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Phone Carriers’ New Requirements for Business Texting

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Phone Carriers’ New Requirements for Business Texting by AnneMarie McPherson National phone carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon are starting to implement new requirements for business texting to counteract telemarketing spam. The requirements primarily focus on businesses using application-to-person (A2P) text messages sent via 10-digit long code (00310DLC) phone numbers, which are phone numbers that include…

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KAIA Board Announces Virtual Annual Meeting and Legislative Update

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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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What Kansas Insurance Agents Can Expect during the 2021 Legislative Session

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What Kansas Insurance Agents Can Expect during the 2021 Legislative Session The Kansas Legislature convenes for its 2021 regular session on Monday, January 11. The 2021 edition of the legislature will look different than last year, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 landscape. Exactly how the legislature navigates the business of running this session…

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General Election Report

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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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Big ‘I’ Applauds Effort to Avoid NFIP Lapse

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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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KAIA Successfully Advocating for You

KAIA Successfully Advocating for You Nearly a month into the 2020 Legislative Session, the KAIA Legislative Team and Government Affairs Committee have remained active – working closely with the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) team on their legislative agenda. The committee met at KAIA’s office, during the Rural and Small Agents’ Conference, and have had several conference…

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KAIA Reaches 2019 Insurpac Goal

KAIA Reaches 2019 Insurpac Goal KAIA has surpassed its 2019 InsurPac fundraising goal of $27,000! In addition, the Young Agents of Kansas also crushed their goal showing the commitment to the future of the insurance industry in Kansas is strong with our future leaders. Fee Insurance Group led the successful effort, along with the Elliott Insurance Group’s employees. “Thanks to…

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