About Legislative Day
Independent agents from across the state gather in Topeka each year for Kansas Agents Legislative Day. Scheduled during the heart of the Legislative Session, this event provides agents with an opportunity to learn more about key issues affecting the industry and to discuss those issues one-on-one with their state legislators. The program includes briefings from some of the state's top insurance decision-makers followed by a reception and steak dinner for agents and legislators.
New issues that affect the insurance industry and how we do business can pop up every day. Agent involvement in Legislative Day is critical because it gives legislators the opportunity to hear firsthand from constituents in their district.
2015 Featured Sessions
9 a.m. to Noon
Up Close & Personal at the Capitol
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Chairmen’s Lunch with
Sen. Jeff Longbine and Rep. Scott Schwab
Have lunch with the state’s top insurance decision-makers. Get an overview of the Session and hear about key insurance bills being considered from House Insurance Committee Chairman Scott Schwab (R-Olathe) and Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee Chairman Jeff Longbine (R-Emporia).
12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
Q&A with the Commissioner: The First 60 Days
Get an update from Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer on his first 60 days in office, learn about his new efforts to recruit additional carriers to the state, and ask the new Commissioner your questions.
1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
The D.C. Perspective from the Big I
Get an update straight from D.C. on federal insurance law. John Prible, Vice President-Federal Government Affairs for the Big I, will fly in to provide the latest inside information on recent passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), implementation of NARAB II, crop insurance and The Farm Bill, and the newly-introduced MLR bill that would retain consumer access to agents by clarifying that agent commissions should not be counted toward the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) formula enacted by the Affordable Care Act.
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Insuring Kansas Schools
Find out which school finance bills are gaining traction in the Legislature, what the Governor’s proposed block grant funding entails, and what the bottom line looks like for each of your local school districts. Plus, learn about ways you can utilize EMC’s Safe Schools program to help the districts you insure achieve cost-savings and get the most bang for their buck.
3:45 to 4:15 p.m.
Work Comp, UI & Taxes:
What’s Changing for Small Businesses?
Join Dan Murray, Kansas director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), for an overview on how recent changes to work comp law are working, and get the inside scoop on proposals at the Statehouse that would make changes to work comp, unemployment insurance and taxes.
4:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Briefing with the Attorney General
Back by popular demand! Attorney General Derek Schmidt will brief us on second-year implementation of the roofers registry law and ways you can help protect your clients from fraudulent contractors. Plus, he’ll talk about a new proposal the Legislature is considering to broaden conceal carry for public employees and the public entities you insure.
4:45 to 5 p.m.
Recognition of Agents in the Legislature
We’ll recognize those serving in the Legislature who are licensed agents and give them an opportunity to discuss how their experience as agents aids their decision-making process on insurance and small business legislation.
Steak Buffet with Your Legislators
Talk one-on-one with your State Senator and Representative over a steak from Manhattan’s popular Rambler’s Steakhouse. Statewide elected officials and legislators will join us for drinks and a come-and-go steak buffet dinner at the KAIA office.