Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon News

State Farm to Further Decrease Auto Insurance Rates in Louisiana

State Farm Insurance Co. has been approved for an overall auto insurance rate decrease of 9.6% in Louisiana, the state insurance department reported. State Farm’s rate reduction most recently approved by Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon follows approved decreases of …

Louisiana’s Donelon Asks Commercial Auto Insurers to Offer COVID-19 Relief

Louisiana’s chief insurance regulator wants insurers to consider offering premium relief to their commercial auto insurance customers due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has called on insurers to consider returning a percentage of premium …

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner: State Farm Cutting Auto, Homeowners Rates

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has approved overall base rate decreases of 3.5% for homeowners’ policies issued by State Farm Insurance Co., which follows his approval of an additional decrease of 2.3% for State Farm auto policies in March. “In …

Louisiana Places Moratorium on Insurance Policy Cancellations/Non-Renewals

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon in late March issued Emergency Rule 40, which places a moratorium on insurance policy cancellations and non-renewals for policyholders in Louisiana. The emergency rule is a result of the statewide public health emergency declared by …

Louisiana Expands Access to Telemedicine, Federal Aid for Small Businesses

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has issued Emergency Rule 37, which aims to expand access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 health emergency. The Louisiana Department of Insurance summarized the provisions of Emergency Rule 37 as: Expands access to telemedicine …

Donelon Re-Elected to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Post

Louisiana voters have re-elected Jim Donelon to the post of insurance commissioner, an office he has held since 2006. In the election held on Oct. 12, Donelon received 53.5% of the statewide vote, compared with 46.5% of the vote for …

Univ. of Louisiana Monroe to Create Risk Management, Insurance Endowed Chair

The University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) will create an Endowed Chair in Risk Management and Insurance position in the College of Business and Social Sciences with $585,000 in funding that stems from the dissolution of health maintenance organization AmCare Health Plans …

Louisiana Commissioner Donelon: Tort Reform Needed to Fix Auto Insurance Crisis

When Louisiana voters go to the polls on Oct. 12, they will have a choice between two Republican opponents in the race for insurance commissioner: current commissioner, Jim Donelon, a former state legislator who has held the post since 2006, …

Louisiana Commissioner: Insurance Discounts Available for Active Military, Veterans

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says insurance discounts and benefits are available in the state for active duty service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces both during and after their tour of duty. The following benefits are …

Progressive Approved for 2.2% Auto Insurance Rate Decrease in Louisiana

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has approved a filing by Progressive Security Insurance Co. for a 2.2% rate decrease on new and renewal auto insurance business in the state. The decreases will take effect in late summer, according to the …