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2014


April 7, 2014 - National Retirement Planning Week is April 7-11

April 4, 2014 - Louisiana Department of Insurance Hosts International Regulators

April 4, 2014 - St. Tammany Parish Agency Owner Served with Cease and Desist Order and Summary Suspension

March 24, 2014 - Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Policyholders Receiving Application Refunds

February 26, 2014 - Commissioner Donelon Reminds Property Insurance Policyholders of Rebate Available During Tax Season

February 20, 2014 - Commissioner Donelon Names Jeffrey Zewe Director of Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority

January 15, 2014
- Commissioner Donelon Names Korey Harvey New Deputy Commissioner of Health Insurance

2013


December 27, 2013 - Louisiana Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates Decreasing

December 16, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon to Discuss State-Based Regulation with U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary

December 11, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Reminds Property Insurance Policyholders of Deadline to Claim 2009 Citizens Rebates

November 27, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Decision to Allow Health Insurance Policy Extensions

November 27, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Support for Lawsuit to Stop Federal Flood Program Rate Increases

November 5, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Names New Deputy Commissioner of Property & Casualty and Executive Counsel

November 4, 2013 - 19th Judicial District Court Rules in Favor of Louisiana in AmCare HMO Case Allowing Interest Payments for Claimants

October 8, 2013 - Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

October 4, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Reminds Residents to Prepare for Potential Impact of Tropical Storm Karen

September 23, 2013 - Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins in October

September 16, 2013 - Slidell Insurance Agent Arrested and Served with Cease and Desist Orders and Summary Suspension

July 31, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Participating in National Roundtable on Flood Insurance Reform

July 26, 2013 - Louisiana Consumers Receive Additional $4 million in Insurance Claims Payments in First Half of 2013

July 17, 2013 - Louisiana Department of Insurance Clarifies Insured Loss Estimate from Hurricane Katrina

June 28, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Names David Thomas CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

June 26, 2013 - Louisiana Senior Health Insurance Information Program Helps Medicare Beneficiaries Save Nearly $4 Million in 2012

June 4, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Advises Homeowners on Hurricane Season Preparedness

April 25, 2013 - Consumer Alert: Tornado Damage Covered Under Most Homeowners Policies

March 29, 2013 - Consumer Alert: Universal Health Care Medicare Advantage Customers Urged to Contact Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

February 28, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Praises Court Ruling in Favor of Consumers in Louisiana State Medical Society Ruling

February 21, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon, Department of Revenue Urge Property Owners to Claim Their Citizens Assessment Rebate During Tax Season

January 28, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Denies State Farm Homeowner Rate Increase

January 24, 2013 - Commissioner Donelon Denies State Farm Regional Deductible Plan Proposal

January 16, 2013 - Louisiana Consumers Receive Additional $6.4 million in Insurance Claims Payments in 2012

2012


December 28, 2012 - Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon to Serve as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

December 17, 2012 - Louisiana Department of Insurance Introduces Homeowners and Auto Insurance Rate Comparison Systems

December 10, 2012 - Deadline Approaching for Property Owners to Claim 2008 Assessment Rebate

November 28, 2012 - Covington Agent Arrested and Served with Summary Suspension Order

November 20, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Sixth Round of Citizens Depopulation a Success

November 5, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Reports Another Decline in Auto Theft

November 2, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Ron Henderson As Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Advocacy

October 4, 2012 - Louisiana Department of Insurance and Senior Counselors Helping Medicare Beneficiaries Prepare for 2013 Open Enrollment

September 21, 2012 - LDI, LATIFPA Present 2012 Conference on Insurance Fraud and Vehicle Theft

September 4, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Issues Emergency Rules for Policyholders Impacted by Hurricane Isaac

August 31, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Offers Resources for Policyholders Impacted by Hurricane Isaac

August 27, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Activates Louisiana Department of Insurance Emergency Plan ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac

August 9, 2012 - Louisiana Consumers Receive Additional $2.6 million in Insurance Claims Payments in First Half of 2012

August 6, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Advises Residents to Prepare for Peak of Atlantic Hurricane Season Activity

August 1, 2012-CONSUMER ALERT- Legislation Affecting Louisiana Motorists Takes Effect Today

July 24, 2012 - Bait Vehicle Video Leads to Baton Rouge Burglary Arrest

July 19, 2012 - CONSUMER ALERT- Scam Artists Seizing on Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling to Take Advantage of Consumers

July 6, 2012 - July is National Vehicle Theft Protection Month

July 3, 2012 - Donelon Announces Ileana Garcia Ledet as New Deputy Commissioner of Public Affairs

June 13, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Kicks Off Annual Storm Tour Urging Preparedness, Flood Insurance

