insurance Group
ARMtech Insurance Services
Columbia Insurance Group
Continental Western Group
Diversified Crop Insurance
Eaton Roofing & Exteriors

Liberty Mutual Business Insurance
Live Oak Bank
SAFECO

 
Bronze:
Action Claims
ACUITY
AFLAC
AMERISAFE
AmTrust
Auto-Owners Insurance Companies
The Bremen Farmers' Mutual
Buckeye Insurance Group
Burns & Wilcox
Capital Premium Financing
Diversified Crop Insurance
Farmers Mutual Hail
Graham Rodgers, Inc.
Hudson Insurance Group
Ideal Agriculture and Marine
J.M. Wilson
Kansas Mutual Insurance Company
Malarkey Roofing Products
Marysville Mutual Insurance Company
MetLife
Mid-Continent Group
M. J. Kelly
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Prime Insurance
Rain & Hail
Risk Placement Services
State Auto Insurance Companies
Upland Mutual