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Guides and Publications

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Call our toll-free number, 1-800-259-5300, or (225) 342-5900 to request free copies of any Department of Insurance publications.

General

Department of Insurance: How Can We Help You? - Information on what the Department of Insurance does and how it can assist insurance consumers in Louisiana.

Department of Insurance: How Can We Help You? (Spanish Version/En Español)

How to File an Insurance Complaint - A step-by-step explanation of how you can get a complaint form, how to file a complaint, and what help you can expect from us once you've filed your complaint.

Office of Consumer Advocacy: What Can We Do For You?- Informs Louisiana citizens about the Department of Insurance Office of Consumer Advocacy and how the office can be of help.

Division of Minority Affairs: We're Here For You- Informs Louisiana citizens about the Department of Insurance Office of Minority Affairs and how the office can be of help.

Division of Minority Affairs: We're Here For You (Spanish Version/En Español)

Division of Minority Affairs: We're Here For You (Vietnamese Version/Trong Tiếng Việt)

Senior Health Insurance Information Program publications- Link to publications that offer guidance on Medicare and other senior health issues.

Career Opportunities in the Insurance Industry
- Information on various types of careers in the insurance industry.

Workers' Compensation Dos and Don'ts- Information on workers' compensation in Louisiana.

Auto

Auto Rate Comparison Guide- A quick reference guide for consumers to compare the auto rates of various insurance companies.

Consumer Bill of Rights for Motorists - Informs Louisiana motorists of their insurance rights.

Consumer's Guide to Auto Insurance - Shopping tips; updates on auto insurance laws, policy terminology, and discount information.

Auto Theft - Don't Be a Victim - Promotes public awareness on auto theft prevention and insurance fraud by providing tips on how to better protect your vehicle from theft.

Guide to Teen Auto Insurance - Answers to common questions teenagers have about getting auto insurance.

Property

Homeowners Rate Comparison Guide - A quick reference guide for consumers to compare the homeowners rates of various insurance companies.

Consumer's Guide to Homeowners Insurance - Shopping tips, policy terminology, discount information and easy-to-use worksheets make this series a consumer favorite.

Answers to Your Questions About Renters Insurance - A brochure that provides answers to many common questions concerning insurance needs for a rented property.

Surplus Lines: Insuring Rare, Unusual or Exposed Property in Louisiana - A brochure that provides information on Surplus Lines insurance.


Health

Consumer's Guide to Health Insurance - A guide to help consumers better understand and make decisions regarding health insurance.

Understanding the Affordable Care Act - Information to help Louisiana consumers better understand the Affordable Care Act.

Health Insurance Rates for Individuals and Small Groups - Information on how health insurance rates are determined for Individual and Small Group policies.

2013 Medicare Supplement Comparison Guide - A booklet explaining the types of insurance policies that supplement Medicare.

Glossary of Health Insurance Terms (NAIC) - A glossary of the most commonly used health insurance terms provided by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

SHIIP- Answering. Aiding. Guiding- A brochure that informs senior citizens in Louisiana about SHIIP counselors who can help them with their Medicare questions.

Acadiana LA Regional Health Care Resources - A brochure that provides uninsured consumers with information about Health Care Resources in the Acadiana area.

BR Regional Health Care Resources - A brochure that provides uninsured consumers with information about Health Care Resources in the Baton Rouge area.

Central LA Regional Health Care Resources - A brochure that provides uninsured consumers with information about Health Care Resources in the Central region of the state.

Houma LA Regional Health Care Resources - A brochure that provides uninsured consumers with information about Health Care Resources in the Houma region of the state.

Northeast LA Regional Health Care Resources - A brochure that provides uninsured consumers with information about Health Care Resources in the Northeast region of the state.

Northshore LA Regional Health Care Resources - A brochure that provides uninsured consumers with information about Health Care Resources in the Northshore region of the state.

Northwest LA Regional Health Care Resources - A brochure that provides uninsured consumers with information about Health Care Resources in the Northwest region of the state.

Southwest LA Regional Health Care Resources - A brochure that provides uninsured consumers with information about Health Care Resources in the Southwest region of the state.

Storm

After the Hurricane Hits - A quick reference page perfect for hurricane season.

Hurricane Tracking Map and Preparedness Guide - This hurricane tracking map also includes information on preparing for these devastating storms. Remember: hurricanes affect inland as well as coastal inhabitants.

LDI Hurricane Mediation Program - Explains the ins and outs of the Hurricane Mediation Program which helps settle disputes between insurance companies and policyholders with hurricane damage claims.

Post-Disaster Insurance Guide- This tabloid publication provides important insurance information to Louisiana citizens who have had to evacuate their homes due to a disaster.

Residential Property Storm Mitigation Incentives- Information on how Louisiana residents can receive incentives for strengthening their homes against storms and hurricanes.

Weathering the Storm - A colorful booklet with advice on how to handle your insurance needs before, during and after a storm.

What to do After a Flood - A step-by-step reference page for use after a flood.

Fraud

Insurance Fraud - A Crime That Affects Everyone - Information on how to recognize and report all types of insurance fraud.

Insurance Fraud - Just Don't Do It - A brochure to raise awareness about insurance fraud and it's consequences.

Life

Consumer's Guide to Fixed Deferred Annuities - Explains the difference between the types of annuities and how to choose one that will best fit your needs.

Consumer's Guide to Life Insurance - Information on life insurance options.

Long-Term Care Insurance Comparison Guide - Helps consumers better understand Long-term Care Insurance and make better decisions when considering a policy.

Louisiana Long-Term Care Partnership Program - A brochure that informs citizens of Louisiana about the new Louisiana Long-Term Care Partnership Program.

Licensing

Becoming a Licensed Producer in Louisiana - A booklet on how to get a producer license in Louisiana.