Louisiana Department of Insurance News

Louisiana Seeks to Clarify Named Storm/Hurricane Deductible Law

The Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued an advisory letter to property/casualty insurers operating in the state that seeks to clarify the interpretation and application of state law regarding policy deductibles in relation to named storms/hurricanes/subtropical storms. Advisory Letter No. …

Deadline Looms for Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Rebate

The Louisiana Department of Insurance is reminding property insurance policyholders about the upcoming deadline to claim a Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (Citizens) assessment rebate on their policies. Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon said the deadline to claim a rebate for …

Louisiana Citizens Insurance Policy Count Down 50% from All-Time High

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced that the total policy count for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (Citizens), the state’s insurer of last resort, has dropped by 50 percent from its all-time high in 2008. With this eighth round of the …

Zewe Named Director of Louisiana Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority

Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced Jeffrey Zewe has been appointed the position of Director of the Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (LATIFPA) at the Louisiana Department ofInsurance (LDI). Zewe’s appointment is effective immediately. Zewe received his …

Former Louisiana Deputy Insurance Commissioner Sentenced

A former deputy commissioner at the Louisiana Department of Insurance has received a prison sentence for racketeering, according to Justice Department officials. Acting United States Attorney J. Walter Green in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana …

Insurance Department Helps Policyholders Get $6.4M Back

The Louisiana Department of Insurance helped policyholders recover an additional $6.4 million in disputes with insurers in 2012. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon tells The Advocate insurers made the additional payments after consumers complained to the Insurance Department about the original …

Louisiana Department of Insurance Hosts Fraud Conference

The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI), along with the Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (LATIFPA), will host their biennial conference on Wednesday, October 17 in Baton Rouge. The 2012 Conference on Insurance Fraud and Vehicle Theft boasts …

Bait Vehicle Video Leads to Louisiana Burglary Arrest

The Louisiana Department of Insurance reports that a Baton Rouge man has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing a bait vehicle provided through a Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (LATIFPA)/National Insurance Crime Bureau program.The bait vehicle program is …

Louisiana Reports 4-Year Decline Vehicle Thefts

Louisiana Department of Insurance Recovers $5.3M in 2011

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced that the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) aided Louisiana insurance consumers in receiving more than $5.3 million in insurance payments from consumer complaints in 2011. LDI received 13,208 consumer inquiries and 3,453 official consumer …