2009 Consumer Alerts

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2009 Consumer Alerts

December 2009

A holiday or New Year’s trip to Grandma’s house can be a highlight of the year for your family.  Getting there safely should be in the forefront of your trip preparations, especially when winter weather has gripped the area, according to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger.

November 2009

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said today Kansas law requires insurance company payment for mammograms for insured women whose physicians have ordered them.

November 2009

As thousands of military personnel prepare to return from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months, they should review their insurance coverage to make certain that they and their families stay protected no matter where they are, according to Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

October 2009

There’s an increased need for constant defensive driving on Kansas roads and highways during this fall’s deer mating season, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance. More injury-related deer-vehicle accidents occurred on Kansas roads during 2008 than in 2007, according to Kansas Department of Transportation statistics. Those 2008 accidents resulted in the deaths of six people and injuries to 318.

August 2009

Sending a student to college can be an emotional and trying time. Remembering to pack everything they will need while away from home is a challenge. So is understanding your changing insurance needs, according to Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

July 2009

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is advising insurance agents throughout the state to be wary of telephone imposters posing as insurance department regulators in order to obtain confidential personal information. 

June 2009

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is advising consumers to be wary of "bait and switch" tactics solicited through advertising for investment opportunities that involve annuities or other forms of life insurance products.

May 2009

It's always important to understand the conditions of your health insurance policy, but with the increased national concerns regarding the H1N1 flu outbreak, you may need to be even more aware of your coverages, according to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger.

April 2009

The recent heavy rains serve as a reminder to Kansans about the potential for flooding in the state, according to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger. 

March 2009

The recent heavy snows throughout the state serve as a reminder to Kansans about the potential for flooding in the state, according to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger. 

February 2009

Kansas vehicle owners and homeowners shouldn't gamble by dropping coverage for their property, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said. 

"Besides being a risky move, with vehicles noncoverage is illegal," Commissioner Praeger said. "Kansans shouldn’t try to save money this way; the consequences are too great."

February 2009

Tougher economic times often are accompanied by an increase in fraudulent insurance and consumer activity, something that Kansans should be wary of now, said Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger.

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