April 30, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon, U.S. Treasury's FinCEN Join Forces to Enhance Anti-Fraud Efforts

April 12, 2012 - Louisiana Department of Insurance Hosts Annual Health Care Conference

March 29, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon, Army Corps Take Insurance Executives on Tour of Greater New Orleans Levee System

March 21, 2012 - Louisiana Department of Insurance Receives High Marks in New Report

March 20, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Encourages Insurance Policy Spring Cleaning For Financial Savings and Better Understanding of Your Insurance Options

March 20, 2012 - LDI Health Care Conference April 10 in Baton Rouge

March 14, 2012 - National Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 12-16, 2012

March 8, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon, Department of Revenue Urge Property Owners to Claim Their Citizens Assessment Rebate

March 6, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Warns of Possible Insurance Scam

March 1, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Hosts Nation's Insurance Commissioners in New Orleans

February 23, 2012 - Commissioner Donelon Reports 4-Year Decline of 36.7% in LA Vehicle Thefts

February 10, 2012 - The Louisiana Department of Insurance Recovers Over $5.3 Million for Insurance Consumers in 2011

2011


December 20, 2011 - Donelon disagrees with Louisiana Supreme Court judgment regarding Louisiana Citizens Case

December 15, 2011 -Commissioner Donelon asks HHS for Reconsideration on MLR Waiver Denial

December 2, 2011 -Commissioner Donelon and Department of Revenue Deputy Assistant Secretary Matherne Urge Property Owners to Claim Citizens Rebate Before December 31 Deadline

November 16, 2011 -Donelon Announces Fifth Round of Citizens Depopulation a Success

November 4, 2011 -Shreveport Insurance Agent Arrested and Served with a Summary Suspension, Notice of Proposed Action, License Revocation and Fine Notice

October 13, 2011 -Medicare Open Enrollment Dates Change for 2011

September 28, 2011 -Ruston Insurance Agent Served wtih a Notice of Proposed Action, License Revocation and Fine Notice

September 26, 2011 -Metairie Insurance Agent Arrested and Served with a Notice of Proposed Action, License Suspension and Fine Notice

September 8, 2011 - Commissioner Donelon Granted Motion in Court Against Fraud Ring

September 6, 2011 - Insurance Update: Tropical Storm Lee

September 2, 2011 - Commissioner Donelon announces release of 2011 Medicare Supplement Comparison Guide

September 1, 2011 - September is National Preparedness Month

August 26, 2011 - Louisiana Citizens Bond Rating Upgraded

August 10, 2011 - Commissioner Donelon Urges Property Owners to Be Prepared For Peak of Atlantic Hurricane Season

July 25, 2011 - Louisiana Joins NIMA, Membership Grows to 11 States and Puerto Rico

June 22, 2011- Bossier City Bail Bond Agent Arrested and Issued Notice of Proposed Action, License Suspension and Fine Notice

June 7, 2011- Statement from Commissioner Jim Donelon

May 31, 2011 - Commissioner Donelon Warns Property Owners of Hurricane Season

April 20, 2011 - Louisiana Department of Insurance Health Care Conference to be held April 26 in Baton Rouge

April 15, 2011 - North Louisiana Agent Arrested, Served with Summary Suspension, C&D, Fine Notice and Notice of Proposed License Revocation

April 8, 2011 - Louisiana Department of Insurance and College of Business at Southern University to host workshop on Insurance Career Opportunities

April 5, 2011 - Louisiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma Creditors in AmCare HMO Case

March 29, 2011 - Covington Agent Served with Summary Suspension, C&D, Fine Notice and Notice of Proposed License Revocation

March 28, 2011 - Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Signs on to National AIG Settlement

March 22, 2011 - Deville Agent Arrested and Served with Summary Suspension, C&D Order, Fine Notice and Notice of Proposed License Revocation

March 18, 2011 - Baton Rouge Agent Served with Summary Suspension, C&D Order, Fine Notice and Notice of Proposed Revocation

March 15, 2011 - CONSUMER ALERT - National Flood Awareness Week March 15-19, 2011

March 2, 2011 - Commissioner Donelon Announces 2010 Auto and Homeowners Rate Guides Now Available

February 28, 2011 - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon Launches Citizens Rebate Public Awareness Campaign

February 17, 2011 - LATIFPA and the National Insurance Crime Bureau Honor Baton Rouge Police Department and Mayor Kip Holden for Success of License Plate Recognition and Bait Vehicle Programs

February 14, 2011 - The Louisiana Department of Insurance Recovers Over $9.6 Million for Insurance Consumers in 2010

January 31, 2011 - Ville Platte Agent Arrested and Served with Summary Suspension, Cease and Desist Order, Fine Notice and Notice of Proposed Revocation

2010


December 21, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Citizens Rating Upgrade

