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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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mergers and acquisitions

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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Masks and Your Agency Today, Governor Kelly released guidelines for wearing masks in public that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020.  While these guidelines are issued for the state, based on the legislative action taken at the end of the 2020 session, county authorities will have the ability to create…

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Driving Records feature image

Driving Records May Hazardous to Your E&O In an ongoing attempt to identify potential errors and omissions (“E&O”) issues, KAIA has solicited input from its members and legal counsel concerning situations that could create E&O exposure for our members. One such situation is the practice of insurance companies or, in some cases, agencies obtaining motor…

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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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Insurance Producer Licensing Fingerprints

Fingerprinting Options Available for New Producers For the last several weeks, the Kansas Insurance Department has been working to address the lack of available locations to get fingerprints taken in light of the COVID crisis and the background check requirement for a producer license.  During recent discussions with the KBI, they were informed that there…

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