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Senate Bill 37 Amends Agent Licensing and Renewal Requirements

SB 37 Licensing Changes

Senate Bill 37 Amends Agent Licensing and Renewal Requirements The Kansas Insurance Department has been reaching out to agencies and agents and getting unreachable responses. So we want to take this opportunity to make sure you are aware of some of the provisions of SB 37 (the producer licensing bill) that will affect your agency…

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KID Tax Clearance and Digital Fingerprinting for New Producer Licenses

KID Tax Clearance and Digital Fingerprinting for New Producer Licenses 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…

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Kansas to Offer Insurance Licensing Exams Online

Kansas to Offer Insurance Licensing Exams Online TOPEKA, KANSAS, Dec. 9, 2020 – Today, the Kansas Insurance Department, under the leadership of Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt and in partnership with Pearson Vue, announced that Kansas will begin offering online proctored insurance producers examinations on Dec. 15. “When COVID hit, Kansas was the first Department in…

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New Producer Licensing Now Available

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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Fingerprinting Options Available for New Producers

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

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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Insurance Commissioner Issues Bulletin Regarding Department Operations

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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