Volume 14, Issue 5
  May 2023


Our monthly newsletter addresses consumer insurance topics as well as timely information on issues affecting senior citizens in Louisiana.


To find out if Consumer Advocacy will be in your area or to request a speaker for your organization, call 225- 219-0619 or send an email to: [email protected].

Louisiana Fortify Homes Program Making Progress in Legislature

Last year, we worked with the State Legislature to create the Fortify Homes Program within the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI). Under this program, Louisiana residents will be able to apply for grants to repair or retrofit their roof using methods that meet or exceed the fortified home standards of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. These stronger roofs are vital to Louisiana’s long-term insurance market as they will increase resiliency against future hurricanes. This session, we are working to secure funding for the program and to mandate discounts and policy endorsements that will encourage homeowners to take advantage of the grant funding. Keep an eye out for more information later this year!


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What You Need to Know About Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud is a serious offense, and it’s important for seniors and their families to protect themselves against the most common types of fraud, like being overcharged or having your identity stolen. See below for some tips from the LDI on avoiding Medicare fraud:

  • Be vigilant with your Medicare plan. Check your statements to make sure they align with services you’ve received and to catch unnecessary charges early.
  • Protect your information. The best way to avoid scams is to guard your Medicare Number and your Social Security Number. Be careful about who you share that information with.
  • Report suspicious activity from your provider. If you encounter a fraudulent claim or any other provider abuse, contact the LDI Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at 225-342-5301 to report it as soon as possible.



Commissioner Donelon Meets with The Advocate About Legislative Session

AARP Louisiana recently sponsored a Town Hall in which Commissioner Jim Donelon sat down with The Advocate to discuss the legislative session. During the discussion, Commissioner Donelon explained the Insure Louisiana Incentive Program, provided an update on Louisiana’s homeowners insurance crisis and much more. Check out the full video here.

Upcoming Events


Louisiana Automobile Insurance Plan Governing Committee Meeting

Date: May 18
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Louisiana Department of Insurance, Poydras Building
1702 N. 3rd Street, Baton Rouge


Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Audit Committee Meeting

Date: May 18
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Louisiana Department of Insurance, Poydras Building, Hearing Room,
1702 N. Third St., Baton Rouge


Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board Meeting

Date: May 18
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Louisiana Department of Insurance, Poydras Building, Hearing Room,
1702 N. Third St., Baton Rouge


Senior Resource Fair

Date: May 20
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: CenterWell Hammond
2240 W. Thomas St., Hammond


Homeowners 101: Knowing Your Policy

Who: Louisiana Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Housing Corporation
Date: May 24
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Virtual


Jefferson Parish Senior Expo

Date: June 22
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Alario Center
2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego


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Office of Consumer Advocacy
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Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9214
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