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The current officeholder is [[Sandy Praeger]].<ref>[http://www.ksinsurance.org/about/commissioner.htm ''Kansas Insurance Commissioner,'' "Sandy Praeger," accessed December 17, 2012]</ref>
 
The current officeholder is [[Sandy Praeger]].<ref>[http://www.ksinsurance.org/about/commissioner.htm ''Kansas Insurance Commissioner,'' "Sandy Praeger," accessed December 17, 2012]</ref>
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As with Kansas' other executive officers, the Insurance Commissioner is elected to serve for a term of four years of length, which runs concurrently with the term of the governor. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.<ref>[http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/statute/025_000_0000_chapter/025_040_0000_article/025_040_0001_section/025_040_0001_k/ ''Kansas Legislature,'' "State Code Chapter 25 Article 40. - ELECTION AND TERMS OF STATE OFFICERS," accessed December 17, 2012]</ref>
 
As with Kansas' other executive officers, the Insurance Commissioner is elected to serve for a term of four years of length, which runs concurrently with the term of the governor. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.<ref>[http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/statute/025_000_0000_chapter/025_040_0000_article/025_040_0001_section/025_040_0001_k/ ''Kansas Legislature,'' "State Code Chapter 25 Article 40. - ELECTION AND TERMS OF STATE OFFICERS," accessed December 17, 2012]</ref>
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The Insurance Department's budget for fiscal year 2012 was $25,255,729.<ref>[http://budget.ks.gov/publications/FY2014/FY2014_GBR_Vol2.pdf ''The Governor's State of Kansas Budget Report,''"Volume 2 Fiscal Year 2014," 115, accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
 
In 2011, Commissioner of Insurance received compensation in the amount of $86,003.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/content/book-states-2011-chapter-4-state-executive-branch, ''The Council of State Governments, "Book of States 2011- Table 4.11", accessed February 2, 2012]</ref>
 
In 2011, Commissioner of Insurance received compensation in the amount of $86,003.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/content/book-states-2011-chapter-4-state-executive-branch, ''The Council of State Governments, "Book of States 2011- Table 4.11", accessed February 2, 2012]</ref>
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Revision as of 08:22, 27 June 2013

Kansas Commissioner of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $25,255,729
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Sandy Praeger.jpg
Name:  Sandy Praeger
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  2003
Compensation:  $86,003
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Kansas Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerCommissioner of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerWildlife and Parks SecretaryLabor SecretaryCorporation Commission
The Kansas Insurance Commissioner is an elected state executive position in the Kansas state government. The commissioner serves as the head of the Kansas Department of Insurance, which regulates and reviews companies for financial solvency and regulatory compliance, educates consumers, and helps license agents selling insurance products in the state. [1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Sandy Praeger.[2]

Authority

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Qualifications

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Elections

As with Kansas' other executive officers, the Insurance Commissioner is elected to serve for a term of four years of length, which runs concurrently with the term of the governor. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The Insurance Department's budget for fiscal year 2012 was $25,255,729.[4]

Compensation

In 2011, Commissioner of Insurance received compensation in the amount of $86,003.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Kansas Insurance Department
420 SW 9th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1678

Email: commissioner@ksinsurance.org
Phone: 785-296-3071
Toll-free: 800-432-2484 (in Kansas only)
Fax: 785-296-7805

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