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About Us

Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) is dedicated to promoting and advancing the interests of the independent insurance system. Founded in 1920, KAIA represents more than 500 independent insurance agencies and branches across the state. We have member agencies located in every Kansas county.

The association became known as KAIA in 1992 through a merger of the Professional Insurance Agents of Kansas (PIAK) and the Independent Insurance Agents of Kansas (IIAK). On the national level, KAIA is affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (IIABA).​​​

KAIA's Vision

The be the biggest champion for Kansas' independent agents, progressively advocating to enhance, promote, and protect the value they bring in serving their customers in our communities.

KAIA's Mission

To promote the value of the independent agency system and that members bring to Kansas communities as the leading and most trusted resource for helping individual families and businesses with their insurance needs. Provide KAIA members with professional development tools and business resources to aid in their success, while advocating to provide a favorable insurance marketplace and climate that allows them to serve their customers with integrity and high ethical standards.

Guiding Principles

  • Leadership – Providing vision, clarity, and direction for members and the insurance industry.
  • Build Trust – We want our members to trust in how we support and facilitate their long-term success along with confidence in how we utilize their investment in KAIA.
  • Unifying Voice – To speak with one voice in delivering on our promise to advocate for the betterment of independent agents and the insurance-buying public.
  • Thought-Leader – Balance forward-thinking vision with experience, knowledge, and research to make good decisions that offer the best overall outcome for our members over the long-term.
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