Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner, will speak at Fort Hays State University on her "Insure U" plan on Friday, Nov. 16, in FHSU's Robbins Center.
The main focus of Praeger's speech is "health insurance and how it applies to small businesses," said Taryn Leiker, administrative business specialist at the Small Business Development Center at FHSU.
"She's wanting to provide an overview of the plan and then see if there are any issues she can assist with or questions she can answer to help bring insurance to the area."
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) presents "Insure U for Small Business" to provide helpful information, tips and considerations about insurance for owners of small companies and home-based businesses. This curriculum is organized around worker's compensation, business property and liability, commercial auto, group health and disability, group life and key person life, and home-based businesses.
"I would like feedback from small and large businesses about health care issues," said Praeger.
Praeger, Kansas' 24th commissioner of insurance, is on her second term as commissioner. She is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and 65,000 agents licensed to do business in the state.
She is president-elect of NAIC. Praeger is also a member of the EX-1 Subcommittee for Internal Administration and the Life Insurance and Annuities Committee. She previously served as vice chair for the NAIC Midwestern Zone.
A resident of Lawrence, Kansas, she served as mayor of Lawrence from 1986-87, and she served on the Lawrence City Commission from 1985-89.
For more information visit www.ksinsurance.org.