December 6, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Patrick Bell as Deputy Commissioner of Minority Affairs

December 1, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon Urges Property Owners to Claim Citizens Rebate

November 23, 2010 - Former Bossier City bail bond agent served with cease and desist order and fine notice

November 22, 2010 - Grambling bail bond agent served with license suspension and fine notice

November 22, 2010 - Donelon announces fourth round of Citizens depopulation a success

November 22, 2010 - Two Slidell producers and employee served with fine notices

November 9, 2010 - LDI Announces Open Enrollment for Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plans – Many Medicare Advantage Plans Will Not Renew

October 26, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon Elected to Serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

October 20, 2010 - West Monroe Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notices

October 12, 2010 - Winnsboro Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension Order and Fine Notice

September 29, 2010 - LDI Hosts Insurance Fraud and Vehicle Theft Conference

August 11, 2010 - LDI Crack-downs on Bogus "Medical Discount Plans" Peddled to Uninsured

August 9, 2010 - Donelon names Scott Kipper as Deputy Commissioner of Office of Health

July 26, 2010 - Donelon Announces decline in Motor Vehicle Theft

July 23, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon Names Richard Robertson to Head Louisiana Citizens

July 22, 2010 - Louisiana Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates Decreasing Again

July 20, 2010 - Louisiana Department of Insurance has Successful Legislative Session

July 12, 2010 - Union National Life Insurance Company issued Notice of Proposed Action and Fine Notice

July 12, 2010 - Lake Charles agent issued Notice of Proposed Action and Fine Notice

July 7, 2010 - Shreveport agent issued Notice of Proposed Action and Fine Notice

July 6, 2010 - West Monroe agent issued Cease & Desist order, Summary Suspension order and fine notice

July 2, 2010 - John Wortman announces retirement as CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Commissioner Donelon praises his contributions

June 17, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon announces another successful year for LATIFPA auto theft awareness education program

June 9, 2010 - CONSUMER ALERT: DOI issues Cease and Desist Orders and Fine Notices in Shreveport area for conducting insurance business without a license

June 9, 2010 - DOI issues Cease and Desist Orders to American Trade Association, its companion companies and personnel

May 24, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon kicks off Storm Tour, urging consumers to protect their property with flood insurance

May 19, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon Urges Insurance Policy Spring Cleaning

April 16, 2010 - CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers take advantage of health reform

April 12, 2010 - West Monroe agent issued cease and desist order and fine notice

April 8, 2010 - Baton Rouge agent issued cease and desist order, license revocation and fine notice

March 31, 2010 - Lafayette agent arrested, issued cease and desist order, license revocation and fine notice

March 26, 2010 - Denham Springs agent and agency issued C&Ds, license revocations and fine notices

March 23, 2010 - Commissioner of Insurance Donelon and DHH Secretary Levine unveil new Health care coverage for Louisiana residents

March 22, 2010 - 2010 Health Care Conference to be held March 23 in Baton Rouge

March 12, 2010 - CONSUMER ALERT: Flood Awareness Week March 15-21

March 12, 2010 - Metairie agent issued fine notice and summary suspension, two other Metairie agents issued fine notices

March 3, 2010 - Lt. General Honore' to headline Department of Insurance 2010 Health Care Conference

February 19, 2010 - Hanover American Insurance Company and Gulfstream Property and Casualty Company to continue homeowner's coverage for 14,000 current policyholders across Louisiana

February 19, 2010 - Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon and Department of Revenue Secretary Earl Millet announce several opportunies to save money this tax season

February 11, 2010 - LDI recovers $8.2 million for insurance consumers in 2009

February 10, 2010 - Commissioner Donelon declines State Farm rate request

February 2, 2010 - Baton Rouge Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order and Fine Notices

January 29, 2010 - Donelon Names Lori Joubert Cherry Deputy Commissioner of Public Affairs

2009


December 29, 2009 - Donelon Names Al Ater Chief Deputy Commissioner of Insurance

December 23, 2009 - Department of Insurance Files Suit Against Infinity Surety

December 15, 2009 - Ruston Area Agent Served With Suspension of License and Fine Notice

December 15, 2009 - Shreveport Agent Served With Fine Notice for Insurance Fraud

December 9, 2009 - Marksville Agency Employee Served with Additional Fine

December 9, 2009 - St. Bernard Agent Arrested and Issued Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice Yesterday Evening

December 2, 2009- Marksville Agent and Agency Served With Additional Fine Notices

November 23, 2009 - Commissioner Donelon Says Help Available for Victims of Chinese Drywall

November 19, 2009 - DOI Announces Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Runs November 15 through December 31

November 18, 2009 - Terrebonne Parish President Claudet and Insurance Commissioner Donelon Host Insurance Conference

