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