Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) News

Louisianans Warned of Contractor Fraud Following Dual Hurricanes

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and State Representative Jonathan Goudeau are warning residents affected by Hurricanes Laura and Delta that both the Louisiana Department of Insurance and Rep. Goudeau’s office have received complaints of contractors working in hard-hit areas requesting …

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner: Pay Only 1 Hurricane Deductible Per Season

Louisiana’s single season named-storm/hurricane deductible law prohibits a homeowner from paying more than one named-storm/hurricane deductible in the same hurricane season, the state insurance department is reminding vulnerable policyholders in advance of Hurricane Delta. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon wants …

Louisiana Agent’s License Suspended for Misappropriation, False Insurance Certificates

A Lake Charles, Louisiana, insurance producer has been issued a cease and desist order and had her license suspended amid an investigation into misappropriation of insurance premiums and the issuing of false insurance certificates to customers. The Louisiana Department of …

Louisiana Insurance Agents Get C&D Orders for Alleged Misappropriated Premiums

Two St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, insurance producers have been hit with Cease and Desist Orders and fines for allegedly misappropriating premium funds, Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) reported. The department said Tasey Ann Tolliver-Alexander is alleged to have misappropriated insurance …

Louisiana Insurance Producer Accused of Forgery, Fraud

A Monroe, La., insurance producer has been served with a cease and desist order alleging various unauthorized actions including false information on insurance applications, altering or forging names on checks and electronic transfer forms, and receiving commissions based upon fraudulent …

Louisiana VA OKs Insurance License Exam Fee Reimbursement for Veterans

Veterans applying for insurance licenses with the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) are now eligible for reimbursement of the required exam fees. The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs recently approved the LDI’s application to participate in the Veterans Federal Exam …

Opelka Named Deputy Commissioner at Louisiana Insurance Department

Frank Opelka has been appointed deputy commissioner of the Office of Health, Life and Annuity at the Louisiana Department of Insurance. Opelka comes to the Department of Insurance from the Louisiana Department of Health where he served as chief of …

Lorusso, Dunckel to Fill Deputy Posts at Louisiana Insurance Department

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has appointed Nicholas “Nick” Lorusso as chief deputy of the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) and Denise Dunckel as the deputy commissioner of Public Affairs. Lorusso will manage operations of the agency as well as …

Louisiana Insurance Dept. Helped Recover Additional $9.1M in Payouts in 2017

The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) helped consumers collect $9.1 million in payouts in 2017 in addition to the original amounts offered by insurance companies, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says. The LDI said its Office of Consumer Services reviews consumer …

Butler Named Chief of Staff at Louisiana Insurance Department

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has appointed Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Butler as chief of staff of the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI). Butler will oversee the agency budget, personnel and day-to-day operations of the agency. The appointment took effect earlier this …