Louisiana ranked 2nd in the country for highest auto insurance rates
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

Time to check insurance policies as Hurricane Season begins
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.
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LDI, Jim Donelon, flood insurance, Hurricane Season

Car insurance rates on the rise in the Bayou State
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.
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Jim Donelon, car insurance, distracted driving

Survey finds many motorists have never shopped around for cheaper auto insurance
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.
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LDI, auto insurance, Jim Donelon

LDI recovered $7.6 million for policy holders in 2016
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.
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Jim Donelon, LDI, consumer complaints

Workers compensation rates continue to decline in Louisiana
Posted on 1/3/2017 5:50:00 PM.

State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says rates for Workers’ Compensation policies have fallen for a fourth year in a row. He says this is good news for Louisiana businesses because it makes competing for jobs easier.
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Jim Donelon, workers compensation, insurance rates

More Louisiana residents buying flood insurance since floods
Posted on 12/28/2016 10:14:00 AM.

More and more Louisiana residents are buying flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program after two historic floods devastated Louisiana this year. That’s according to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, who says flood insurance is the best purchase a property owner can make, whether or not they live in a flood plain.
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Jim Donelon, NFIP, flood insurance, floods

Donelon: Dept of Insurance has a way to compare rates for homeowners and auto insurance
Posted on 11/26/2016 12:35:00 PM.

The Louisiana Department of Insurance urges families to compare rates for insurance and homeowners insurance to get the best protection.

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says a home and car are the biggest investments people make. He says on their website, ldi.la.gov, they provide a rate guide to help people find the best policy.
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Louisiana Department of Insurance, Jim Donelon, insurance rates

Higher premiums await those who sign up for Obamacare
Posted on 11/1/2016 3:56:00 AM.
Higher premiums will greet those who sign up for health insurance provided by the federal Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment begins today for coverage in 2017. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says Louisiana families we’ll see an average premium increase of 33%, which is above the national average.
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Affordable Care Act, Jim Donelon, Obamacare, co-pays

Opioid epidemic in Louisiana leads to more deaths, increased insurance costs
Posted on 9/30/2016 11:21:00 AM.

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is concerned about the rising number of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses in Louisiana, and the costs associated with prescription pill addiction. Donelon says for the first time since the Vietnam War, the life expectancy has gone down for white males ages 25 to 35, and he says that’s due in part to the opioid epidemic in the US.
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Jim Donelon, opioid epidemic, drug overdoses

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