Department News

News

Consumer Alerts

Department consumer alerts

Date Posted 2022 Consumer Alerts
Aug 15

Assignment of Benefits

Tips before signing an AOB agreement

Jan 26

Update on COVID-19 testing process

Update to insurance coverage of COVID-19 testing

Date Posted 2021 Consumer Alerts
Oct 21

Crime Prevention Month

October is Crime Prevention Month

Aug 24

Advisory Guidance Memorandum

Vision Care Services Act, K.S.A. 40-5901 et seq.

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News Releases

Department news releases

Date Posted 2022 News Releases
Sep 19

Investor empowerment website relaunch

Kansas Insurance Department announces relaunch of investor empowerment website.

Sep 7

Insurance Department recovers millions

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt announces the recovery of millions for Kansans.

Sep 6

Happy Labor Day

Get to know a few things about workers compensation insurance.

Aug 17

Commissioner names new director

Commissioner Schmidt names new Director of Government and Public Affairs.

Jul 25

Back to School Tips

Insurance tips for back to school college students

Jun 28

Kansas firefighters distribution

The Kansas Insurance Department recently made its annual distribution to local Firefighter Relief Associations.

Jun 15

Security fee halt for second year

The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner announces continuation of its moratorium on securities act fees.

Apr 28

Trees and severe weather

Preventing an arbor from becoming a financial anchor.

Apr 19

Severe Weather Season

Don’t let severe weather uproot your financial well-being.

Apr 13

Lowering Your Tax Burden

April is Financial Literacy Month.

Mar 15

Investment Tips: Avoiding a pot of fool’s gold

Tips on investing in gold.

Feb 23

White-collar criminal begins criminal sentence

The Kansas Insurance Department announced a Maryland man received sentencing for securities fraud.

Feb 18

Emergency medical bills on decline

Budget-busting emergency medical bills are on the decline.

Feb 14

Don’t let Cupid’s arrow pierce the pocketbook

Tips to not fall victim to investment fraud

Date Posted 2021 News Releases
Dec 28

Commissioner tours communities impacted by derecho

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt visited several communities impacted by a rare December derecho.

Dec 15

Don’t let burning logs become combustible clogs

Avoiding a chimney fire isn’t just to save Santa.

Dec 14

Insurance Department receives five-year accreditation

The Kansas Insurance Department announced accreditation received from the NAIC for the next five years.

Dec 8

It’s big red bow season

Time for tips to avoid car sale scams.

Nov 2

It’s peak deer activity time in Kansas

Defensive driving skills are crucial during this time of year.

Oct 25

2022 Kansas Health Insurance Market Overview

The annual report details the Kansas Health Insurance Market.

Sept 27

Kansas now offering digital fingerprinting

The Kansas Insurance Department announced digital fingerprinting services are now available for insurance agent applicants.

Sept 16

June storms cause millions in damage

The Kansas Insurance Department announced that destructive weather in June caused more than $42.4 million in damage.

Sept 14

Kansas Insurance Department New Seal

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt unveils new department seal.

July 29

May Storm Losses 

Kansas storm season caused more than $76.4 million in damages in May

 

Kansas man guilty of fraud

The Kansas Insurance Department announced a Kansas man has been found guilty of securities fraud.

July 21

Public Information Officer

Tom Treacy announced as the new Public Information Officer.

July 13

April Storm Losses

Kansas storm season caused more than $22.6 million in damages in April

July 12

Commissioner Column

Working toward better, more efficient government

July 6

Insurance Department halts fees

The Office of Securities Commissioner announces a moratorium on securities act fees for FY 2022.

June 23

Firefighters Distribution

The Kansas Insurance Department distributed $15 million to local firefighters

March 1

Insurance Department celebrates

The Kansas Insurance Department celebrates 150 years of service.

February 24

Missouri man convicted of Securities violations

A Missouri man was ordered to pay and sentenced to prison for Kansas Securities violations.

February 8

Commissioner named to leadership role

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt named to NAIC Committee Leadership.

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