Jim Donelon

Jim talks with Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon about property insurance concerns and insurance legislation before the 2013 State Legislature

Entergy's Morgan Stewart discusses effort to secure federal funding for LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which offers help to the poor and elderly with their utility bills.

Local actress and performer Paige Gagliano, who's directing a production of "Les Miserables" at The Dunham School. 


Jan. 1 will mark Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's first day as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Donelon said in a statement Friday that the position will help him place Louisiana "at the forefront in the study and development of insurance regulation."

Donelon has been a member of the national trade group since he became commissioner in 2006. He joined the staff of the state's insurance department in 2001, serving as chief deputy commissioner.

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says his department's new online system will make it easier for Louisiana residents to shop for the best insurance rates in their cities.

You can't get quotes for your house and car. The auto insurance guide compares quotes for a 2004, 2007 or 2010 Toyota Camry driven by people of different ages, with different driving records. The homeowners' guide compares premiums for a brick house that's less than one year old or 5, 15 or 25 years old, at varying coverage levels.

Health groups sue Donelon over Isaac action

Sep 18, 2012

Two health care groups have filed a lawsuit against Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, over an insurance coverage change he made after Hurricane Isaac.

The lawsuit by the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Louisiana Hospital Association was filed in Baton Rouge district court late Monday, challenging an emergency rule Donelon issued on Sept. 4.

The emergency rule affected health insurance policies in 23 parishes.

It seems unlikely that the high cost of insurance is going to drop along the Gulf Coast. Experts say politics is the reason.