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FTC Issues Ban on Non-Compete Clauses

By | May 9, 2024

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule that is designed to prohibit the use of most non-compete clauses in employment agreements. The controversial and highly-publicized regulation was approved following a 3-2 vote of the commissioners. The Non-Compete Clause Rule is similar in many ways to the initial proposal unveiled by the FTC in January…

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2024 Annual Convention Recap

By | February 14, 2024

The 2024 KAIA Annual Convention took place from February 5th-7th at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, offering attendees three days filled with educational sessions, networking opportunities, and industry recognition. With a total of 17 classes, this year’s convention provided ample opportunities for attendees to enhance their knowledge and skills in the insurance industry. Networking was…

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Client Claims:  How to Avoid Client Claims Turning into E&O Claims 

By | February 20, 2023

By: Mallory Cornell | IIAW Vice President & Swiss Re Approved Auditor Did you know that how you handle client claims can increase your E&O exposure? Like many internal workflows of the agency, not having clear guidelines and procedures for employees can lead to poor client claim experiences as well as an E&O situation. A…

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2023 Annual Convention Recap

By | February 14, 2023

Last week, KAIA hosted its Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, and it turned out to be a record year for the event. It was an exciting two and a half days with 15 classes; networking at the Brass Taproom plus 7 hospitality rooms, a casino party and making new friends; engaging in…

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Can I Charge My Clients a Fee?

By | February 14, 2023

From this month’s mailbox comes a common question we receive at KAIA.  I love that our agents want to make sure they’re complying with the law, so let’s tackle this common question together. The short answer is yes, but have you ever met an attorney who gave you a short answer? K.S.A. 40-4911 is the…

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Lobbying to Lower Kansas Surplus Lines Tax Rate

By | January 10, 2023

Legislative committee assignments have been made and we need your help to establish and nurture any relationships you have with legislators, especially those individuals that serve on the insurance committees of each respective chamber. We highly encourage you to reach out to any of the committee members you may know, or to take an opportunity to…

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KAIA Young Agents Help Raise Funds for ALS

By | November 3, 2022

The Young Agents of Kansas need your help to #FlexOnALS and support Kansas Native, Scott Smith, with his battle against this cruel disease. Make A Donation Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) Young Agents Committee has decided this year’s community service fundraiser will support a Kansas native, Scott smith, who was…

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Musgrove Insurance Services Merges With Iron Insurance Partners

By | September 8, 2022

(Hugoton, Kan.) Musgrove Insurance Services (Hugoton, KS) has merged with Iron Insurance Partners (formerly Keller Leopold Insurance). Insurance Agent Brad Musgrove has been in Hugoton since 1988. With the recent merger, Musgrove will be able to add additional services and represent a larger base of carriers to new and existing clients. Both the location and…

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Ryan Insurance Acquires the Schroeder Agency and Fox Insurance Agency

By | August 15, 2022

August 12, 2022 – Pittsburg, Kansas – Ryan Insurance an independent insurance agency, and Acrisure partner, based in Pittsburg, Kansas recently announced the purchase of the Fox Insurance Agency in Arma, Kansas and the Schroeder Agency in downtown Pittsburg, Kansas. Wallace “Wally” Wilson, Vice President and Agency Partner of Ryan Insurance, says his agency looks…

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