November 18, 2009 - Opelousas Bail Bond Agent and Agency Served With Fine Notices

November 12, 2009 -Former Alexandria Agent Issued C&D and Fine Notice

November 12, 2009 -Alexandria Agent and Agency Issued C&D, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

November 12, 2009 - Marksville Agent and Agency Issued C&Ds, Summary Suspensions and Fine Notices

November 9, 2009 - Ville Platte Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

October 28, 2009 -Commissioner Donelon Announces Expansion of Program to Combat Vehicle Theft in New Orleans

October 26, 2009 - Two Former New Orleans Bail Bond Agents Issued Cease and Desist Orders and Fine Notices

October 12, 2009 - Commissioner Donelon Announces 2009 Online Auto and Homeowners Rate Guides Now Available

October 9, 2009 - Few Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans Stop Services; Three Percent Impact in Louisiana

October 8, 2009 - Two West Monroe Area Agents Issued Cease and Desist Orders, Summary Suspensions and Fine Notices

September 30, 2009- Former Lake Charles Agent Issued C&D and Fine Notice

September 24, 2009- Commissioner Donelon Warns Residents to Beware of Late-Forming Hurricanes

September 24, 2009- Scott Area Agent Arrested, Issued C&D, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

September 18, 2009- Department of Insurance Office of Consumer Advocacy Addresses New Orleans Council on Aging

September 17, 2009- Two Denham Springs Agents Issued C&Ds, Summary Suspensions and Fine Notices

September 17, 2009- Unlicensed Shreveport Agency Employee Issued C&D and Fine Notice

September 15, 2009- Department of Insurance LATIFPA Conducting School Presentations in Shreveport

September 9, 2009- Thibodaux Agent and Agency Issued C&D, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

September 4, 2009- Denham Springs Area Bail Bond Agent Issued C&D, Summary Suspension and Fine Notices

September 2, 2009- DONELON: Don’t Raise Taxes on Reinsurance Companies As Louisiana Continues to Recover from Katrina/Rita/Gustav

August 24, 2009- Donelon: Judge OKs Agreement, Citizens Assessment Averted

August 20, 2009- Department of Insurance Office of Consumer Advocacy Addresses Iberville Council on Aging in Maringouin

August 19, 2009- Commissioner Jim Donelon, LA Citizens CEO John Wortman Address Pending Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

August 14, 2009- Shreveport Area Agent Issued C&D, License Revocation and Fine Notices

August 13, 2009-Department of Insurance Office of Consumer Advocacy Speaks to Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity

August 12, 2009-CORRECTION - Ville Platte Bail Bond Agent and Lafayette Bail Bond Agent Issued License Suspension and Fine Notices

August 11, 2009- Department of Insurance Office of Consumer Advocacy Speaks to Iberville Council on Aging in Plaquemine

August 10, 2009- Ville Platte Bail Bond Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Suspension and Fine Notice

August 10, 2009-Ville Platte Bail Bond Agent and Lafayette Bail Bond Agent Issued License Suspensions and Fine Notices

August 6, 2009-Department of Insurance Deputy Commissioner Clarissa A. Preston Speaks to the Baton Rouge Exchange Club on August 5

July 29, 2009-Department of Insurance Senior Health Insurance Information Program to Present Medicare Training Workshop in Monroe on August 5

July 14, 2009 -Baker Agent Served With Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

July 10, 2009 -LATIFPA Launches New Web Site

July 1, 2009 -Department of Insurance Has Successful Legislative Session

June 30, 2009 -Department of Insurance Office of Consumer Advocacy Team Receives APIR Designation

June 22, 2009 -Baton Rouge Agent Arrested and Served with Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

June 10, 2009 -Protect Yourself From Insurance Fraud

May 21, 2009 -DOI Health Care Conference To Be Held May 28 in Baton Rouge

May 20, 2009 -Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon Urges Louisiana Congressional Delegation to Capitalize on States' Strengths

May 20, 2009 -Gretna Area Bail Bond Agent Served With Suspension and Fine Notices

May 5, 2009 -Houma Area Agent Served With Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

May 5, 2009 -Commissioner Donelon Urges Consumers to Protect Their Property with Flood Insurance

April 29, 2009 -New Orleans Area Agent Served with Civil Fine Notice and License Suspension

April 29, 2009 -Sun Area Bail Bond Agent Arrested, Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

April 23, 2009 -Crowley Area Agent Served with Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

April 14, 2009 -Commissioner Donelon Announces Medicare WellCare Disenrolls 377 Private Fee for Service Customers

April 7, 2009 -A Vidalia Insurance Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

April 1, 2009 -Commissioner Donelon Encourages Insurance Policy Spring Cleaning For Financial Savings on Your Insurance

