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KAIA Board Announces Virtual Annual Meeting and Legislative Update Due to the difficulties of being able to safely meet in person, the KAIA Board has decided to hold our required annual membership meeting virtually, along with a Kansas legislative update.  The virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd from 11 a.m. to 12…

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Bison Insurance Group Adds New Shareholder Members of Bainswest The Bison Insurance Group, an insurance agency partnership located in Kansas, and their member agencies agreed to become shareholder members of Bainswest. This agreement has been ratified by the shareholders of Bainswest and Bison Insurance Group today. The member agencies of Bison Insurance Group include: Renn…

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What Kansas Insurance Agents Can Expect during the 2021 Legislative Session The Kansas Legislature convenes for its 2021 regular session on Monday, January 11. The 2021 edition of the legislature will look different than last year, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 landscape. Exactly how the legislature navigates the business of running this session…

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Second Stimulus Package Highlights Congress reached an agreement on Dec. 20, 2020, for a second stimulus package that will provide immediate aid to both individuals and businesses. This President’s signature occurred on Dec. 27, 2020, making it the law. The law impacts both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and loans established under the…

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Kansas to Offer Insurance Licensing Exams Online TOPEKA, KANSAS, Dec. 9, 2020 – Today, the Kansas Insurance Department, under the leadership of Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt and in partnership with Pearson Vue, announced that Kansas will begin offering online proctored insurance producers examinations on Dec. 15. “When COVID hit, Kansas was the first Department in…

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Big ‘I’ and Trusted Choice® Launch Guaranteed Income Program New platform offers independent agents lifetime income annuity product to better serve clients. ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 20, 2020 — The Big “I” and Trusted Choice® are pleased to announce the launch of the Guaranteed Income Program in partnership with the Nationwide Life Insurance Company and the…

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General Election Report It was a big night for the GOP Republicans had a very good election in 2020.  Kansas voters pushed back against millions of dollars dumped into Kansas races by Democrats from across the nation.  While many predicted a shift away from the current supermajority for Republicans in the Kansas Senate and House,…

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USDA Announced New Federal Crop Insurance Board Members WASHINGTON, September 28, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that four new members were selected for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors. Nicole Berg, Kenneth Selzer, Scott Silveus, and Pat Swanson will serve four-year terms starting in…

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Top Agencies Share Success Secrets The 2020 Best Practices Study Update is available and provides benchmarking figures and an analysis of the latest financial and operating results of the study’s participating agencies. Organized by revenue size from less than $1.25 million to more than $25 million, the report is easy to use and contains meaningful information for…

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Combat Cybercrime and Protect Your Agency With Simple Security Steps What is Cybercrime? Like traditional crime, cybercrime covers a broad scope of criminal activity and can occur anytime and anyplace. What makes it different is that the crime is committed using a computer and the Internet. You may recognize some of its most common forms such…

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