|Posted on 2/21/2018 4:00:00 AM.|
Automotive insurance rates are on the rise again, after the Louisiana Department of Insurance approved double-digit hikes last year for at least six insurance companies. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says there are several factors, including an increase in distracted driving.
"The National Safety Council reported 40,000 people killed in traffic accidents in 2017. That's up six-percent from two years before in 2015."
|State Farm Insurance, Jim Donelon, automotive insurance|
|Posted on 12/1/2017 6:07:00 AM.|
If you were affected by the August 2016 floods and feel you should’ve received more flood insurance money or uncovered additional damages, you have until December 31st to submit a proof of loss. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says the deadline was recently extended again to give victims a chance to get more.
|NFIP, Jim Donelon, Insurance, Great Flood 2016|
|Posted on 11/1/2017 12:23:00 PM.|
Open enrollment for health insurance policies through the Affordable Care Act begins today and runs until December 15th.
Over 122,000 Louisianans are covered through the online marketplace. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says most policy holders will see a double digit increase in premiums.More
|Affordable Care Act, Jim Donelon, open enrollment, health care|
|Posted on 10/17/2017 1:24:00 PM.|
Open enrollment for the Medicare program is now until December 7th for 2018 plans.
State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says this is the only time of the year when senior citizens can shop around for their plans and compare prices. More
|Medicare, open enrollment, Jim Donelon, LDI|
|Posted on 8/31/2017 11:59:00 AM.|
State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is pushing the importance of flood insurance, especially after the severe flood damage left by Harvey. Donelon says the sad thing is, it usually takes a horrific storm like the one that caused the August floods last year, for homeowners to take action and protect their homes.
|Jim Donelon, flood insurance, Harvey|
|Posted on 8/11/2017 4:35:00 AM.|
By Jeff Palermo
Louisiana moved up two spots to number two in Insure.com's ranking of states with the most expensive auto insurance rates. The website says Louisiana drivers average annual rate is $1,921, 46% higher than the national average. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says an excessive amount of litigation is a factor.
|Jim Donelon, auto rates, usage-based insurance, minimum car insurance limits|
|Posted on 6/1/2017 3:52:00 AM.|
The state Department of Insurance is reminding policyholders to make sure they are fully covered as Hurricane Season begins today.
|LDI, Jim Donelon, flood insurance, Hurricane Season|
|Posted on 3/14/2017 5:55:00 AM.|
Louisiana car insurance rates are on the rise again and one big culprit could be the smartphone. The National Highway Safety Administration finds distracted driving is the cause for 20% of crashes in the state. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says drivers are having a hard time putting down the cell phone and focusing on the road.
|Jim Donelon, car insurance, distracted driving|
|Posted on 2/10/2017 2:08:00 AM.|
A survey by insuranceQuotes finds 39%of drivers in the U.S. have never shopped around to find cheaper auto insurance.
|LDI, auto insurance, Jim Donelon|
|Posted on 1/25/2017 12:25:00 PM.|
The Louisiana Department of Insurance announces they recovered $7.6 million for policyholders last year as a result of efforts by their consumer affairs division who work to resolve consumer complaints. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says that money is in addition to what companies offered to pay customers, and it’s a significant increase over the previous year.
|Jim Donelon, LDI, consumer complaints|
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