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Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Sandy Praeger is among several state insurance regulators from around the United States who are scheduled to attend a natural disaster forum hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Insurance on Thursday, June 13.
Commissioner Praeger and several colleagues from states such as Louisiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Illinois will get a detailed briefing on the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and the outreach efforts by Oklahoma insurance regulators. (Read Forum news release )
Commissioner names new health care policy director, appoints new division head
In this issue:
- Commissioner names new health care policy director, appoints new division head
- Fall 2013 scholarship winners announced
- KID legislation signed into law
- Flood rates to increase
Seven Kansas college students are recipients of $1,000 each for fall semester 2013 financial aid from the Monumental Life Settlement African-American Scholarship program administered by the Kansas Insurance Department. The students are Stephonn Alcorn, Gardner, attending the University of Kansas; Joyce Banks, Topeka, Friends University; Victoria Gordon, Overland Park, Ottawa University; Rashaun Herah, Overland Park, Emporia State University; Kamika Hicks, Wichita, Wichita State University; Solomon Lartey, Lawrence, University of Kansas; and Dajon Medlock, Park City, Wichita State University. (Read Scholarship news release )
You have probably read reports that many consumers know little about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). (Read Commissioner's Corner )
Kansans evaluating their flood insurance needs should be aware of upcoming rate increases for new and renewal policies, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance. (Read Flood Consumer Alert )
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has appointed Linda Sheppard, director of accident and health, to a new position as Special Counsel and Health Care Policy and Analysis Director for the Kansas Insurance Department (KID). Taking Sheppard’s place in the accident and health division is Julie Holmes, who previously was assistant director. (Read Sheppard-Holmes News Release )
The year 2012 was an average year for storm-related insurance claim losses in Kansas. But whatever spring weather holds for 2013, Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is urging Kansas insurance consumers to be prepared. “We had the second-lowest estimated storm loss damage in the last five years during 2012,” Commissioner Praeger said. “But that doesn’t make those Kansans feel better who suffered tornado and hail damage last year. What can help all of us cope with severe-weather insurance claims is storm season preparation for severe weather and then some smart action regarding your insurance after the storm.” (Read Storm Consumer Alert )
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Sandy Praeger - Commissioner of Insurance