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Assurance Partners and Keller Leopold Insurance Announce Merger July 28, 2021 – Assurance Partners (Salina, KS) and Keller Leopold Insurance (Garden City, KS) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations as of September 30, 2021. While each organization has experienced much success and growth, together we will capitalize on each other’s strengths and…

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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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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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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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