September 8, 2021


Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon Orders Insurers to Pay Evacuation Expenses for Hurricane Ida

What:  Louisiana Department of Insurance News Conference

When: Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.

Where: Louisiana Department of Insurance, Poydras Building, Plaza Hearing Room, 1702 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA. 
And via Zoom (see below for details).

As Louisiana grapples with the devastating effects of Hurricane Ida, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is protecting policyholders who evacuated prior to landfall of the hurricane. Commissioner Donelon has issued Directive 218, which orders all authorized insurers and all surplus lines insurers to honor the reasonable expenses incurred by their insureds who filed loss of use claims as a result of evacuating from Hurricane Ida.

Commissioner Donelon will explain Directive 218, answer questions about the previously issued Emergency Rule 47 and offer guidance to policyholders affected by Hurricane Ida.

View the news conference here

About the Louisiana Department of Insurance: The Louisiana Department of Insurance works to improve competition in the state’s insurance market while assisting individuals and businesses with the information and resources they need to be informed consumers of insurance. As a regulator, the LDI enforces the laws that provide a fair and stable marketplace and makes certain that insurers comply with the laws in place to protect policyholders. You can contact the LDI by calling 1-800-259-5300 or visiting