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  • 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 »
  • La. insurance dept offers online rate comparisons

    December 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says his department's new online system will make it easier for Louisiana residents to shop for the best insurance rates in their cities. You can't get quotes for your house and car. The auto insurance guide compares quotes for a 2004, 2007 or... more »
  • Donelon won't approve $50K raise for Citizens CEO

    November 9, 2012 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has rejected a $50,000 pay raise for the top executive of Louisiana's state-run property insurance company. Donelon said Friday that he won't sign off on the raise for Richard Robertson, CEO of the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The salary hike would have... more »
  • Higher Citizens rates on July 1

    March 18, 2011 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, - The governing board of Louisiana's insurer of last resort has approved an average 6.5 percent annual rate increase for its 119,000 homeowners' policies. Higher rates for those homeowners covered by Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. go into effect July 1. Citizens chief executive Richard Robertson... more »
  • Citizens Insurance seeks rate increase

    January 14, 2011 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The board that oversees the state-run insurer of last resort has asked Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's office to approve an overall average 9 percent rate increase for homeowners policies starting July 1. The board voted 4-2 Thursday to send the proposed rate increase to Donelon. Steve Cottrell,... more »
  • Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon on 2une In

    March 31, 2010 6:56 AM

    Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon joined JP this morning on 2une In talk about State Farm and tax and insurance savings. more »
  • State Farm asks for rate increase for La. homeowners

    March 30, 2010 10:36 AM

    State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has filed a rate increase request for homeowners coverage in Louisiana. The increase would be nearly ten percent. Last month, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon rejected the company's request for a 19 percent rate hike, saying that would be unreasonable. Last year, the insurer... more »

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