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  • State insurance chief: Do 'checkup' for hurricane season

    May 28, 2017 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging Louisiana residents to do an "insurance checkup" ahead of next week's start of hurricane season. He says people should talk to their insurance agents to make sure they know what their named-storm and hurricane deductibles are in their homeowner and rental... more »
  • Officials predict 2.7 percent cut in La. worker's comp rates

    October 31, 2015 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say workers' compensation insurance rates in Louisiana are likely to drop next year by 2.7 percent. The Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Workforce Commission say the cut was recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. It is expected to take effect May 1... more »
  • Another candidate jumps in La. insurance commissioner race

    August 27, 2015 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has picked up another challenge to his fall re-election bid. Charlotte McDaniel McGehee, a Democrat and lawyer from Baton Rouge, announced her candidacy this week. In a statement, McGehee described herself as a business owner and working mother who knows "the challenges... more »
  • Little-claimed Citizens insurance rebate lowered

    August 3, 2015 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Everyone in Louisiana who buys property insurance will lose 28 percent of a tax credit they can get for covering the debt of the state's property insurer of last resort. In addition, the reduction is retroactive, meaning those who failed to file for the tax credit over the... more »
  • East Feliciana residents to see drop in fire insurance rates

    June 17, 2015 4:10 AM

    CLINTON- Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon says some East Feliciana Parish residents will see a drop in fire insurance rates. Homeowners living in Jackson, outside of Jackson corporate limits, and Wilson, outside of the Wilson corporate limits, can expect significant reductions in their fire insurance premiums. The reduced rates... more »
  • Louisiana taxpayers leave unclaimed money on the table Play Video

    March 10, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tax time is here, and many Louisiana taxpayers could be leaving some money on the table. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon stopped by 2une In this morning with some important tax reminders. "53% of the money that's available to be taken advantage of either as a... more »
  • Louisiana insurance commissioner gets election opponent

    March 2, 2015 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has picked up a challenger to his re-election efforts. Political newcomer Matt Parker, a businessman from West Monroe, officially announced his candidacy Monday for the Oct. 24 election. Both men are Republicans. In a statement, Parker criticized Donelon for taking campaign contributions from... more »
  • Are you insurance ready for hurricane season? Play Video

    May 29, 2014 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane season is here, and now is the time to make sure you're insurance ready. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon stopped by 2une In Thursday to tell you everything you need to know to be prepared. Forecasters are predicting a light hurricane season, but all it takes... more »
  • State Farm to raise auto rates

    January 17, 2014 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Farm Insurance is raising auto insurance rates in Louisiana on average $35 per year, depending on coverage. State Farm insures one in three cars in Louisiana and Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon agreed to the rate increase. The increases will average 3.4 percent starting February 17... more »
  • Louisiana joins lawsuit against flood rate hikes

    November 28, 2013 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Insurance is joining a lawsuit against rate hikes in the National Flood Insurance Program. Commissioner Jim Donelon say the department filed a "friend of the court" brief in Mississippi's lawsuit against the federal government. The lawsuit says the Federal Emergency Management... more »
  • State regulators meet Obama on cancellations fix

    November 20, 2013 5:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - State insurance regulators say most states are still weighing options on President Barack Obama's proposed fix for canceled health insurance policies. A delegation of insurance commissioners met with Obama on Wednesday in the Oval Office for about 50 minutes. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, president of the National... more »
  • Donelon: At least 80,000 face canceled policies

    November 5, 2013 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says at least 80,000 people in Louisiana won't be able to keep their current insurance coverage because of the federal health overhaul. Donelon said Monday that he asked insurance companies doing business in Louisiana for a tally of how many customers had existing... more »
  • Donelon: Complexity of health law 'mind-boggling'

    September 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says there is "no way at all" that people have enough information to make decisions when the new health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act open next week. Registration opens Oct. 1 for people who don't get health insurance through work... more »

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