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Key Considerations for Re-opening Your Agency Join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. for a webinar to learn more about the key considerations for safely re-opening your agency. We will be joined by John and Kristina Dietrick from the Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A. and HR Partners to answer your questions…

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Paid While Not Working

New NCCI Filing For Paid While Not Working The National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) submitted state filings in an effort to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers’ compensation rates. The rule change proposed by NCCI will create a new statistical code for the reporting of payroll for employees that are being…

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Trusted Choice COVID19 Relief Fund

Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund Now Accepting Applications The coronavirus has drastically changed our lives and how we do business. It is a difficult, uncertain time. However, the Big ‘I’ is here to help. With $2 million in funding from Progressive Insurance Company, the Big ‘I’ established the Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide critical relief to…

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Licensing Testing centers

New Producer Licensing Now Available KAIA and the Kansas Insurance Department (“KID”) have been working closely to develop a solution for the licensing of agency employees. Effective April 16, 2020, the Pearson Vue Professional Centers in Kansas are open to those needing to take the Kansas Insurance Producer Exams. In addition, the Kansas Insurance Department…

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Insurance Producer Licensing Fingerprints

Fingerprinting Options Available for New Producers For the last several weeks, the Kansas Insurance Department has been working to address the lack of available locations to get fingerprints taken in light of the COVID crisis and the background check requirement for a producer license.  During recent discussions with the KBI, they were informed that there…

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Licensing Challenges Today Many members are experiencing challenges for getting new employees licensed. Testing facilities are closed and there are limited locations for fingerprinting. KAIA staff understands the challenges and continues to communicate with the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) to develop a solution, such as a temporary license. The good news is that a potential…

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How the Insurance Industry Can Help with the Coronavirus Pandemic 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?”…

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Licensing during the Coronavirus Emergency 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…

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KID Coronavirus Bulletin

Insurance Commissioner Issues Bulletin Regarding Department Operations 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…

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E&O Risk Management and the Coronavirus 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…

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