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Kansas Insurance Commissioner
Ken Selzer, CPA

  • Kansas Insurance Department
  • 420 SW 9th Street
  • Topeka, Kansas 66612-1678
  • Consumer Hotline: 800-432-2484 (KS only)
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2016 Consumer Alerts

Dec 13

Family insurance conversations encouraged during holidays

The holidays are filled with family gatherings. These can be good times to discuss insurance considerations.

Nov 10

Keep hackers from ruining your holiday

The increase in internet traffic over the holidays means more vulnerability to malicious scams. Follow these guidelines to protect yourself this holiday season.

Oct 25

Insurance fraud case is a cautionary tale

An insurance fraud case in Saline County can serve as a cautionary tale for those having property insurance, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

Oct 14

Insurance department gives direction for Medicare-type questions and potential fraud

The Kansas Insurance Department can give direction for Medicare questions during the open enrollment period as well as give tips on protection from fraud.

Oct 7

Drive defensively during deer season

Driving defensively during the deer mating season is a must for Kansas drivers, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

Sep 20

Flooding concerns prompt look at insurance issues

Recent flooding issues throughout the South and even in Kansas are cause for evaluating flood insurance considerations.

Sept 7

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and a good time to consider some important points about life insurance coverage.

Sept 6

Insurance department can answer questions regarding earthquake coverage

In light of recent Oklahoma earthquakes, Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, reminds Kansans that the Kansas Insurance Department can assist homeowners in answering questions about earthquake insurance coverage.

Aug 10

Know the risks before you share a home, ride or more

The sharing economy is rapidly gaining popularity. Knowing the insurance considerations involved in sharing economy transactions is especially important.

Aug 8

BCBSKC Data Breach may affect members

Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is encouraging members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City to safeguard their financial and health information following a data breach that accessed information on members’ medical ID cards.

Jul 14

Caregivers should understand insurance options ahead of service

By 2030, the over-65 age group in the United States is expected to double. As a result, family caregivers for older Kansans are becoming more common.

Jun 6

Topeka tornado anniversary reminder of recovery considerations

Kansans, and especially Topekans, will pause this month to reflect on one of the worst tornado disasters in Kansas history - an F5 rated tornado that devasted Topeka and killed 16 people on June 8, 1966.

Apr 21

Distracted driving can be costly

Distracted driving is not only a safety hazard to yourself and other drivers but also could adversely affect your vehicle insurance premiums.

Apr 13

Be prepared financially for retirement

National Retirement Planning Week is a good time to review financial preparedness and insurance needs concerning retirement.

Mar 9

Cover the basics of life insurance

Life insurance protection is one of the most considerate acts that a person can do for his family, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

Feb 16

Check earthquake policies for exclusions

Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, urges Kansans to know what exclusions might apply to their earthquake policies or earthquake policy endorsements.

Jan 21

Earthquake coverage is separate from homeowners

Earthquake insurance coverage in Kansas requires a separate policy or endorsement to your regular homeowners insurance policy.

Jan 6

Drones and Insurance

Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, says to check your insurance policy and register your drone with the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA).

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