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Track Insurance Rate Increasesimage

The Louisiana Department of Insurance website has a feature that allows consumers to look for proposed insurance rate changes greater than 10 percent. moreRate filing information on all types of homeowners insurance can be foundunder “Search Rate Filings” at the top of the “Quick Links” section on the right side of the page.To comment on the rate proposals, contact the department’s new Office of Consumer Advocacy at (800) 259-5300. less

Louisiana Insurance Guides and Publicationsimage

The Department of Insurance website lists downloadable &#46pdfs of consumer guides including insurance rate comparisons, avoiding insurance fraud, hurricane mediation publications, and more&#46 Updated 12/08&#46

Louisiana Citizens Insurance Tax Creditimage

Residential and commercial property insurance policyholders will receive an income tax credit for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation regular and special assessments they paid because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. moreYou can still file for this credit.Find out more on the Department of Revenue website. less

What if I don’t have home insurance?


Find Insurance

LA Department of Insurance Coverage Lookupimage

Search for agencies offering insurance by type (auto, home, etc&#46) and by zip code.

Louisiana Department of Insuranceimage

Louisiana Department of Insurance Consumer hotline is 800-259-5300 or 225-342-5900.

Hurricane Insurance Information Centerimage

The Hurricane Insurance Information Center is an information source for the public which lists steps to take to protect lives and property prior to a hurricane. moreFollowing a disaster, the center provides claim filing tips, emergency contact numbers for insurance companies, government agencies and other sources of assistance. less


Flood Insurance

FloodSmart.govimage

FloodSmart&#46gov features information about flood risk and the benefits of purchasing a flood insurance policy. moreYou can enter your address to find out your home’s flood risk.Visit the website for more information or call 1-888-379-9531. less

Louisiana Mapping Projectimage

FEMA’s LA Mapping Project gives New Orleans area residents a snapshot of flooding risks from 100-year hurricane storm surges and rainfall. moreBecause of the incomplete levee work in New Orleans, the new maps will not immediately affect flood insurance rates.The maps will be updated as levee work is completed. less