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  • State audits find $31M in unclaimed life insurance

    January 13, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy says audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered more than $31 million in Unclaimed Property for beneficiaries in the past eight years. The Treasury Department discovered the benefits after comparing the outstanding policies of a dozen insurance companies with the Social Security... more »
  • Do you have unclaimed money? Check here!

    December 12, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just in time for Christmas, the state's looking for people to receive $635 million in unclaimed money. The money belongs to people business could not track down and are from old savings and checking accounts, payroll checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, oil and gas royalty payments... more »
  • Unclaimed property program returns $36M last year

    November 18, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's unclaimed property program gave back more money during the last budget year than at any time in its 42-year history. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the program returned $35.5 million to 116,000 people in the fiscal year that ended June 30, exceeding the previous record by... more »
  • State returns $84K in unclaimed property

    August 25, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has returned $84,400 in unclaimed money to hundreds of Lafayette-area residents during an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day weekend event. The Louisiana Department of the Treasury, in a news release Monday, said the average claim is usually around $900, but several claims filed at the Acadiana... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: My Refund cards

    February 13, 2014 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 30,000 people never got their Louisiana state tax refunds last year, leaving $3.4 million dollars unclaimed. The state's "My Refund" card replaced paper checks for people without direct deposit. Nearly a quarter of Louisiana residents don't have a bank account. If the card wasn't... more »
  • $420K in unclaimed property returned at drive

    April 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Treasury has returned a record $420,000 in unclaimed money to hundreds of New Orleans area residents at an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day over the weekend. In an effort to increase awareness about the Unclaimed Property Program and help citizens claim their money, the Treasury... more »
  • Unclaimed property a more likely payout than the lotto Play Video

    November 27, 2012 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state has more than $500 million in unclaimed property waiting for its rightful owner. The state treasury collects the money from businesses who can't find the owner. "Some of this gets lost and if a business can't find you and has your money it can't... more »
  • State Treasurer warns of unclaimed property scam

    August 4, 2011 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State Treasurer John Kennedy has issued an alert to Louisiana citizens regarding a national unclaimed property email scam uncovered by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). According to NAUPA, Americans are receiving deceptive messages stating that it is from the director of NAUPA and that... more »
  • Louisiana to share $1M in insurance settlement

    May 23, 2011 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's treasurer says the state joins 35 others and the District of Columbia in a settlement with insurer John Hancock that could mean money in the pocket for some Louisiana families. John Kennedy says Louisiana will share in $1 million in unclaimed insurance proceeds discovered after... more »
  • Show me the money

    February 11, 2011 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Everyone likes to find money, but it helps to know just where to look. Right now the state of Louisiana has millions of dollars worth of unclaimed property, and they want to help you find it. News 2 decided to help by taking a list of... more »
  • Treasurer sets up unclaimed property booth at fair

    October 9, 2009 8:57 AM

    Mississippi's State Treasurer said his unclaimed property booth will be set up at the Mississippi State Fair, trying to return over $45 million to over 300,000 state residents. Treasurer Tate Reeves said he's hopeful fair-goers will stop by the booth to find out if some of that money belongs... more »

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