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Changes to Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund

By Chrissey Breault | October 25, 2021

We would like to take the opportunity to inform you of changes to the Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund that will impact your clients’ policies effective January 1, 2022. On May 19, 2021, Governor Laura Kelly signed into law House Substitute for Senate Bill No. 78. The new statute requires defined health care providers to…

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Bob Fee installation

Big ‘I’ Installs New Leadership

By Chrissey Breault | October 5, 2021

October 5, 2021- The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) installed Kansas’ Bob Fee, president of Fee Insurance Group Inc. in Hutchinson, as 2021-22 Big “I” chairman at the recent Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Fee has held numerous positions at both the state and national level…

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Shelby Doty

Kansas Association of Insurance Agents Adds Shelby Doty to Board of Directors

By Chrissey Breault | September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021 – Topeka, Kansas – Shelby Doty has been named to the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) Board of Directors. Doty, commercial lines account executive at Insurance Planning, Inc., Hays, Kansas, will serve as a director-at-large. “As an independent agent for 20 years, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve…

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Business Texting Requirements

Phone Carriers’ New Requirements for Business Texting

By Chrissey Breault | September 16, 2021

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 a local area code and support high…

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Insurance Coverage Committee Creates Farmowners Task Force

By Chrissey Breault | September 14, 2021

Volunteer Today! The Insurance Coverage Committee met on Tuesday, September 7th. One outcome was the committee established a Farmowners Competitive Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to help independent agents better compete against direct/captive carriers by analyzing the insurance offerings in the Farmowners market and highlight where independent agents may have a…

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Heritage Insurance Group merges with Garrett Insurance

By Chrissey Breault | September 13, 2021

The owners and staff of Heritage Insurance Group, Inc. of Stockton, Kansas, are excited to announce the merger of its agency with Garrett Insurance Agency, Kerrville, Texas. Originating from a decade-long friendship between owners, the new partnership will bring two family-owned insurance agencies under joint leadership, opening many doors to new and exciting opportunities. Both…

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KID Tax Clearance and Digital Fingerprinting for New Producer Licenses

By Chrissey Breault | September 13, 2021

The Kansas Insurance Department’s Producer Licensing division is undergoing many changes to streamline the licensing process, making it easier and quicker. The transition to NIPR on January 1, 2022, is an important part of that process. There are several other changes KID is making in preparation for that transition, which will help expedite the current…

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KAIA Young Agents Raised $8,845 with Hot Ones Challenge

By Chrissey Breault | September 10, 2021

Topeka, Kansas – September 10, 2021 – The Kansas Association of Insurance Agents announced that its Young Agents Committee has exceeded the $4,000 fundraising goal for The Hot Ones Challenge. The challenge reached its goal two weeks ahead of the campaign’s September 10 end date, collecting $8,845. The Young Agents’ Hot Ones Challenge benefits Jacob…

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YAK Challenge Team

The Last Dab

By Chrissey Breault | August 27, 2021

KAIA’s Young Agents Committee Release Third Hot Ones Teaser in support of Jacob Legleiter. Make a Donation The Young Agents Committee of Kansas is releasing its third Hot Ones teaser in support of Jabob Legleiter. Jacob, at only 20-years old, is suffering from choriocarcinoma, a very rare cancer. He is currently receiving a unique, aggressive…

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