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Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger to be honored at public reception Dec. 22

Sandy Praeger, retiring Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, will be honored at a public reception from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 22, at the Kansas Insurance Department, 420 SW 9th Street, Topeka.
(Read news Release PDF)

Commissioner Praeger receives national award

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has received the National Association Of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) President's Award for distinguished member leadership. (Read news release PDF)

Commissioner's Corner for December 2014:
Then-now insurance comparison shows Kansas insurance accomplishments

Commissioner Praeger shares statistics that show changes in the insurance industry over her three terms in office. (Read Commissioner's Corner PDF)

Four directors to retire from insurance department

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, today announced the retirement of four of her division directors. Leaving the office December 5 will be Marlyn Burch, life division; Neil Woerman, information technology; Steve O'Neil, consumer assistance; and Ted Clark, anti-fraud. (Read news release PDF)

Assistant Insurance Commissioner Anshutz accepts new employment

Zachary J.C. Anshutz, assistant commissioner, will be leaving his post at the Kansas Insurance Department to accept a position with Advisors Excel LLC, a Topeka-based independent insurance marketing organization. (Read news release PDF)

2015 Marketplace rates posted to

Health Insurance Marketplace premiums effective January 1, 2015 have been posted on Follow the link and select county and age to see all new Marketplace rates available.

Commissioner's Corner for November 2014:
Kansas online insurance exchange enrollment opens Nov. 15

Kansans who want to compare health and dental plans and then purchase them through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace can do so starting on Sunday, Nov. 15, the beginning of the second online open enrollment. (Read Commissioner's Corner PDF)

Commissioner's Corner for October 2014:
Department addresses long-term care insurance costs

The Kansas Insurance Department is taking steps to find a balance between increasing costs of long-term care and consumer concern over long-term care insurance premiums. (Read Commissioner's Corner PDF)


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