Volume 10, Issue 8 
August 2019


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 or group, call (225) 219-0619 or send an email to: [email protected]

Upcoming Events   

Licensed Claims Adjuster Workshop

Date: August 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Location: University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue, Stubbs Hall Room 117

Free Seminar on Social Security, Retirement, and Medicare

Date: August 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Social Security Session
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Medicare Session
Location: West Side Regional Library
5416 Provine Place, Alexandria

SHIIP and Coast 2019 Medicare Counseling

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Location: Covington Senior Center
19404 N.10th Street, Covington, LA 



View Louisiana's Open Meetings Law on the legislative website by clicking here.

Stay Weather Aware

The Louisiana Department of Insurance is reminding you to stay vigilant as we head toward the peak of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hurricane Barry was a reminder of the importance of being prepared. Here are a few things to keep in mind if another tropical system threatens our state.

Document damage and minimize your losses. Take photos or video of any damage to your home and make reasonable temporary repairs as needed.

File A Claim. Storms are considered "Acts of God" or "Acts of Nature" and an insurance company cannot cancel, refuse to renew or increase the amount of a premium on a homeowners policy based solely on this type of incident.

Ask for identification from any agents, adjusters or contractors. Do not sign any contracts for repairs until you have been instructed to do so by your adjuster and you have called the Better Business Bureau in your area.

Contact us if you have questions about your insurance coverage or filing a claim, call us at 1-800-259-5300.


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Covering Medicare Costs

There are two programs under Medicare that can help lower your drug costs if you meet income and asset guidelines: Medicare Savings Program and the Extra Help Program. The Medicare Savings Program provides assistance with Medicare Premiums, Deductibles and Coinsurance. Here are more benefits:

  • Lower Medicare costs
  • Reduce the money you pay out of pocket

The Extra Help Program is available through both Part D stand alone programs as well as Medicare Advantage Programs that include drug coverage. Here are benefits of the Extra Help Program:

  • Help people with limited income and resources to pay Medicare prescription drug costs
  • Help pay the monthly Medicare drug plan Part D premium, deductible, and co payments

For more information visit www.ldi.la.gov.


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Earn Continuing Education Credits

The Louisiana Department of Insurance Division of Public Affairs invites agents to learn more about building a successful social media strategy. A free workshop, Agent Smart: Demystifying Digital, will take place August 29 in Baton Rouge. Space is limited, click here to view the agenda and to register.





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Office of Consumer Advocacy
(225) 219-0619 or (800) 259-5300

P.O Box 94214

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9214
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