"We believe our primary responsibility is to the people
who put their trust and hard-earned money in insurance products. We recognize
that we are here to serve you, our consumers, and consider it an honor to do so."
Kathleen Sebelius Commissioner of Insurance
Kansas Insurance Department
is serving her second term as Insurance Commissioner of Kansas. The Commissioner
regulates all insurance sold in the state of Kansas, a $10 billion a year industry,
including workers' compensation insurance which covers more than one million Kansas
Elected to her second term in 1998,
Sebelius is the 23rd Insurance Commissioner of Kansas and Kansas' first woman
Insurance Commissioner. Prior to being elected Insurance Commissioner, Sebelius
was a four-term legislator in the Kansas House of Representatives from Topeka,
the state's capital.
On a national level, Commissioner Sebelius is currently serving as President
of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In her yearlong
term, she serves as leader of 51 regulators of the insurance industry representing
every state and a territory. Go to the NAIC
for more information on Commissioner Sebelius' involvement in this organization.
Commissioner Sebelius serves on the Kansas Health Care Commission as well as
numerous insurance boards and committees. She is also a member of the Children's
Cabinet, and is leading a $1.3 million effort to develop a plan to cover the
uninsured in Kansas. Kathleen is the former mayor of her neighborhood association,
is an active volunteer at Topeka High School and works with numerous community
groups in Kansas. Kathleen Sebelius has been honored by the Kansas Alliance
for the Mentally Ill, Planned Parenthood of Kansas, the YWCA of Kansas City,
and the Kansas Association of Public Employees for her government service. She
has been named an Outstanding Young Woman of America and has been given the
prestigious "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" award.
Kathleen holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University
of Kansas and a Bachelor's Degree from Trinity College in Washington, D.C.
She is married to Gary Sebelius, a Topeka attorney.
They have two sons, Ned, a junior at Georgetown University, and John, a senior
at Topeka High School.