2014 Consumer Alerts

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

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2014 Consumer Alerts

October 24

Watch out for Medicare Part D, Advantage fraud during the open-enrollment period

During the ongoing open-enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans, Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance, is urging Kansas Medicare beneficiaries to be alert to any potential scams surrounding sign-up activity..

October 3

Drive defensively during deer season

Driving defensively during the Kansas deer season is a must, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.

September 9

Know your life insurance basics

Sandy Praeger, Kansas commissioner of insurance, is asking Kansans to consider some important points about life insurance coverage. September is designated nationally as Life Insurance Awareness Month.

August 4

Get insurance needs in place for your college-bound student

College students across Kansas are packing furniture, electronics and all the other necessities of college life. They will soon head to their schools for the 2014-15 term. Will they forget something? Probably. But Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, hopes it isn’t their insurance coverage needs.

July 2

Check with companies, employers about stop-smoking services, benefits

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is encouraging consumers to check with their health insurance companes or employers regarding coverage for smoking cessation services and the specific benefits included in their policies. 

May 22

Check out ridesharing services insurance liability, Commissioner says

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is asking consumers to check with their insurance agents and companies regarding coverage concerns with ride-sharing or person-to-perosn transportation services in the Kansas City area. 

April 7

Consumer 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. 

March 21

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.

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