Insurance Department, Kansas
The Kansas Insurance Department was established by the Kansas Legislature in 1871. It has four major regulatory functions:
1. Regulate and Review Companies
The Kansas Insurance Department, under the direction of an elected Commissioner, regulates and reviews insurance companies that sell insurance in Kansas to make sure they are solvent and comply with insurance laws and regulations.
2. Educate Consumers
The Kansas Insurance Department publishes brochures and rate guides on all kinds of insurance coverage; provides speakers on numerous insurance topics; and prepares vital public service information to mass media.
3. Assist Consumers
The Kansas Insurance Department helps consumers when they have disputes with insurance companies.
4. License Agents
The Kansas Insurance Department licenses agents and also requires agents to meet ongoing continuing education requirements.
The web site for the Kansas Insurance Department is www.ksinsurance.org.