About

2017 – 2018 Officers

President Jack Rader
Vice-President Curtis Holle
Secretary/Treasurer Gregg Dykstra

Directors

Tony Kimmi 2017-2020
Justin Lear 2017-2020
Dwight Tully 2017-2020
Chris Brown 2015-2018
Trent Moser 2015-2018
Jack Rader 2015-2018
Mike Perkins 2015-2018
Arlen Briggs 2016-2019
Phil Irwin 2016-2019
Curtis Holle 2016-2019
Scott Forland 2016-2019
Heather Fleming 2017-2020
Melissa Crawford 2017-2020

Committees

Legislative Marlee Carpenter – ex officio
Tony Kimmi *
Scott Forland
Curtis Holle
Tom Manning
Jack Rader
Melissa Crawford
Audit Justin Lear*
Chris Brown
Phil Irwin
R. Dan Scott
Governance and Nominations Chris Brown*
Dwight Tully
Tony Kimmi
Arlen Briggs
Trent Moser
Justin Lear
Membership Trent Moser*
Dwight Tully
Arlen Briggs
Phil Irwin
Convention Chris Brown*
Justin Lear
Jack Rader

*Denotes Chairman

Bylaws

ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of this Corporation shall be “The Kansas Association of Property and Casualty Insurance  Companies, Incorporated” (hereinafter called the “Association”) of the State of Kansas.

ARTICLE II – OBJECT

The object of this Association shall be to promote the interests of property and casualty insurance; to gather and disseminate information relating thereto; and to support legislation, public policy, and public awareness favorable to the welfare and best interests of the property and casualty insurance industry in the State of Kansas.

ARTICLE III – OFFICE AND RECORDS

  1. Corporate Offices. The principal office and place of business of the Association shall be at such place or places as the Board of Directors may from time to time authorize.

 

  1. Records. The Association shall keep correct and complete books and records of account; shall keep minutes of the proceedings of its Board of Directors and the meetings of the members of the Association; and shall keep at its registered office or such other place as the Board may from time to time authorize a record of the names of its Board of Directors and members. Retention requirements for the records of the Association shall be established from time to time by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERS

  1. Classification. There shall be five classifications of members which shall be Domestic Members, Non-Domestic Members, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, and Trade Association Members.

 

  1. Domestic Members. Any property/casualty insurer, including reinsurers, organized under the laws of the State of Kansas and licensed to write any form of property/casualty insurance permitted under Kansas law may become a Domestic Member upon payment of dues/fees established by the Board of Directors. Each Domestic Member shall be entitled to one vote on matters properly submitted to the membership for a vote and may serve on the Board and any Committee.  A Domestic Member that may no longer qualify as being organized under the laws of Kansas, whether due to merger, consolidation, re-domestication or other transfer of its book of business to a parent or affiliate company, will nevertheless continue to qualify as a Domestic Member, if such company was a Domestic Member of KAPCIC on January 1, 2013.

 

  1. Non-Domestic Members. Any property/casualty insurer admitted to and licensed to write any form of property/casualty insurance permitted under Kansas law may become a Non-Domestic Member upon payment of dues/fees established by the Board of Directors. Each Non-Domestic Member shall be entitled to one vote on matters properly submitted to the membership for a vote and may serve on the Board and any Committee.

 

  1. Associate Members. Any reinsurer or broker admitted and licensed to do business under the laws of Kansas, and providing any form of property/casualty insurance coverage permitted to be written under Kansas law, and not qualifying as a Domestic or Non-Domestic Member, may qualify to become an Associate Member upon approval by a majority of the Board of Directors and payment of dues/fees established by the Board of Directors. Associate Members shall be entitled to speak to any matter properly brought before the membership for a vote, but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

 

  1. Affiliate Members. Any organization or association however constituted which does not qualify for Domestic, Non-Domestic or Associate membership, or any individual, whose primary interests are of an insurance nature similar to and compatible with those of Domestic, Non-Domestic and Associate members, may become an Affiliate Member upon approval of a majority of the Board of Directors and payment of dues/fees as established by the Board of Directors. Affiliate Members shall be entitled to speak to any matter properly brought before the membership for a vote but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

 

