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Disability income insurance claims have increased dramatically over the last several years. It seems that there are also a large number of claim being denied. Insurance companies claims departments  have been told to “tighten-up.” Claims that would have once been Read More »

At the Kasmann Insurance Agency in Columbia, Missouri, we regularly take phone calls and answer our customer’s questions about their auto coverage.  Sometimes, we’ll notice a trend in the questions asked, and while some questions are common for us, they Read More »

For many years, especially when the estate tax exemption was low, the focus of estate planning strategies with life insurance often shifted to how the minimum premium can be leveraged for maximum death benefit. With the 2017 estate tax exemption Read More »

For those of you over 30, you probably remember a time when there was a stigma around meeting people “from the Internet.”  You were probably also taught as a child to never get into cars with strangers.  Fast forward to Read More »

A Key Person is someone whose skills, knowledge, and/or experience make them vital to the company’s continued success.

What does Memorial Day mean to you? Perhaps it signifies the first day of summer marked by back yard pool parties, barbecues, and baseball.  It is so much more than opening day for community pools or a three-day weekend, though. Read More »

ASSET – A resource having economic value that an individual, corporation or country owns or controls with the expectation that it will provide future benefit.

Mark Twain once said, “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”  The agents at Kasmann Insurance would like you to know that Read More »

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Learn from the mistakes of others.  You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”  

Inland Marine

“Good morning! Thank you for calling Kasmann Insurance, this is Bill.” “Hi Bill, this is Mr. Jones and I need to turn a claim this morning.” “Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that Mr. Jones. What happened?” “My wife lost Read More »

Winter Blues

Spring doesn’t officially begin for a few more weeks and everything outside looks so dreary and feels so cold. We haven’t had much snow this year, but we have had enough unseasonably warm days teasing us to make it seem Read More »

Life Insurance

Question: I received non-taxable life insurance proceeds, valued at $80,000 and want to share it with another sibling. Will my sibling have to pay taxes on the money?

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When it comes to financial planning, many people have a wide variety of goals that extend far beyond simply securing a monthly income stream during retirement—which means that standard annuity and life insurance products may fall short. 

In an effort to show just how important pets are to an employee and employers’ well-being, Auto Owners has partnered with FIGO Pet Insurance and announced its new Pet Health Insurance Plan offered through Kasmann Insurance Agency.

When it comes to purchasing insurance for your car(s), home, business, or even life, it is always a good idea to shop around.  Insurance is a competitive industry and you may be bombarded with advertisements offering to save you an Read More »

Meet Anne Reynolds

Please welcome the newest agent on the Kasmann team, Anne Reynolds, who comes to us from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Anne has always enjoyed the flexibility and challenges of working for small businesses, and in 2013 she joined a fledgling insurance Read More »

  Cross Purchase Arrangements Using Life Insurance As a successful business owner you do not like surprises – especially when it comes to money.

As a society, we generally like to be prepared for emergencies, don’t we?  As consumers, we are happy to buy things that protect us and the safety of our families.  You’ve seen deer whistles for sale in stores and you Read More »


Another year is winding down to a close. The leaves have already fallen and the temperature will continue to.  We were safe on the road during Halloween, we have already completed our Fall Home Maintenance checklists, we have made our Read More »

Long Term Care includes a wide range of medical and support services for people with a degenerative condition (e.g. Parkinson’s, stroke, etc.), a prolonged illness (cancer) or cognitive disorder (Alzheimer’s). Long Term Care is not necessarily medical care but rather Read More »

ID Theft

It’s the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season and it’s called Black Friday for a reason.  Over the past 30 years, the amount of money shoppers spend on the Friday after Thanksgiving has provided many companies the ability to Read More »

Kids trick-or-treating on Halloween

They’ve got their costumes, the month couldn’t seem to go by fast enough, and now they are anxiously anticipating the sugar…otherwise known as Trick-or-Treating.  Halloween is one of a kid’s favorite holidays each year and they tend to get so Read More »

It’s finally fall!  For lots of folks fall means cooler weather, a change in wardrobe (get out your sweaters, corduroy, and suede!), leaves changing beautiful colors, and the ever popular pumpkin spice. For home insurance professionals, it means it’s time Read More »

If you have lived in mid-Missouri for any length of time, you have probably experienced a hail storm.  They typically happen around here a few times every year with hail season coming to an end in October. It’s fairly easy Read More »

As a client of Kasmann Insurance, you’ve probably met and/or worked with Shannon Kasmann.  The agency featured an article about her a few months ago in which she joked that her other full-time job is as an animal advocate and Read More »

Schools are back in session and summer is almost over.  Perhaps you couldn’t find the time to get away this summer, but are looking for a little adventure before temperatures cool down.  Maybe you’re planning a trip this fall and Read More »

On the money you have saved and/or invested, would you rather pay Federal taxes now, later or do not pay them at all?

Do you have a child that is attending college this year? We want to make sure your son or daughter has the proper coverage. Dorm, apartment, or does it matter? Where your college student lives while they are attending school Read More »

We are pleased to introduce you to another one of our skilled agents on the Kasmann team, Stacey Oldfield. Stacey has been employed in the insurance industry for 18 years and has held a Producer’s License that entire time. Her Read More »

In general, when you think about insurance agents, we doubt the first cliché that comes to mind is “kids in a pet shop.” That’s exactly how we feel right now though, because we have an exciting new product to offer Read More »

The Fourth of July is fast approaching and with it, the peak of summertime fun chock-full of picnics, barbeques, parades, ice cream, and of course, fireworks.  It’s usually a really exciting day for people of all ages!  It’s also a Read More »

Safe Swimming

Remember the “Baby Swimming and Surviving” video floating around Facebook or YouTube in years past?  It shows a toddler in a blue fuzzy sleeper falling into an in-ground swimming pool at home and then he simply kicks to reach the Read More »

You probably know Progressive has been selling Auto Insurance for quite some time now, right?  We’ve all seen the commercials with Flo, whether she’s with her family or on an adventure with a sparkly unicorn. Progressive is now offering Homeowner’s Read More »

Veterans Celebration Air Show

May is the month to remember Memorial Day, which is also sometimes still referred to as, “Decoration Day.”  This national holiday has been celebrated for almost 150 years as a time to remember family and loved ones who served in Read More »


We are pleased to introduce you to one of our skilled insurance agents on the Kasmann team, Shannon Kasmann. Kasmann Insurance Agency was orginally Sampson Insurance and founded by Shannon’s grandfather, Norris Sampson, in 1923. Shannon loves working with her Read More »

dog liability

You know that dog in the neighborhood who looks all cute and cuddly, but really likes to try to make a snack out of every jogger that runs by? Maybe that’s your dog? If so, it’s in your best interest Read More »

Just like superheroes, at Kasmann Insurance we have sidekicks. Unlike most superheroes, our sidekicks happen to have four legs and a tail. We are so excited to introduce to you our fun-loving, furry friends!

Remember last year in November when it seemed like the whole state of Missouri was underwater? We do too. It was reported by the University of Missouri Climate Center as the wettest November on record for Missouri.  The average monthly Read More »

We are pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the Kasmann team, insurance agent, John Bangs. John has an ongoing joke that he likes to do things in 30 year blocks. He has been in the insurance industry Read More »

In elementary school, getting picked first for the dodgeball team at recess was one of the best compliments. It meant you were a smart, agile competitor and the team captain wanted you more than anyone else. Kasmann Insurance Agency recently Read More »

Kasmann Insurance is a third-generation Independent Insurance Agency.  Instead of selling insurance for one company, we are able to tap into the resources and expertise of many different companies.  This allows us to provide you with the best plans and Read More »