March 27, 2009 -Department of Insurance Office of Consumer Advocacy to Participate in Community Meeting by State Sen. Broome

March 19, 2009- Commissioner Donelon Announces Auto Theft & Fraud Awareness Radio Campaign and Tax Savings Opportunities

March 16, 2009- Commissioner Donelon Encourages Louisiana Residents to Consider Purchasing Flood Insurance During National Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 9, 2009- St. Martinville Insurance Company Employee Arrested and Issued C&D, License Revocation and Fine Notice (Correction)

March 3, 2009- Commissioner Donelon Says No Changes in Ongoing Medicare Services with WellCare Ceasing New Enrollments

March 2, 2009- Department of Insurance Office of Consumer Advocacy to Participate in Community Meetings with State Senator Broome

February 26, 2009 -Louisiana Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates Decreasing Again

February 19, 2009 -Metairie Bail Bond Agent Arrested and Served With C&D, License Revocation and Fine Notice

February 16, 2009 -HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS INSURANCE - Whether Something Old or Something New, Jewelry Needs Protection, Too

February 11, 2009 - DOI Recovers Over $6 Million for Insurance Consumers in 2008

February 5, 2009 - Patterson Area Insurance Agent Served with License Revocation and Fine Notice

February 4, 2009 - Insurance Commissioner Donelon Called “Insurance Watchdog” by National Media on NAIC Denial of Life Insurers Capital Reserve Reduction Request

February 3, 2009 - LATIFPA of LDI and the Baton Rouge Police Department Announce Success of License Plate Recognition Program

January 22, 2009 - DOI Deputy Commissioner Clarissa Preston Speaks to the Acadiana Association of Health Underwriters

January 21, 2009 - Gretna Insurance Agent Issued Cease and Desisit Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

January 15, 2009 - Commissioner Donelon Announces New Director of the Insurance Fraud Section

2008


December 1, 2008 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Newly Revised Online Auto and Homeowners Insurance Rate Comparison Guides

December 1, 2008 - Department of Insurance to Conduct Auto Theft Awareness Presentations at Schools

November 25, 2008 - Department of Insurance Donates 4,317 Pounds of Food to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for Thanksgiving

November 19, 2008 - Baton Rouge Insurance Agent Arrested, Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

November 13, 2008 - Department of Insurance Announces Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Runs November 15 Through December 31

October 30, 2008 - New Orleans area Bail Bond Agent Arrested, Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

October 30, 2008 - Ferriday Insurance Agents Arrested, Issued Cease & Desist Orders, Summary Suspensions and Fine Notices

October 15, 2008 - Alexandria Producer Issued a Cease & Desist and Summary Suspension Order

October 9, 2008 - Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Conference Will Be Held October 14 in Baton Rouge

October 8, 2008 - Department of Insurance Participates in ARC Plane Pull Festival

October 8, 2008 - 40,000 Insurance Policies to be Removed from LA Citizens

October 7, 2008 - Ron Musser Honored by National Insurance Society

September 17, 2008 - Commissioner Donelon Says AIG Insurers Solvent Despite Parent Company's Problems

September 16, 2008 - Shreveport Bail Bond Agent Issued a Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

September 12, 2008 - Commissioner Donelon Issues Emergency Insurance Rules for Policyholders Impacted by Hurricane Gustav

August 29, 2008 - Many Insurance Agent Issued a Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

August 28, 2008 - Shreveport Bail Bond Agent Arrested, Issued a Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

August 28, 2008 - Commissioner Donelon says LA Department of Insurance Alert and Prepared for Gustav

August 22, 2008 - Twelfth Annual Health Care Conference Held September 3, 2008 in Baton Rouge

July 28, 2008 - Louisiana Participates in $20 Million Settlement Against Health Insurers

July 11, 2008 - Shreveport Producer Arrested, Issued Ceast and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

June 30, 2008 - July is National Vehicle Theft Protection Month

June 30, 2008 - A Former Lafayette Producer Arrested, Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

June 26, 2008 - A Former Monroe Producer Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

June 16, 2008 - A Former Leesville Area Bail Bond Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation and Fine Notice

June 11, 2008 - First Wave of Insurance Policies To Be Removed From LA Citizens

June 10, 2008 - Baton Rouge Bail Bond Agent Issued a Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

May 21, 2008 - Unlicensed Slidell Adjuster Issued a Cease and Desist Order and Hearing Notice

May 2, 2008 - Lacombe Area Insurance Agent Issued a Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

May 1, 2008 - Commissioner Donelon urges consumers to protect their property with flood insurance

April 28, 2008 - Department of Insurance to co-sponsor free Health Insurance Options for Small Business Seminar for 2008 Cover the Uninsured Week