  1. Trade Association Members. Any organization or association organized or recognized as a trade association, whose primary interests are of an insurance nature similar to and compatible with those of Domestic, Non-Domestic and Associate members, may become a Trade Association Member upon approval of a majority of the Board of Directors and payment of dues/fees as established by the Board of Directors.  Trade Association Members shall be entitled to speak to any matter property brought before the membership for a vote but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

 

  1. Member’s Representative. A member of the Board of directors currently representing a Domestic or Non Domestic member will be deemed by the Association to be the voting representative of the company at any member meeting of the Association. The chief executive officer of a Domestic Member not currently represented on the Board of Directors Company shall be deemed by the Association to be the voting representative of the company.   The chief executive officer shall exercise all rights of membership on behalf of such member, unless the member company shall have notified the Association in writing of other individual(s) authorized to do so, either in lieu of or in addition to the chief executive officer.  A senior management executive or officer of a Non-Domestic Member company not currently represented on the Board of directors who shall have notified the Association in writing of the individual(s) authority to do so, shall be deemed by the Association to be the voting representative of the company.

 

  1. Term. Membership of any classification shall continue until the member resigns; or no longer meets the qualifications for membership, including failure to pay dues and/or fees; or is terminated by the Board of Directors. Membership in any classification may be involuntarily terminated only by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

 

  1. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of members of the Association shall be held each year for the election of Directors and officers and such other business of the Association as may come before the meeting.  Unless two thirds of the members present at the annual meeting shall agree otherwise, the only matters that may be voted upon at the annual meeting are those matters that are described in the meeting notice.

 

  1. Special Meetings. Special meetings of members of the Association may be called at any time by any three Directors representing Domestic Member companies, or by the President of the Association, or in writing signed by a majority of the Domestic Member companies and a majority of the Non-Domestic Member companies, each considered as a separate class, and delivered to the Secretary or President of the Association.

 

  1. Notice of Meetings. Written notice of any meeting shall state the date, place, and hour of the meeting, and shall be delivered by mail (written or electronic/digital) or facsimile to the address of record of each member not later than seventy-two hours prior to the meeting.  The Secretary is responsible for delivery of notice of any meeting properly called.

 

  1. Quorum. The presence of a majority of the Domestic Members of the Association at any regular or special meeting shall constitute a quorum.  Any action by the voting Members of the Association shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the voting Members, unless otherwise required by these bylaws.  If less than a majority of Domestic Members are present at a meeting, a majority of those members present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without  further notice. At such adjourned meeting at which a quorum shall be present, any business may be transacted which might have been transacted at the meeting as originally noticed.

 

  1. Voting Rights. Each Member entitled to vote shall be granted one vote on all matters properly coming before any meeting of the Association. Associate, Affiliate, and Trade Association Members shall be entitled to speak to any matter properly brought before the membership, but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

 

ARTICLE V – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

  1. Classification. There shall be five classifications of members which shall be Domestic Members, Non-Domestic Members, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, and Trade Association Members.

 

  1. Domestic Members. Any property/casualty insurer, including reinsurers, organized under the laws of the State of Kansas and licensed to write any form of property/casualty insurance permitted under Kansas law may become a Domestic Member upon payment of dues/fees established by the Board of Directors. Each Domestic Member shall be entitled to one vote on matters properly submitted to the membership for a vote and may serve on the Board and any Committee.  A Domestic Member that may no longer qualify as being organized under the laws of Kansas, whether due to merger, consolidation, re-domestication or other transfer of its book of business to a parent or affiliate company, will nevertheless continue to qualify as a Domestic Member, if such company was a Domestic Member of KAPCIC on January 1, 2013.

 

  1. Non-Domestic Members. Any property/casualty insurer admitted to and licensed to write any form of property/casualty insurance permitted under Kansas law may become a Non-Domestic Member upon payment of dues/fees established by the Board of Directors. Each Non-Domestic Member shall be entitled to one vote on matters properly submitted to the membership for a vote and may serve on the Board and any Committee.

