42K Louisiana home insurance policyholders were dropped last Friday

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The State Insurance Commissioner is scrambling to address the growing coverage crisis. Last Friday, a staggering 42,000 Louisiana home insurance customers learned that their policies were not going to be renewing and that they had 60 days to find a new policy to ensure uninterrupted coverage. This figure only adds to an already growing number of policyholders dropped by their insurers. According to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, there have been six home insurance companies that have completely withdrawn from the state and there are another fifty that have ceased…

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Citizens Insurance in Louisiana dumps more policies

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The Insurance Commissioner from the state, Jim Donelon, has announced new participation in this effort. A recent announcement from Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has shown that three new insurers have added themselves to the efforts to reduce the number of policies carried by Citizens Insurance in Louisiana. Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been working to shrink its size after becoming quite bloated. The state’s property insurance company of last resort had been swelling in size following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and then hit its peak size following Hurricane Rita in…

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Louisiana homeowners insurance rates at Citizens are headed up

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The insurer of last resort is now increasing the amount that policyholders must pay for coverage. Throughout the state, Louisiana homeowners insurance customers who have their coverage through Citizens are discovering that their rates are headed up yet again, regardless of whether they are covered for their homes or for wind-only policies. Other forms of coverage affected by the change include mobile home, renters, and condo policies. The average increase across all of these forms of Louisiana homeowners insurance and other affected forms of coverage is 5.2 percent. Following a…

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