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 responsibility to be an honor.
The Kansas Insurance Department was established by the Kansas Legislature in 1871. It has four major functions:
- Regulate and Review Companies
- Educate Consumers
- Assist Consumers
- License Agents
The Kansas Insurance Department, under the direction of Commissioner Sandy Praeger, regulates and reviews the companies that sell policies in the state to make sure they are solvent and comply with insurance laws and regulations.
To educate consumers about insurance, the Kansas Insurance Department publishes brochures and rate guides on all kinds of insurance coverage; provides speakers on numerous insurance topics; and prepares vital public service information to mass media.
The Kansas Insurance Department helps consumers when they have disputes with insurance companies. Such assistance has resulted in millions of dollars in refunds and claims payments for consumers.
More than 22,000 resident agent-producers and more than 85,000 nonresident agent-producers are licensed in Kansas to sell insurance products. The Kansas Insurance Department also requires agents to meet ongoing continuing education requirements.