 

  1. Associate Members. Any reinsurer or broker admitted and licensed to do business under the laws of Kansas, and providing any form of property/casualty insurance coverage permitted to be written under Kansas law, and not qualifying as a Domestic or Non-Domestic Member, may qualify to become an Associate Member upon approval by a majority of the Board of Directors and payment of dues/fees established by the Board of Directors. Associate Members shall be entitled to speak to any matter properly brought before the membership for a vote, but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

 

  1. Affiliate Members. Any organization or association however constituted which does not qualify for Domestic, Non-Domestic or Associate membership, or any individual, whose primary interests are of an insurance nature similar to and compatible with those of Domestic, Non-Domestic and Associate members, may become an Affiliate Member upon approval of a majority of the Board of Directors and payment of dues/fees as established by the Board of Directors. Affiliate Members shall be entitled to speak to any matter properly brought before the membership for a vote but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

 

  1. Trade Association Members. Any organization or association organized or recognized as a trade association, whose primary interests are of an insurance nature similar to and compatible with those of Domestic, Non-Domestic and Associate members, may become a Trade Association Member upon approval of a majority of the Board of Directors and payment of dues/fees as established by the Board of Directors.  Trade Association Members shall be entitled to speak to any matter property brought before the membership for a vote but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

 

  1. Member’s Representative. A member of the Board of directors currently representing a Domestic or Non Domestic member will be deemed by the Association to be the voting representative of the company at any member meeting of the Association. The chief executive officer of a Domestic Member not currently represented on the Board of Directors Company shall be deemed by the Association to be the voting representative of the company.   The chief executive officer shall exercise all rights of membership on behalf of such member, unless the member company shall have notified the Association in writing of other individual(s) authorized to do so, either in lieu of or in addition to the chief executive officer.  A senior management executive or officer of a Non-Domestic Member company not currently represented on the Board of directors who shall have notified the Association in writing of the individual(s) authority to do so, shall be deemed by the Association to be the voting representative of the company.

 

  1. Term. Membership of any classification shall continue until the member resigns; or no longer meets the qualifications for membership, including failure to pay dues and/or fees; or is terminated by the Board of Directors. Membership in any classification may be involuntarily terminated only by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

 

  1. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of members of the Association shall be held each year for the election of Directors and officers and such other business of the Association as may come before the meeting.  Unless two thirds of the members present at the annual meeting shall agree otherwise, the only matters that may be voted upon at the annual meeting are those matters that are described in the meeting notice.

 

  1. Special Meetings. Special meetings of members of the Association may be called at any time by any three Directors representing Domestic Member companies, or by the President of the Association, or in writing signed by a majority of the Domestic Member companies and a majority of the Non-Domestic Member companies, each considered as a separate class, and delivered to the Secretary or President of the Association.

 

  1. Notice of Meetings. Written notice of any meeting shall state the date, place, and hour of the meeting, and shall be delivered by mail (written or electronic/digital) or facsimile to the address of record of each member not later than seventy-two hours prior to the meeting.  The Secretary is responsible for delivery of notice of any meeting properly called.

 

  1. Quorum. The presence of a majority of the Domestic Members of the Association at any regular or special meeting shall constitute a quorum.  Any action by the voting Members of the Association shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the voting Members, unless otherwise required by these bylaws.  If less than a majority of Domestic Members are present at a meeting, a majority of those members present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without  further notice. At such adjourned meeting at which a quorum shall be present, any business may be transacted which might have been transacted at the meeting as originally noticed.

 

  1. Voting Rights. Each Member entitled to vote shall be granted one vote on all matters properly coming before any meeting of the Association. Associate, Affiliate, and Trade Association Members shall be entitled to speak to any matter properly brought before the membership, but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

ARTICLE VI – OFFICERS

  1. Officers of the Association shall consist of a President, a Vice President, and a Secretary/Treasurer to be elected by a vote of the members at each Annual Meeting for a term of one year or until successors are chosen. Any officer elected by the membership may, at any regular or special meeting, be removed or discharged by a majority vote of both the Domestic Members and Non-Domestic Members eligible to vote at the annual meeting (each voting as a separate class).

 

  1. The President and Vice President shall perform such duties as are usual and customary to their respective offices. The Secretary/Treasurer shall recruit members, collect dues and/or fees, and solicit the cooperation and participation of members and associate members in the work of the Association. The Secretary/Treasurer shall prepare the minutes and reports of each meeting of the Association and the Board of Directors; maintain a list of Directors, Officers, and members/associate members; maintain the accounts of the Association; purchase such supplies, services, and products as may be necessary to carry forward and make effective the work of the Association; and issue checks in payment for supplies, services, and products.

