Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) News

LDI Issues C&D Order Against Baton Rouge Agent

The Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued a cease and desist order for a Baton Rouge agent who allegedly failed to remit clients’ premiums and misappropriated premium funds. Trampus Scott Wagoner, a property and casualty producer and owner of Armor …

LDI Affirmed in State Farm Hurricane Barry Deductible Case

A Louisiana administrative hearings panel has ruled that Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon was justified in preventing State Farm from enforcing a hurricane deductible for certain losses caused by Hurricane Barry in July 2019. The Louisiana Division of Administrative Law (DAL) …

Louisiana Insurance Agent Ordered to Stop Business over Alleged Failure to Remit Premiums

The Louisiana Department of Insurance has ordered a New Orleans insurance agent and her company to stop their insurance business after the agent allegedly failed to remit premiums she collected from clients. Vilia Ann Ragas and her company, Citywide Insurance …

Louisiana Orders Insurers to Pay Hurricane Ida Evacuation Expenses

Louisiana’s top insurance regulator on Sept. 7 directed insurance companies pay policyholders’ Hurricane Ida evacuation expenses as damaged infrastructure and dangerous living conditions in Southeast Louisiana keep people from returning home. Directive 218, issued by Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, requires …

Louisiana Insurance Agent Arrested on Fraud Charges

A Louisiana insurance agent was arrested on May 10, following an investigation by Louisiana State Police into allegations of insurance fraud. The Louisiana Department of Insurance had revoked the property/casualty producer license of Matthew Sias in September 2020, for allegedly …

Louisiana Accuses Alabama Agency, Owner of Fraudulent Marketing, Submissions

The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) has issued a cease and desist order to a Birmingham, Ala., insurance agency, Senior Care Services LLC, alleging the company uses false or misrepresentative facts and information such as submitting fraudulent applications for insurance …

Farmers Insurance Returning to Louisiana

Louisiana insurance regulators have approved rate and form filings for Farmers Insurance in advance of California-based insurer’s re-entry into the Louisiana market. The Louisiana Department of Insurance reported that Farmers is returning to the Louisiana market in March with auto, …

Caldwell, Mowbray Named to Leadership Posts at Louisiana Insurance Dept.

James “David” Caldwell, Jr. has been appointed executive counsel and Rebecca Mowbray has been named deputy commissioner of Public Affairs at the Louisiana Department of Insurance Caldwell served as deputy director of the Criminal Division of the Louisiana Department of …

Homeowners Claims, Delays Top Louisiana 2020 Storm Complaints

The majority of complaint Louisiana insurance regulators have received in relation to the historic 2020 hurricane season concern homeowners insurance. The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) reports that nearly 80 percent of the 873 complaints it has received about hurricane …

Louisiana Issues Hurricane Zeta Data Call

Louisiana is seeking information from property/casualty insurers in the state about the impact of Hurricane Zeta. This latest data call from the Louisiana Department of Insurance is the third hurricane-related data call this year. The department said insurers must submit …