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KAIA Coronavirus Resources

Kansas-related resources and information to keep you up-to-date.

The Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) has established this resource page to support insurance professionals to understand and manage the risks of the current outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus.

While there is no prediction on how the current situation will unfold, we encourage you to review and share this information regularly.  It is KAIA's hope that it will help members understand and reduce their current risks associated with the human and economic impacts of COVID-19.

KAIA is here to help you. Please reach out to us with any questions or needs as they arise:

(800) 229-7048

Governor Kelly issued an Executive Order defining the essential functions that can remain operational during the periods of time when “stay at home” orders are in effect and overriding essential businesses listed in those individual county orders. Insurance services are listed under section KEFF 300 Manage.

Managing Business Continuity & Employee Relations

Both CDC’s and WHO’s overarching recommendations for employers include:

  • Actively encouraging sick employees to stay home;
  • Separating sick employees who report to work, and sending them home;
  • Emphasizing respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees;
  • Performing routine environmental cleaning, particularly for frequently touched surfaces and objects; and
  • Advising employees before traveling to consult national travel advice before business trips.

Coronavirus Finance & Loan Resources

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From a loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. KAIA continually works to bring you the best resources and information to help navigate the financial challenges during this time.

KAIA Education & Events Impacted

We are continuously working with our partners to plan for, respond to, and communicate impacts through the evolving pandemic.

Class/Event
Location
Original Date
Rescheduled Date
CIC: Agency Management
Wichita
March 17-19, 2020
June 16-18, 2020
CISR: Insuring Commercial Property
Wichita
March 18, 2020
June 17, 2020
Ultimate Account Manager
Topeka
April 7-9, 2020
Date pending
CISR: Commercial Casualty I Hutchinson April 14, 2020 August 19, 2020
President's Golf Classic
Mayetta
April 26-27, 2020
June 21-22, 2020
CISR: Insuring Personal Auto Exposure
Overland Park May 11, 2020
October 6, 2020
Ruble Graduate Seminar
Overland Park
May 12-13, 2020
October 8-9, 2020

 

If you have questions regarding a class or event, please contact KAIA's professional development & events manager, Karlyn Judd.

Online Education Resources

Good online education is essential for independent agents to balance the needs of their education with the health of their agency and community. KAIA's online education partners follow guidelines established for social distancing.

If you need to complete your continuing education requirement by the end of the month or in the immediate future, you may access KAIA's online continuing education platform at https://kaia.aben.tv/.

In an effort to help soften the blow of a last-minute CE situation, ABEN has issued a special discount code for 30% off of online courses through March 2020. When ordering your online CE, use the discount code: WEGOTYOURBACK. 

Kansas Insurance Dept. & Licensing Updates

For those agents who's licenses will be up for renewal during the coming weeks, please understand the Kansas Insurance Department will not be issuing automatic suspension notices. However, licensing requirements are NOT suspended at this time.

The Department is committed to working with agents on licensing issues before the department and they encourage agents to use online resources accessed through their website insurance.kansas.gov or email questions to KID.Licensing@ks.gov.

Helping Protect Your Agency

The Coronavirus will create some discussion from customers about coverage provided within their insurance policy. It's always a good reminder to provide agency staff with E&O risk management tips for handling claims. Situations like this could have the opportunity to lead to potential E&O incidents for the agency. Take the opportunity to remind staff of what to do when faced with a potential E&O incident, such as an uncovered claim, by sharing the E&O wallet card with your staff.

Big I Resources

The Big “I” Virtual University has developed a slate of resources for members focused on the Coronavirus. It includes information on coverage issues, business income losses, workers' compensation, and commercial general liability. It also includes helpful links and sample memos you can share with customers.

Daily Webinar: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Does Business Income Respond?

Does ISO’s Business Income policy respond if a business shuts down because of the Coronavirus? What happens if the authorities require the business to close? There is a short answer to these questions, but it’s not necessarily a simple answer. The Big “I” is addressing this major insurance concern in a free 25-minute webinar being offered both on-demand and online each day through Tues., March 31.

Webinar: Your Agency & Telework *LIVE*

Wed., March 18 at 1:00 p.m. CDT
Independent agencies are trying to balance providing their employees the ability to work remotely while still providing their clients with exceptional service. Join us for a live webinar featuring Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President, Affinity HR Group, Inc., a Big “I” Hires partner, to get practical and actionable advice on how to implement a remote work plan for your agency.

Webinar: Coronavirus, Auto Exposures, and Food Delivery

Independent agencies are trying to balance providing their employees the ability to work remotely while still providing their clients with exceptional service. Join us for a live webinar featuring Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President, Affinity HR Group, Inc., a Big “I” Hires partner, to get practical and actionable advice on how to implement a remote work plan for your agency. Offered both on-demand and online daily at 12:30 CDT.

Ask an Expert

When you've got a tough question, Big "I" experts are here for you. If you can't find your answer in the Research Library,  they have volunteer experts who can answer, or find an answer, to your questions. (Member sign-in required.)

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