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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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InfoHub Scavenger Hunt Announcement

KAIA Launches Member Scavenger Hunt Update your membership profile with KAIA for a chance to win $50 KAIA has been working to update the membership database over the past several months. Now we need your help to verify that your information is accurate. We also need your help to fill in a few blanks that…

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Will You Be Welcoming a New Employee? Compared to 2019, new hiring looks very different. Still, new employees are joining agencies every day. New Level Partners connected with hiring managers and new hires to learn what’s different about the onboarding process. Many things have changed, especially when agencies’ employees are working from home or a…

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coexisting in the workplace

OK Boomers, Slackers, Karens, Unicorns, and Snowflakes: Can’t We All Get Along? With four primary generations now coexisting in the workplace, it’s not surprising that a few generational feuds are brewing and bubbling. Boomers (born roughly between 1946-1964) mock millennials (1977-1997) for expecting participation trophies and being like Peter Pan (never wanting to grow up),…

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Key Considerations for Re-opening Your Agency Join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. for a webinar to learn more about the key considerations for safely re-opening your agency. We will be joined by John and Kristina Dietrick from the Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A. and HR Partners to answer your questions…

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Paid While Not Working

New NCCI Filing For Paid While Not Working The National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) submitted state filings in an effort to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers’ compensation rates. The rule change proposed by NCCI will create a new statistical code for the reporting of payroll for employees that are being…

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Trusted Choice COVID19 Relief Fund

Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund Now Accepting Applications The coronavirus has drastically changed our lives and how we do business. It is a difficult, uncertain time. However, the Big ‘I’ is here to help. With $2 million in funding from Progressive Insurance Company, the Big ‘I’ established the Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide critical relief to…

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Licensing Testing centers

New Producer Licensing Now Available KAIA and the Kansas Insurance Department (“KID”) have been working closely to develop a solution for the licensing of agency employees. Effective April 16, 2020, the Pearson Vue Professional Centers in Kansas are open to those needing to take the Kansas Insurance Producer Exams. In addition, the Kansas Insurance Department…

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Licensing Challenges Today Many members are experiencing challenges for getting new employees licensed. Testing facilities are closed and there are limited locations for fingerprinting. KAIA staff understands the challenges and continues to communicate with the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) to develop a solution, such as a temporary license. The good news is that a potential…

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