Louisiana home insurance special session called by Governor John Bel Edwards

Home insurance - Government

The governor is hoping this special legislative session will set the state up to overcome its crisis. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has called a special session of the state Legislature to take control over the home insurance crisis. The session is slated to start on January 30 and will continue until no later than February 5. The governor’s move aligns with Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s statement made to a key legislative committee last Friday, when he said that a special session will be critical to overcoming the property and…

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Louisiana faces home insurance “crisis” as more companies leave

Home insurance - Crisis - Rocks

Over 20 insurers have exited the state or have gone bankrupt within the last two years. Thousands of Louisiana residents are struggling to find affordable home insurance coverage as insurers continue to leave the state following years of catastrophic storms. The storms have been increasing in both frequency and intensity, leaving expensive damage behind. Louisiana has been the center of the destruction and devastation left behind by several major storms in recent years. As a result, the cost of doing business in the state has been skyrocketing for home insurance…

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