April 23, 2008 - Baton Rouge Bail Bond Agent Arrested, Issued a Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension and Fine Notice

April 18, 2008 - Metairie Insurance Agent and His Agency Issued Cease and Desist Orders and Fines

April 16, 2008 - Army Corps of Engineers Updates Donelon, Insurers on South LA Hurricane Protection System

April 3, 2008 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Residential Property Storm Mitigation Incentives

March 31, 2008 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Procedures for the Depopulation of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

March 28, 2008- Commissioner Donelon Announces Senior Health Insurance Pilot Program

March 24, 2008 - Commissioner Donelon Names Former St. Rep. Shirley Bowler Deputy Commissioner of Management & Finance

March 17, 2008- Louisiana Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates Decreasing Again

March 7, 2008- Unlicensed Zachary Area Agency Employee Issued C&D and Fine

March 7, 2008- Additional Company Applies for 2nd Round of Insure LA Incentive Grants

March 3, 2008- Medication Access and Cost Study Committee Meets March 4 in Baton Rouge

February 27, 2008- Application Deadline Nearing for $100 Million Insurer Grant Program

February 26, 2008- Commissioner Donelon Appoints New Financial Solvency Chief

February 20, 2008- Government Leaders, Legislators, Insurer Highlight of Friday’s Louisiana Health Care Commission Agenda

February 20, 2008- Commissioner Donelon, Allstate Companies Resolve Insurance Disputes

February 13, 2008- Denise Brignac Named New DOI Chief Deputy Commissioner

February 7, 2008- Shreveport Bail Bond Agent Arrested, Issued C&D, License Revocation and Fine

February 4, 2008- Commissioner Donelon Names Karen Reiners Winfrey New Head of DOI Office of Health Insurance

January 18, 2008- Medication Access and Cost Study Committee Meets January 22 in Baton Rouge

January 18, 2008- Commissioner Donelon Announces Homeowner Storm Mitigation Incentives Available in Form of Premium Discounts from Insurers

January 16, 2008- Shreveport Bail Bond Agent Arrested, Issued C&D, License Revocation and Fine

January 11, 2008- Donelon Names Edward O'Brien Head of Office of Property & Casualty

January 11, 2008- Governor Blanco, Commissioner Donelon Award 1st Round of Insure LA Incentive Program Grants

January 10, 2008- Frierson Bail Bond Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order

2007


November 30, 2007 - Three Jefferson Parish Men Charged With Criminal Activity While Acting as Bail Bond Agents Without a License

November 15, 2007 - DOI Files Petition in Response to LLAC Subpoena

November 14, 2007 - Scott Kipper leaving DOI to head Oregon Insurance Division

November 6, 2007 - Six Companies Apply for Insure LA Incentive Grants

November 5, 2007 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA Fined $150,000 by DOI

October 29, 2007 - Ironshore Insurance to Provide Property and Catastrophe Insurance in Louisiana

October 29, 2007 - Medicare Stand-Alone Rx Plan enrollment through December, Insurance Commissioner Donelon says

October 17, 2007 - Angie Insurance Agent Issued C&D, Commissioner Donelon Announces

October 15, 2007 - Medication Access and Cost Study Committee Meets October 23 in Baton Rouge

October 12, 2007 - Louisiana Property and Casualty Commission: New Regulatory Reforms Aim to Improve Environment

October 2, 2007 - $100 Million Insurance Incentive Program Launched Today

September 28, 2007 - New Orleans area former bail bond agent arrested and issued C&D, Commissioner Donelon announces

September 26, 2007 - Donelon names Clarissa A. Preston Head of Consumer Advocacy

September 25, 2007 - Donelon, Fellow Commissioners Tackle Coastal Insurance Issues at Public Hearing

September 21, 2007 - Donelon: PIAL Should Not File Suit on Public vs. Private Status

September 20, 2007 - Donelon to Co-Host Public Hearing on Coastal Insurance Issues

September 19 2007 - Unlicensed adjuster issued C&D, Commissioner Donelon announces

August 17, 2007 - Unlicensed corporation and two former insurance agents issued C&Ds, Commissioner Donelon announces

August 14, 2007 - State Farm to Write More LA Homeowners Insurance

August 10, 2007 - Commissioner Donelon announces plans to abolish PIAL and LAIP

August 8, 2007 - Commissioner Donelon announces new online auto and homeowners insurance rate comparison guides

August 1, 2007 - Commissioner Donelon to discuss storm awareness in Lafayette

July 23, 2007 - Important Citizens Tax Refund Information

July 17, 2007 - DOI to sponsor Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Professional Partner Training in Shreveport and Baton Rouge

