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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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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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If Not Now, Then When? While many of us are sheltering in place due to he outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, we can still perform many valuable services – thanks to the availability of technology solutions that allow us to serve regardless of where we are physically located.  Surely this will change the definition of…

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Introducing the RISE Report In May of 2019, the KAIA. Board of Directors approved a partnership with IntellAgent to leverage data to provide actionable insights to help members grow and compete in a changing marketplace. With the completion of the Kansas compensation survey, we can now offer members the R.I.S.E. report to help you understand…

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Plans are nothing. Planning is everything I attended my daughter’s graduation from St. Louis University, and the commencement speaker was the United States Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley. A double SLU graduate (Business, Law) began his comments with a simple statement from former President Dwight D. Eisenhower: “Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” The President’s…

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What should you do when buying, selling, and merging an agency? One of the most significant decisions of your professional insurance carrier comes when you decide to either sell the agency you’ve worked long and hard to create, or to buy another agency that someone else has worked long and hard to create. You’ve met…

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Masks and Your Agency Today, Governor Kelly released guidelines for wearing masks in public that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020.  While these guidelines are issued for the state, based on the legislative action taken at the end of the 2020 session, county authorities will have the ability to create…

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Top 3 Tools to Manage Remote Workers Today’s employees use Zoom, Skype, Jabber, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, and chat in Google Hangouts and Webex. When they’re not videoconferencing, they’re emailing, collaborating in Microsoft Teams, and instant chatting on Slack. They’ve already got the tech tools they need to make it easy and convenient to work remotely, but…

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Vitual Recovery Summit helps agencies innovate and grow

Virtual Recovery Summit Now Available On-Demand Innovation. Growth. Not typically two words that your agency is thinking about these days in the midst of a global pandemic. We’d like to change that. Four Big “I” state associations, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas, joined together to host a one-day, virtual summit to provide your…

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