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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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Doug Smart, KAIA President

“It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of so many great agents to lead KAIA,” stated newly installed KAIA President, Doug Smart. “Being part of the association has helped my business succeed and provided me with the opportunity to meet so many great people. I look forward to working closely with our members and staff in 2021.”

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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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Legislative Session

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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Happy Guaranteed Income Program

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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