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COVID-19 and Commercial Property Vacancy Concerns

By Chrissey Breault | April 3, 2020

As of this writing, 38 states and countless cities and counties have enacted some form of stay-at-home order amid the pandemic panic arising from COVID-19. If the operation is not considered an “essential” business, its doors are shut – for now. How long such orders will or even can stay in place is anyone’s guess.…

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Key Leadership Practices for Virtual Teams

By Chrissey Breault | March 30, 2020

We are living in an environment where circumstance forces change. Work teams everywhere have been forced to shift quickly to a work from home setting. Both leaders and team members must cope with many other challenges. A study conducted by the Business Research Consortium (BRC) in association with the American Management Association survey of 1,500…

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How the Insurance Industry Can Help with the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Chrissey Breault | March 23, 2020

by Bill Wilson, CPCU, ARM, AIM, AAM Two days ago, I posted this analysis of a lawsuit filed in New Orleans seeking a declaratory judgment that business income insurance covers losses arising from government-mandated business shutdowns or curtailments: “Business Income Insurance…Does It Cover Coronavirus Shutdowns?” I received the following comment on LinkedIn:  “A great…

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Licensing during the Coronavirus Emergency

By Chrissey Breault | March 20, 2020

The Kansas Insurance Department (KID) has issued a bulletin and press release stating it will suspend all “non-essential” operations beginning on March 23 until at least April 6. Several members have contacted KAIA asking what to do about new employees they need to get licensed. KID has posted answers to frequently asked questions about the…

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KID Coronavirus Bulletin

Insurance Commissioner Issues Bulletin Regarding Department Operations

By Chrissey Breault | March 19, 2020

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt issues a bulletin regarding Department operations during the time in which the State of Disaster Emergency Proclamation issued by Governor Laura Kelly on March 12, 2020, is in effect. Bulletin 2020-1 announces alternative working arrangements, potential delays in processing license applications and approving company filings as well as suspends all regulatory…

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E&O Risk Management and the Coronavirus

By Chrissey Breault | March 18, 2020

By Swiss RE Corporate Solutions You are all very aware of the events of the last several weeks and the Coronavirus. We are not health experts and there are many others more qualified to give you that advice. We CAN, however, give advice regarding how to reduce the likelihood of errors and omissions exposure as…

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Ethics Webinar Series Announcement

By Chrissey Breault | March 10, 2020

​KAIA invites you to join us for Free Ethics Fridays, a new webinar series taking place one Friday of each month. ​ Registration is a two-step process. Each webinar will be presented by Sara Bradshaw Ray, CIC, and will be worth one ethics continuing education credit. Guiding Tenets of Ethical Leadership Many things play into what…

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Farm Bureau Health Benefit Plan Training and Update

By Chrissey Breault | February 11, 2020

Join KAIA March 4 at the KAIA Office Join us on March 4 at the KAIA office for a session on how member agents can offer customers access to the Kansas Farm Bureau Health Plans. As part of KAIA’s Legislative Day, Erin Petersilie from Farm Bureau will lead a training session and answer questions on the…

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KAIA Successfully Advocating for You

By Chrissey Breault | February 11, 2020

Nearly a month into the 2020 Legislative Session, the KAIA Legislative Team and Government Affairs Committee have remained active – working closely with the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) team on their legislative agenda. The committee met at KAIA’s office, during the Rural and Small Agents’ Conference, and have had several conference calls to review KID’s agenda, among…

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