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Consumer Alerts

Department consumer alerts

Date Posted 2020 Consumer Alerts
July 28

Insurance Commissioner Extends Consumer Alert of COVID-19 Billings 

Commissioner Vicki Schmidt extends alert of improper charges for COVID-19 testing.

July 13

Improper Charges for Covid-19 Testing

Commissioner Vicki Schmidt alerts consumers of improper charges for COVID-19 testing.

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News Releases

Department news releases

Date Posted 2020 News Releases
October 28

2021 Marketplace open enrollment begins November 1

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt unveiled the 2021 Overview of the Health Insurance Market in Kansas.

October 26

Preview of individual plans now available

Kansans interested in health insurance plans through the exchange can preview them now.

September 25

Insurance Department joins in charging dealers in fraudulent precious metals scheme

The Office of Kansas Securities Commissioner is participating in a nationwide enforcement action to halt a fraudulent precious metals scheme.

September 14

Insurance Department participates in National Investment Fraud Task Force

The Office of Kansas Securities Commissioner is assisting fellow securities regulators with a nationwide investment task force.

June 5

Jesse W. Harris surrenders to custody in response to Securities Act complaint

The State of Kansas through Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office charged Harris with twenty-four felony counts of securities fraud in a criminal Complaint filed in Sedgwick County District Court.

May 13

Insurance Commissioner announces savings for Kansas consumers

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt announced relief programs during the COVID-19 crisis have resulted in millions of dollars in savings for Kansans.

April 8

Insurance Commissioner encourages consumers to visit with auto insurers

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt encourages Kansas consumers to visit with auto insurers about potential discounts, rebates or premium reductions during the COVID-19 crisis.

April 2

Insurance Commissioner warns of insurance and securities scams

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt warns Kansas consumers and investors about potential scams in the insurance and securities industry related to COVID-19.

Mar. 27

Update on Kansas Insurance Department operations

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt announced an extension of remote operations for the Kansas Insurance Department.

Mar. 17

Bulletin on Department operations issued

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt issued a bulletin regarding Department operations during the time the State of Disaster Emergency Proclamation is in effect.

Mar. 13

COVID-19

Insurance carriers to cover COVID-19 testing

Jan. 24

Commissioner Vicki Schmidt named to Committee Leadership

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt has been appointed to chair NAIC committee

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