About the Kansas Insurance Department
The Kansas Insurance Department was established by the Kansas Legislature in 1871. The major functions of the Department are to regulate and review companies for financial solvency and regulatory compliance, educate consumers, assist consumers, and license agents selling insurance products in the state.
We believe our primary responsibility is to the people whose personal lives or business endeavors are protected by an insurance product in the state of Kansas. We recognize that we are here to serve them and consider this to be an honor and a responsibility.
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger was elected as Kansas' 24th Commissioner of Insurance on November 2, 2002 and began serving in the position on January 13, 2003.
The state of Kansas is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework which is a highly coordinated state-based national system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace.
A primer for understanding terminology, regulation and available resources from the Kansas Insurance Department.
View a sampling of letters that the Commissioner and staff have received for their work in protecting and safeguarding Kansas insurance consumers.
Find contact information for key staff members, request a speaker and view scheduled speaking engagements, and view current employment opportunities at the Kansas Insurance Department.
View news releases, consumer alerts, upcoming legislation, the Insurance Quarterly, and the monthly Commissioner's Corner.
View statutes, regulations, public hearings, orders, bulletins, and historical information regarding insurance in Kansas.
Make an open records request with the Kansas Insurance Department, or download a list of companies and/or agents licenced to to buisiness in the state.
Address, e-mail, and telephone numbers for the Kansas Insurance Department.
The official regulatory publication of the Kansas Insurance Department.
The Kansas Insurance Department 2013 Annual Report.
Built in 1924, the building that houses the Kansas Insurance Department is listed on the national and state registers of historic places.
Historical documents of the Kansas Insurance Department such as the Kansas Health Insurance Study (HRSA Planning Grant), the proposed acquisition of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas, the sale of Preferred Health Systems, a change in ownership of Security Benefit Corporation, and documents involving study of the Affordable Care Act.