July 2, 2007 - Commissioner Donelon's Insurance Package Passes

June 15, 2007 - Commissioner Donelon to discuss storm awareness in Lafayette

June 14, 2007 - Commissioner Donelon to discuss storm awareness in Alexandria

June 7, 2007 - Former Shreveport insurance agent arrested and issued C&D

May 29, 2007 - Commissioner Donelon launches storm awareness tour in Shreveport

May 25, 2007 - Workers' Comp Companies Filing Rate Decreases

May 23, 2007- Louisiana's High Risk Health Insurance Pool Has Immediate Openings

May 21, 2007 - New Orleans/Metairie insurance agent shut down, Commissioner Donelon announces

May 17, 2007 - Baton Rouge area bail bond agent arrested and issued C&D, Commissioner Donelon announces

May 10, 2007- Donelon announces settlement with State Farm over disputed Hurricane Katrina and Rita slab claims

May 9, 2007 - Alexandria area bail bond agent arrested and issued C&D, Commissioner Donelon announces

May 9, 2007 - Alexandria insurance agent arrested and issued C&D, Commissioner Donelon announces

May 1, 2007 - Commissioner Donelon urges consumers to protect their property with flood insurance

April 26, 2007 - Houma insurance agent issued C&D and summary suspension

April 26, 2007 - Mansfield insurance agent issued C&D and summary suspension

April 12, 2007 - Dept. of Insurance to co-sponsor free Health Care Options for Small Business Seminar for the 2007 "Cover the Uninsured Week"

April 11, 2007- Baton Rouge insurance agent arrested and issued c&d

March 23, 2007 - Donelon announces legislation to attract insurers

March 20, 2007 - Donelon settlement with Allstate achieves added consumer protection

March 6, 2007 - Donelon orders Allstate to reinstate policyholders, reinspect properties

March 1, 2007- Donelon says DOI will inspect some Allstate insured properties

February 26, 2007- La. Dept. of Insurance releases latest Medicare Supplement and Long-Term Care Comparison Guides

February 16, 2007- Alexandria insurance agent issued c&d and summary suspension, Commissioner Donelon announces

February 12, 2007- Commissioner Donelon To Head National Insurance Committee

February 1 , 2007- New Orleans insurance agents issued c&d and summary suspension orders, Commissioner Donelon announces

January 30, 2007- AAA and DOI recognize Baldwin Haspel for support of La. Hurricane Mediation Program

January 29, 2007- AAA and DOI recognize Calcasieu Parish for support of La. Hurricane Mediation Program

January 26, 2007- Louisiana insurance agent arrested and license revoked, Commissioner Donelon announces

January 9, 2007- Commissioner Donelon urges Louisiana residents to review insurance policies in the new year

January 9, 2007- Eleventh Annual Health Care Conference set for January 23rd in Baton Rouge

2006


December 27, 2006- Former Oakdale Insurance Agent arrested and issued c&d

December 11, 2006- Texas agent issued c&d for allegedly conducting insurance fraud in Louisiana, Commissioner Donelon announces

December 7, 2006- Albany agent arrested and issued c&d, Commissioner Donelon announces

November 22, 2006- Commissioner Donelon and Governor Blanco urge quick reply from insurers for Road Home program requests

November 21, 2006- Donelon obtains court order against insurer and agent for alleged sale of unauthorized insurance

October 31, 2006- Rayville agent arrested and issued c&d, Commissioner Donelon announces

October 26, 2006 - Medicare Stand-Alone Rx Plan enrollment through December, Donelon announces

October 25, 2006- Commissioner Donelon sworn in as elected Commissioner of Insurance

October 24, 2006- Commissioner Donelon suspends license of Lafayette area insurance agent

October 19, 2006- Bait cars designed to reduce rising auto theft and insurance rates, insurance and law enforcement officials say

October 17, 2006- New Orleans agent issued c&d and summary suspension, Commissioner Donelon announces

October 11, 2006 - Delhi agent issued c&d in Pioneer, Commissioner Donelon announces

October 6, 2006 - Shreveport producer arrested and issued C&D, Commissioner Donelon announces

September 28, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon has ordered Horace Mann Insurance Companies to halt unlawful cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowners policies

September 22, 2006 - Louisiana insurance facts about Hurricane Rita

August 30 , 2006 - Commissioner Donelon encourages personal life insurance checkup during Life Insurance Awarness Month

August 28 , 2006 - Louisiana Insurance Facts About Hurricane Katrina

August 14 , 2006 - Need Insurance? Visit the DOI web site to out which companies are writing in your parish

August 14 , 2006 - Over 99 percent of homeowners insurance market signs on to extend prescription

August 11 , 2006 - Over 95 percent of homeowners insurers sign to extend prescription

July 31, 2006 - Statement from Donelon following his meeting with Allstate President