ARTICLE VII – COMMITTEES

  1. Officers of the Association shall consist of a President, a Vice President, and a Secretary/Treasurer to be elected by a vote of the members at each Annual Meeting for a term of one year or until successors are chosen. Any officer elected by the membership may, at any regular or special meeting, be removed or discharged by a majority vote of both the Domestic Members and Non-Domestic Members eligible to vote at the annual meeting (each voting as a separate class).

 

  1. The President and Vice President shall perform such duties as are usual and customary to their respective offices. The Secretary/Treasurer shall recruit members, collect dues and/or fees, and solicit the cooperation and participation of members and associate members in the work of the Association. The Secretary/Treasurer shall prepare the minutes and reports of each meeting of the Association and the Board of Directors; maintain a list of Directors, Officers, and members/associate members; maintain the accounts of the Association; purchase such supplies, services, and products as may be necessary to carry forward and make effective the work of the Association; and issue checks in payment for supplies, services, and products.

ARTICLE VIII – INDEMNIFICATION

  1. Directors, Officers and Committee Members. To the full extent permitted by any applicable law, this Association shall indemnify each person made or threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed civil, criminal, administrative, arbitration, or investigative proceeding,  including  a proceeding by or in the right of this Association, by reason of the former or present capacity of the person as –

 

(a) a Director, officer, or member of a committee of this Association or,

(b) a Director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another organization or employee benefit plan, who while a Director or officer of this Association, is or was serving the other corporation at the request of this Association or whose duties as a Director or officer of this Association involve or involved such service to the other corporation, against judgments, penalties, fines (including, without limitation, excise taxes assessed against the person with respect to an employee benefit plan), settlements, and reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred by the person in connection  with the proceeding.

 

  1. Employees and Agents. In the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, this Association may indemnify each person made or threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed civil, criminal, administrative, arbitration, or investigative proceeding, including a proceeding by or in the right of this Association, by reason of the former or present capacity of the person as-

 

(a) an employee or agent of this Association, or

(b)  a  Director,   officer,   partner,  trustee,   employee   or   agent   of   another organization or employee benefit plan, who while an employee or agent of this Association,  is or was serving the other corporation  at the request of this  Association   or  whose  duties  as  an  employee   or  agent  of  this Association involve or involved such service to the other corporation, against  judgments,  penalties,  fines  (including,  without  limitation,  excise taxes  assessed  against  the person  with respect  to an employee  benefit plan),  settlements,  and  reasonable  attorneys’  fees  and  disbursements, incurred by the person in connection with the proceedings.

 

  1. Application; Insurance. Indemnification provided by this Article shall continue as to  a  person  who  has  ceased  to  be  a  Director,  officer,  employee,  agent,  or committee            member,   shall   inure   to   the   benefit   of   the   heirs,   executors administrators  of such person  and shall apply whether  or not the claim against such person  arises out of matters occurring before the adoption of this section. Any indemnification realized other than under this section shall apply as a credit against any indemnification provided by this section.   This Association  may, to the full extent permitted  by applicable law, from time to time in effect, purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a Director, officer, employee,  agent  or  member  of  a  committee  of  this  Association  against  any liability asserted against such person and incurred by such person in any such capacity.

ARTICLE IX – COMPENSATION

Except as otherwise provided herein, no officer or member of a Committee shall receive compensation  from the Association  other than reimbursement  of necessary  expenses while  transacting  business   which  may  be  his  or  her  official  duty  to  perform.     No expenses shall be paid for attending special or annual meetings of the Association.  This provision shall not preclude Committee membership or attendance by any person providing services to the Association for which the person is otherwise compensated.

ARTICLE X – AMENDMENTS

These Bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors or at any annual or periodic meeting of members by a two-thirds majority of both the Domestic Members and Non-Domestic Members eligible to vote at an annual meeting (each voting as a separate class), provided that notice of the meeting shall set out the amendments proposed to be adopted, and further provide that a quorum as delineated in Article IV- 11is present.

ARTICLE XI – DISSOLUTION

The  Association  shall  use  its  funds  only  to  accomplish  the  objects  and  purposes specified in these Bylaws and no part of said funds shall inure, or be distributed, to the Members  of  the  Association.      On  dissolution   of  the  Association,   the  Executive Committee  shall   make   provision   for  the  payment   of  all  of  the  liabilities   of  the Association.   Thereafter, the Executive Committee shall distribute any funds remaining to one or more regularly organized and qualified charitable, educational, scientific, or philanthropic organizations as specified by the Board of Directors.