The Department of Insurance website lists downloadable .pdfs of consumer guides including insurance rate comparisons, avoiding insurance fraud, hurricane mediation publications, and more. Updated 12/08.
The Louisiana Department of Insurance website has a feature that allows consumers to look for proposed insurance rate changes greater than 10 percent. Rate 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. moreless
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.You can still file for this credit. Find out more on the Department of Revenue website.moreless
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. Following a disaster, the center provides claim filing tips, emergency contact numbers for insurance companies, government agencies and other sources of assistance.
FloodSmart.gov features information about flood risk and the benefits of purchasing a flood insurance policy. You can enter your address to find out your home's flood risk. Visit the website for more information or call 1-888-379-9531.moreless
FEMA's LA Mapping Project gives New Orleans area residents a snapshot of flooding risks from 100-year hurricane storm surges and rainfall. Because 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.moreless
The American Arbitration Association has developed a program to quickly and fairly address insurance claim disputes between the insured and their providers. Visit their website or call 800-426-8792.moreless