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KAIA Members Encouraged to Attend Mid America Insurance Conference

By | July 19, 2022

Gallery Agents and brokers from the most engaged states in the nation come together to share ideas and present suggestions to bring about positive change to the insurance industry.  These agents of change call their group the Insurance Intelligence Committee and they gather at the Mid America Insurance Conference.  Their goal is to drive positive…

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Mutli-factor Authentication – Required vs. Recommended?

By | May 10, 2022

Multi-Factor Authentication – Required vs. Recommended? By Josh Goodman The required use of multi-factor authentication (“MFA”) for businesses to qualify for or maintain cyber insurance is a common topic these days. While MFA is always recommended, depending on how system access is setup will in most cases dictate if it is required. The following will…

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KID Shares Licensing Statistics

By | April 11, 2022

Gallery On March 29th, the Kansas Insurance Department (“KID”) held an Agent Advisory Committee where Chief of Producer Licensing, Monicka Richmeier, provided the group with an update on licensing activity.  There was a total of 147 new resident agency licenses issued in 2021 bringing the total resident agencies on record with KID to 4563 agencies. …

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Kansas Insurance Department Reorganization

By | April 11, 2022

Gallery Commissioner Vicki Schmidt recently reorganized a portion of the Kansas Insurance Department, combining the Health and Life and Property and Casualty divisions. This allows the Department the opportunity to cross train employees on all lines of business and allow them to specialize in either rates or forms. Julie Holmes, a 20+ year veteran of…

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Assurance Partners/Keller-Leopold Insurance Merger Becomes Iron Insurance Partners

By | March 16, 2022

Assurance Partners/Keller-Leopold Insurance Merger Becomes Iron Insurance Partners The merger of Assurance Partners and Keller-Leopold Insurance now has a new name: Iron Insurance Partners. “In uniting our companies together, our goal was not just to bring together the top agencies around, but to provide strength, confidence, and robust services to our clients,” said Shawn Myers,…

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Step-by-Step Guide to Kansas Insurance Agent Licensing

By Chrissey Breault | February 15, 2022

Two Column Template Several licensing changes occurred on January 1, 2022, and we want to ensure you know how to renew your license and your agency’s licenses in the future. (Read More: Kansas Insurance Department Migrates Licensing) Producer Desktop, available through the Kansas Insurance Department, is no longer used for agent license applications or renewals.…

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Kansas Association of Insurance Agents Elected New Board Members

By Chrissey Breault | February 2, 2022

Topeka, Kansas – Feb. 2, 2022 – The Kansas Association of Independent Agents (KAIA) installed its 2022 Officers and Board of Directors at its annual membership meeting held at its annual convention, Jan. 25, 2022. Membership approved KAIA’s 2022 leaders, and Big “I” National Chairman Bob Fee installed KAIA’s officers. The 2022 officers and board…

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KAIA Award Winners

KAIA Industry Award Winners Announced at Annual Convention

By Chrissey Breault | January 29, 2022

The annual event draws independent agents for more than education KAIA’s Annual Convention offered a lively, inspiring, and rewarding environment for all who attended this year, with plenty of networking opportunities, continuing education credit, presentations from expert speakers, and recognition of industry stand-outs. Each year at the convention, industry leaders are introduced and recognized with…

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Schmidt tours derecho

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt toured communities impacted by rare December Derecho.

By Chrissey Breault | December 30, 2021

Topeka, Kan. – Recently, Kansas experienced a meteorological first. Multiple counties across the state were impacted by the first recorded December derecho in U.S. history. Instead of rolling prairie lands covered in snow, Kansans recently watched footage of farmland set ablaze by windswept wildfires. On December 15, Kansas Insurance Department staff and I followed updates…

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