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Consumer Alert: Know your life insurance basics

Sandy Praeger, Kansas commissioner of insurance, is asking Kansans to consider some important points about life insurance coverage. September is designated nationally as Life Insurance Awareness Month. (Read Consumer Alert PDF)

Commissioner's Corner for September 2014:
Earthquake insurance an option for homeowners

Earthquake coverage is not a part of a regular homeowners, renters or condominium insurance policy. Coverage can be added by including an endorsement to your policy or by purchasing a separate earthquake policy." (Read Commissioner's Corner PDF)

Consumer Alert: Get insurance needs in place for your college-bound student

College students across Kansas are packing furniture, electronics and all the other necessities of college life. They will soon head to their schools for the 2014-15 term. Will they forget something? Probably. But Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, hopes it isn’t their insurance coverage needs. (Read Consumer Alert PDF)

Commissioner makes Firefighter Relief Fund distribution

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is distributing nearly $12 million among 569 local Firefighters Relief Associations (FRAs) across the state. The annual distribution is from the state Firefighter Relief Fund. (Read FRA news release PDF)

Consumer Alert: Check with companies, employers about stop-smoking services, benefits

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is encouraging consumers to check with their health insurance companies or employers regarding coverage for smoking cessation services and the specific benefits included in their policies. (Read Smoking Cessation Alert PDF)

Commissioners has current enrollment options, information for the newly insured

Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment ended on March 31, 2014. Outside of open enrollment periods, you can enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace if you have certain life events or you have a "complicated situation." In these cases, Marketplace Guides can help you enroll through before November 15, 2014. Additionally, information and how-to guides are available for those who are newly insured. (Go to

Insurance information assistance available for weather disaster victims

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, said Monday that  insurance information for recent tornado and severe weather victims in Southeast Kansas is available from the Kansas Insurance Department’s Consumer Assistance Hotline, 800-432-2484. (Read Storm news release PDF)

Our primary responsibility is to you, the people whose personal lives or business endeavors are protected by an insurance product in the state of Kansas.

If you have questions or concerns about insurance, please contact our Consumer Assistance Division by calling toll-free 1-800-432-2484 (in Kansas only) or e-mail us at

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