2010 Consumer Alerts

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2010 Consumer Alerts

December 2010

It’s the season of giving, but older Kansans should be wary of what information they are giving out. That's the warning from Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger following indications of suspected telephone fraud activity reported to the insurance department’s anti-fraud division.

December 2010

Trips to visit friends and relatives can be holiday highlights for your family, especially if your trip preparations emphasize safety, said Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, and the same emphasis on safety is also important when you are homebound during a winter storm.     

November 2010

Buying your first car, moving to a new state, losing or changing your job or starting a small business are a few of the life changes that should trigger a review of your insurance.

October 2010

Defensive driving on Kansas roads and highways during this fall’s deer mating season is a necessity, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.

October 2010

Kansas property owners affected by recent flood map changes have a flood insurance option that may provide temporary financial relief, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.

September 2010

Crawford County-area citizens who were customers of three insurance agents whose licenses were revoked should contact their insurance companies regarding coverage, said Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

August 2010

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger believes it's important to check changing insurance needs as Kansas college classes begin, especially when it comes to health insurance and identity theft.

August 2010

Settling in to college life can be stressful and financially challenging to any student - and to parents. That's why Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger believes it's important to check changing insurance needs as the fall semester beings.

June 2010

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is urging Medicare beneficiaries eligible to receive a $250 "donut hole" check for their Part D coverage to be wary of scams surrounding the federal payment program.

May 2010

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is urging all Kansans to follow tips this summer to protect children and animals from being fatal victims of hyperthermia (abnormally high fever) after being left in an overheated vehicle.

April 2010

Kansans who have Medicare Supplement plans will see additional plans offered and some current plans sales eliminated on June 1, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.

April 2010

While legislators, consumers and state regulators work to grasp the implications of the new federal health reform law, con artists are already trying to scam Kansas consumers with fake health care, according to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger.  Recent reports indicate that fake agents are showing up at Kansas homes, especially those of older Kansans, representing themselves as agents of the federal government selling “ObamaCare” insurance policies.

April 2010

In order for new homeowners to have flood insurance, Congress will have to reauthorize the legislation for flood coverage when members return to session next week, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said.

March 2010

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has joined forces with state health organizations in urging Kansans to get colon cancer screenings as members of individual and group health plans.

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