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Consumer Alert: InsureKS.org Website Adds Price Information, Help Locator

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TOPEKA, Kan. — In an effort to help Kansans who are struggling to find health insurance coverage information on the federal marketplace website, the Kansas Insurance Department’s www.insureKS.org website has new features about Kansas plans, prices and assistance. “Kansans going to the site can now get a close estimate on what plans, tax credits and rates they can qualify for ... Read More »

Consumer Alert: Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger Fines Marketing Firm, Issues Cease/Desist Order

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has issued fines totaling $9,000 and a cease and desist order against an Ohio-licensed insurance marketing firm for illegal activities in Kansas. The company, now known primarily as Lead Generating Systems, LLC, was fined $5,000 in August as part of a judgment by the Kansas Insurance Department. An earlier fine of ... Read More »

City of Washington Warns Of Utility Insurance Solicitations

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The City of Washington has been made aware that local utility customers may be receiving solicitations from a company called HomeServe. The City of Washington is not affiliated with this company, nor does it endorse the company or the services it provides. The business is attempting to solicit utility customers to purchase insurance for their water and sewer lines. > ... Read More »

Jefferson County stays with 3 commissioners

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Jefferson County will stay with 3 commissioners on their board after the question was defeated by 200 votes as to whether they should stay with 3 commissioners or bump it up to 5 commissioners on the board.  If voters had approved the question to have 5 commissioners, it would have cost the county at least $60,000 more to cover their ... Read More »

Jefferson County To Vote On Having 5 Commissioners

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Jefferson County is considering adding 2 commissioners to it’s board.  Voter’s will decide whether or not to make it a 5 person board.  The three-person committee of County Clerk Sandra Stelling, County Attorney Linda Bauer and County Treasurer Leroy Bast would select 2 additional commissioners to serve at-large until redistricting takes effect.  If it passes, commissioners would represent approximately 1,500 ... Read More »

Former Marshall County Insurance Agent Indicted

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A former Marshall County insurance agent has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $480,000 in customers’ premiums. Monica Smart, age 48, of Frankfort, Kansas, is charged with two counts of mail fraud and seven counts of wire fraud. The indictment alleges Smart defrauded Allied Insurance Company and United Insurance by using her position as an agent and office ... Read More »

Former Seneca Business Bounces Payroll Checks

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Lag Design Custom Wood Doors Inc. closed on May 1st.  Owner Rilie Tilley released the 30 plus employees with less than one days notice.  Now more than a dozen of the former employees have paychecks that cannot be cashed due to insufficient funds.  In addition, former employees learned the deductions were taken out from the last three paychecks; however, the ... Read More »

Bremen Fighting to Save Post Office

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Bremen Citizens are fighting to save their post office which has been designated by the Kansas Postmaster as an office that is subject to closing.  Gary Holle, Bremen Insurance is spearheading the effort to keep the Bremen Post Office Open.  An organizational meeting will take place 7 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Bremen Insurance Office.  The Postal Service has agreed ... Read More »

Index of Economic Indicators Shows Kansas Growth

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The message from a major indicator of future economic growth is that economic growth in Kansas will improve in the next 6-months. The economic indicator, which was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, factors in such things as: state initial unemployment insurance claims, delivery times from the Institute for Supply Management manufacturing survey, and the interest rate spread ... Read More »

USDA offers resources for those affected by extreme weather

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WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 —The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers in states across the country that USDA offers a variety of resources for those affected by recent extreme weather, including floods, drought, fires and tornadoes. USDA also urges producers in need or those with questions to contact their local county or state USDA Service Center or ... Read More »