Welcome to Kansas Insurance Department

Kansas Insurance Commissioner
Ken Selzer, CPA

  • Kansas Insurance Department
  • 420 SW 9th Street
  • Topeka, Kansas 66612-1678
  • Consumer Hotline: 800-432-2484 (KS only)
  • Email Us | Phone: 785-296-3071

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Consumer Alerts

For Additional Information, contact Bob Hanson - Public Information Officer: 785-296-7807 or contact him by email at kid.commissioner@ks.gov.

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2017 Consumer Alerts

Dec 13

Beware of scammers during holiday season

Kansans should beware of fraudulent charity solicitation operations.
Dec 12

JO and WY consumers now have more provider options

Kansans in Johnson and Wyandotte counties who are making choices by Dec. 15 on individual health insurance for 2018 now have more provider options.
Nov 29

Check individual health plans for impact of subsidies

The shorter open enrollment period for the 2018 plan year began November 1 and ends December 15, 2017.
Nov 14

Reminder - open enrollment is now

Kansas individual health plan consumers are reminded of shortened enrollment period and potential provider changes.
Nov 8

Identity thieves go after annuities

Kansans who own annuity products through insurance companies are urged to watch for unauthorized account withdrawals.
Oct 24

2018 open enrollment considerations

Kansas consumers making choices on health insurance for 2018 need to be aware of some changes.
Oct 18

Cyber security awareness

Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, reminds Kansans to be responsible for personal security with electronic communications.
Oct 9

Insurance Department can provide assistance with Medicare-type questions

Medicare open enrollment brings questions and KID can help or direct those questions to the appropriate agency.
Sep 26

Watch out for water-damaged vehicles

Vehicles from recent hurricanes may soon show up for sale. Know the signs of water damage on vehicles before purchasing.
Sep 20

What is your life insurance IQ

Choosing the right life insurance protection and choosing the right amount of coverage are important choices for you and your family.

Aug 11

How to handle an insurance claim

Consider these tips for a smoother resolution of an insurance claim.

June 20

Fighting fraud is important to the Kansas Insurance Department

Insurance fraud is the second largest economic crime in the US and KID works hard to fight against it.

May 18

Be prepared for storms

Commissioner Selzer is providing the following checklist of storm season insurance precautions and preparations in light of recent and anticipated severe storm activity in Kansas.

May 11

Strengthen your technology security skills

Commissioner Selzer and national cybersecurity experts suggest these guidelines for computer and smart device consumers.

Apr 13

Insurance claim knowledge is important

Follow these tips to help get insurance claims resolved promptly.

Mar 8

Flood Safety Awareness

Flood safety awareness activities in Kansas should include knowing basic insurance needs.

Feb 14

Know policy for earthquake coverage

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

Jan 13

Checklist for winter insurance coverage

Consumers should review their winter insurance coverage as snow, ice, winds and freezing temperatures have hit Kansas.

Jan 6

Working smoke alarms are key for safety

Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, says working smoke alarms in Kansas households can be lifesavers.

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