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KAIA Adds Kevin O’Brien to Executive Committee Kevin O’Brien has been named to the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) Executive Committee. O’Brien, who is vice president of Reilly Insurance, will serve as the secretary/assistant treasurer. As an Agent of the Year award winner, O’Brien is a natural leader, mentor and always willing to take…

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KAIA Receives 2021 Excellence in Insurance Education Award July 7, 2021 – Topeka, Kansas – The Kanas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) has been announced as a 2021 Excellence in Insurance Education Award recipient. The Excellence in Insurance Education (EIE) award began in 2010 to recognize state association education department staff for their individual efforts to…

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Post-Pandemic Job Description Review Job descriptions affect multiple aspects of employment. An effective job description should accurately reflect the essential duties and responsibilities of an employee’s position. For many employees, job duties have fluctuated as a result of the pandemic. Employees have cross-trained and absorbed additional duties when co-workers were out of the office due…

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Kansas Supreme Court

Kansas Supreme Court Case Suggests Court Would Uphold Damage Cap in Wrongful Death Cases In a recently released four to three decision, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld a statute banning a claim for wrongful birth. In the case of Tillman v. Goodpasture, the Supreme Court held the statute was constitutional and enforceable. Wrongful birth cases…

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New OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 In response to the updated guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), which explains that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except in limited situations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released updated guidance on mitigating and preventing the…

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Josh Goodman

Kansas Association of Insurance Agents Hires Director of Business Development Independent agent joins association staff to drive growth and member engagement June 15, 2021 – Topeka, Kansas – Josh Goodman is joining the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents’ (KAIA) team as its new Director of Business Development. Goodman had been active in KAIA leadership for…

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3 Questions to Ask Technology Partners about Client Data In the insurance industry, client data goes through many different touchpoints, and ownership of it has long been in a tug-of-war between multiple stakeholders: the client, whose information it is; the agency, who collects it; the carrier, who produces policy data; the management system, which stores…

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The Story of Frank T. Priest “The Association was founded to develop better agents to better serve the citizens and industries of Kansas and promote a better relationship between member agents and the insurance companies they represent. Due to pioneers’ efforts, the dedicated officers and committee members, and the quality of the member agents, the…

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KAIA Partnering with Tarmika emphasizes mutual dedication to Kansas’ Independent Insurance Agents TOPEKA, KANSAS – Feb. 23, 2021 – The Kansas Association of Independent Agents (KAIA) announced a new partnership with Tarmika, a single-entry comparative rating platform specifically designed for independent insurance agents. “We are thrilled to establish a relationship with Tarmika to offer discounted…

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SECURA annual report

SECURA Insurance Publishes 2020 Annual Report 2020 annual report reflects on a year of growth, financial strength, and future investment Neenah, Wis. (Feb. 25, 2021) – SECURA Insurance released its 2020 annual report this week sharing details about strong financial performance, company culture, and continued investment in relationships. “I don’t think anyone could have predicted the…

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