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KAIA Adds Kevin O’Brien to Executive Committee Kevin O’Brien has been named to the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) Executive Committee. O’Brien, who is vice president of Reilly Insurance, will serve as the secretary/assistant treasurer. As an Agent of the Year award winner, O’Brien is a natural leader, mentor and always willing to take…

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KAIA Receives 2021 Excellence in Insurance Education Award July 7, 2021 – Topeka, Kansas – The Kanas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) has been announced as a 2021 Excellence in Insurance Education Award recipient. The Excellence in Insurance Education (EIE) award began in 2010 to recognize state association education department staff for their individual efforts to…

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Josh Goodman

Kansas Association of Insurance Agents Hires Director of Business Development Independent agent joins association staff to drive growth and member engagement June 15, 2021 – Topeka, Kansas – Josh Goodman is joining the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents’ (KAIA) team as its new Director of Business Development. Goodman had been active in KAIA leadership for…

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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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