The Customer Service Department Goes Back to the 80’s for Customer Service Week.

Customer Service Celebrated at Farmers Alliance The Farmers Alliance Customer Service Department celebrated Customer Service Week in October with an 80’s theme. Various activities were held throughout the week, including a decorating contest, 80’s charades, an 80’s dress up day, 80’s word find and an 80’s Name that Tune competition! Customer Service Representatives assist in underwriting and servicing all types read more …

Frequently Asked Questions About the Equifax Breach

Article from CyberScout.com What happened? Equifax, a consumer credit reporting company, discovered a breach in its online systems that could impact 143 million consumers. When did the breach occur? The breach occurred from mid-May to July and was discovered on July 29. Equifax alerted the public on Sept. 7. What information was involved? Hackers gained access to files with names, read more …

5 Steps to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Breach

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Insured’s Testimonial: “I’m So Thankful for Equipment Breakdown!”

In the very small township of Springfield, South Dakota, lies Koch Insurance. There are other Koch Insurance offices in South Dakota — the main office in Tyndall with two more branches in Tabor and Yankton. Kim Bierema is an agent that works in the Springfield office. Not only is she a Farmers Alliance Agent, she and her husband, Myron, are Farmers read more …

Former Farmers Alliance Board of Director Member now Emeritus, Harold “Hap” Walters, donated his 298th pint of blood.

Courtesy of Hutchinson News. “As Harold “Hap” Walters was finishing up donating his 298th pint of blood on Monday during the quarterly Hutchinson Community Blood Drive, his wife excitedly came to the donation site to show him some mail that had just arrived. Walters was the subject of an article in The Hutchinson News back in November, when he hit read more …

Who is Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft?

Think identity theft mostly happens to older people? Or to high-income earners? The truth is that identity thieves focus their efforts wherever the opportunities are, and there are plenty of opportunities across most age groups. Identity theft complaints are on the rise, with 16 percent of consumers filing reports, up from the previous year, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s read more …

F-4 Tornado Destroys Family Farm, Farmers Alliance is Right There to Help

F-4 Tornado Destroys Family Farm, Farmers Alliance is Right There to Help On May 25, 2016, a category F-4 tornado swept across central Kansas. Multiple homes were damaged – even railroad tracks were destroyed that night. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The tornado, described as a half-mile-wide wedge, just barely skirted south of Chapman, a town of about 1,400, but struck read more …

Bluetooth Security Tips

There are billions of Bluetooth devices on the market today. In fact, it is almost harder to find a device that doesn’t have Bluetooth. Over the last several years devices with Bluetooth show up in the following: Phones Cars Computers TVs Headsets Gaming consoles Tablets   Due to implementation of millions of Bluetooth devices in use, malicious security violations are read more …

Farmers Alliance supports the American Red Cross

  The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Through a network of generous donors, volunteers and employees, they share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services. 5.6 read more …

Kansas Traffic Fatalities Increased by 22% in 2016

Courtesy of The Insurance Journal Kansas recorded a 22 percent increase in traffic fatalities in 2016 compared with the previous year, and one state trooper says distracted driving is the main reason. The Kansas Department of Transportation says 432 people died in traffic accidents in 2016. The Wichita Eagle reports that the National Safety Council says traffic fatalities increased 6 read more …