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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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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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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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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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Big ‘I’ Applauds Effort to Avoid NFIP Lapse House passes bill to extend NFIP through Sept. 30, 2021. WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a measure to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Sept. 30,…

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