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Commissioner Praeger delivering Meals on WheelsCommissioner Praeger delivers for Meals on Wheels

Commissioner Praeger spent part of Thursday, March 20, delivering lunches to recipients of Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties.

Accompanied by Heidi Pickerell, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties, Commissioner Praeger delivered meals to nine households in the southwestern part of Topeka as part of an outreach to public officials to help raise awareness of the program. (Read Meals on Wheels PDF)

Consumer AlertConsumer Alert: Retirement planning means preparing for Baby Boomer set of financial challenges

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is urging Kansans to take a look at the challenges that Baby Boomers face in planning a financially secure retirement.  Commissioner Praeger said National Retirement Planning Week, April 7-11, is a good time for Kansans to develop, review or revise retirement plans. (Read Retirement Consumer Alert PDF)

Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger receives national Health Quality Leaders award

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, was among five honorees to receive the 2014 Health Quality Awards from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on April 2. Commissioner Praeger was cited for her decades of elected service working across party lines to improve health care quality, according to the NCQA communications office. She has been the Kansas Insurance Commissioner since 2003; prior to that she was a member of the Kansas Legislature and the city council of Lawrence, KS, where she lives with her husband, retired Dr. Mark Praeger. (Read Health Quality Leaders news release PDF)

Commissioners CornerCommissioner's Corner for April 2014:
Time for a homeowners checkup?

Take this quick quiz about your homeowners insurance: What is the value of the contents of your home covered by insurance? Is a flood covered? If someone is hurt while visiting you, will insurance pay medical expenses?

Did you have answers to those questions? Or know where to look for them? Whether you are a renter or a homeowner, we at the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) suggest an annual review of your homeowners or renters insurance. This lets you brush up on what is covered and to evaluate whether the coverage is still adequate (or too much) for your current situation. (Read Commissioner's Corner PDF)

Consumer Alert - Spring storm season: Is your insurance ready for it?

With the long 2013-2014 Kansas winter coming to an end, Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance, is urging Kansans to check insurance policies on personal property to make sure they are ready for any upcoming spring storms problems. The Kansas Insurance Department (KID) staff has come up with a checklist of questions and statements that consumers and their insurance agents can review for determining whether your insurance is ready for spring weather-related events.  (Read Spring consumer alert PDF)

Insurance QuarterlyInsurance Quarterly - Winter 2014

Department to allow companies to extend current health insurance policies under new HHS rule

Commissioner Praeger announced earlier this month that the Kansas Insurance Department will allow companies selling health insurance in the state to continue to renew policies that don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that went into effect on January 1, 2014.

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