July 27, 2006 - Donelon, Allstate president to meet Monday

July 26, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon calls on Allstate CEO to discuss company's plan to shed Louisiana coverage

July 21, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon proposes to invoke regulatory action in Allstate matter

July 11, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon orders companies to extend Hurricane Katrina/Rita prescription deadline

June 5, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon urges insurers to extend Hurricane Katrina/Rita claims prescription

May 24, 2006 - Shreveport producer arrested and issued c&d and summary suspension of license

May 18, 2006 - Evangeline producer issued c&d and summary suspension of license

May 17, 2006 - Consumer complaints lead to probe of hurricane claims handling practices of two insurers

May 16, 2006 - Former Pineville agent issued c&d

May 15, 2006 - West Monroe agent arrested and issued c&d and summary suspension of license

May 9, 2006 - St. Martinville producer issued c&d and summary suspension of license

May 1, 2006 - Health Department to Release Parish-Level Statistics for Cover the Uninsured Week

May 1, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon launches Storm Awareness Tour in Lake Charles

April 27, 2006- Lake Charles producer issued c&d and summary suspension of licenses

April 24, 2006 - Free Seminar Scheduled on Health Insurance Options for Small Business

April 10, 2006 - Katrina "evacuees" to receive additional opportunities to join, switch Medicare plans

April 5, 2006 - Licensed bail bond business owner and employee arrested, issued c&ds, Commissioner Donelon announces

March 30, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon says Standard & Poor's A- rating of Citizens Corp. positive for LA

March 30, 2006 - DOI hosts "A New Vision for Health Care" Symposium

March 23, 2006 - DOI releases its 2006 Medicare Supplement Comparison Guide

March 22, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon works to help state secure funds for LA policyholders hit hard by hurricanes

March 2, 2006 - Commissioner Donelon Issues New Hurricane-Related Consumer Protections

February 16, 2006 - Jim Donelon Sworn In As Commissioner of Insurance

February 16,2006- Baton Rouge agent arrested and issued c&d, Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announces

January 19, 2006- Bogalusa insurance agent arrested and issued c&d, Wooley announces

January 6, 2006- Commissioner Wooley urges Louisiana residents to "Get Even Smarter" about their insurance coverage

January 5, 2006- Tenth annual Health Care Conference set for January 23

2005


December 22, 2005 - Commissioner Wooley Unveils Hurricane Mediation Program

December 2, 2005 - Commissioner Wooley announces new Deputy Commissioners

November 16, 2005 - Commissioner Wooley statement in support of building code legislation

November 8, 2005 - Insurance Adjusting in Plaquemines, St. Bernard Grids Ahead of Schedule

November 7, 2005 - IMPORTANT SECOND NOTICE regarding insurance premium payments after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; Emergency Rules to Expire

November 3, 2005 - Consumer Alert: New Medicare prescription drug coverage

November 1, 2005 - Important notice regarding insurance premium payments after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

October 25, 2005 - Commissioner Wooley announces success in Grid 1, Grid 2 scheduled adjusting underway in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes

October 20, 2005 - Commissioner Wooley announces location of DOI staff in State Disaster Recovery Centers

October 12, 2005 - Commissioner Wooley announces insurance adjuster schedule for Grid 1 in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes

September 21, 2005 - Blanco Signs Executive Order Allowing Wooley to Enact Emergency Insurance Rules

August 30, 2005 - Department of Insurance issues very early Hurricane Katrina damage estimates

July 26, 2005- A former insurance producer in Mansura arrested and issued c&d

July 20, 2005 - Chalmette producer issued c&d for allegedly falsifying health insurance applications

July 8, 2005 - Kenner producer arrested and issued C&d for allegedly taking over $4,000 in company funds

June 6, 2005 - Hurricane Season predictions are unpredictable on damages

June 1, 2005 - Louisiana SHIIP Director Alan Heumann elected to national post

May 31, 2005 - Wooley urges Louisianians to be prepared this hurricane season

May 27, 2005 - Lake Charles producer is 4th shut down in 5 days

May 25, 2005 - Gonzales insurance producer shut down

May 24, 2005 - Tangipahoa Parish insurance producer issued c&d for taking company funds

May 23, 2005 - Grant Parish insurance producer arrested and issued c&d

May 6, 2005 - Statement of Commissioner Robert Wooley

May 3, 2005 - Caddo insurance producer arrested and issued c&d

April 28, 2005 - Former Tangipahoa producer arrested and issued c&d

April 26, 2005 - Department of Insurance takes action against unauthorized marine insurance sales

April 12, 2005 - Lafayette area producer issued c&d for alleged fraud

March 31, 2005 - Lake Charles producer issued c&d for alleged fraud

March 9, 2005 - Flexible Insurance Rating saves consumers $38 million+