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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 )
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 )
The Anti-Fraud Division of the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) worked nearly 850 cases of suspected insurance fraud in Kansas during 2013.
That's a pretty hefty number for our four-person division, but that figure is an average one for us, unfortunately. (Read Commissioner's Corner )
KID gets four bills through Legislature
Four prospective pieces of legislature that the department brought to the 2014 session of the Kansas Legislature were signed into law earlier this spring.
Also in this issue:
- Sheppard joins KHI staff
- Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment update
- Department decides against FFM employee choice
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 HealthCare.gov before November 15, 2014. Additionally, information and how-to guides are available for those who are newly insured. (Go to insureKS.org)
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 )
- More information: Storm/Flood Insurance page
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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 email@example.com.
Sandy Praeger - Commissioner of Insurance