Health insurance helps with the cost of general health care and helps individuals protect themselves and their families against illness, injury and accidents. Whether you receive health insurance coverage from an employer, or purchase insurance for yourself and your family, new laws related to health care make now a great time to learn more about health insurance.
The Office of Health Insurance provides protection to Louisiana consumers of health care and assures continued viability of health benefit plans. Our consumer affairs staff can assist with questions or help you if you choose to file a complaint against your insurance company. Our staff also works to determine whether enhancements or modifications are necessary to assure continued compliance by insurers.
There are many different kinds of health insurance coverage. Each has pros and cons. Coverage that’s right for a single person may not be best for a family with small children. Because your situation may change, review your health insurance regularly to make sure you have the protection you need. Choosing health insurance coverage is like making any other major purchase. You choose the plan that meets both your needs and your budget. Before you purchase coverage, you can contact our office for assistance in reviewing your options.
There are two divisions operating in the Office of Health: Health Compliance Division and the Health Forms Division.
Additional resources are available to the public through the efforts of the Louisiana Health Care Commission which was created to review the availability and affordability of health care in the state.