State Farm to Again Lower Auto Insurance Rates in Louisiana

Article 0 Comments Beginning in April, Louisiana customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. will see a decrease in their auto insurance rates, the insurance department announced. It will be the third rated decrease filed by the company in less than a year that has been approved by Insurance […]

Alleged 2018 Staged Vehicle Crash Leads to Arrest of 4 in Louisiana

Article 0 Comments Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit – Lafayette Field Office on Jan. 31 arrested four Crowley residents in relation to a vehicle crash that authorities say was staged in an insurance fraud scheme. Detectives at the time said two more individuals are wanted […]

Louisiana Insurance Exec Arrested for Theft of Nearly $1M

Article 0 Comments An insurance business owner and former official for a Louisiana port has been arrested for stealing nearly $1 million from his clients, authorities said. Kristian Gaudet, 45, of Cut Off, was charged with two counts of felony theft, The Courier reported. Deputies said they began investigating Gaudet, […]

Report: Louisiana 4th in Nation for Pedestrian Danger, Deaths

Article 0 Comments Louisiana ranks among the most dangerous areas for pedestrians in a new national report. The state is listed as fourth in the nation for pedestrian fatalities in the report released by Smart Growth America. In Louisiana, 1,047 walkers were hit and killed by drivers from 2008 through […]

Louisiana Joins Oklahoma in Seeking Premium Payment Relief for Government Workers

Article 0 Comments Louisiana Insurance Commissioner James Donelon on Jan. 25 issued a bulletin to insurers operating in his state, asking that they help out policyholders affected by the federal government shutdown by “exercising leniency” in the case of late premium payments. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready also made a […]

BLS Survey Shows Louisiana Workplaces Among the Safest in 2017

Article 0 Comments According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey, Louisiana remained one of the safest states in which to work, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported. The state’s rate of non-fatal accidents and injuries has continually decreased over the past 16 years and remains among the lowest […]

7 Face Insurance Fraud Charges in Louisiana ‘Staged Crash’ Scheme

Article 0 Comments Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations New Orleans Field Office Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit have arrested the last suspect in an insurance fraud scheme. A total of seven suspects have been arrested after staging a motor vehicle crash and making false insurance claims […]

Louisiana Adds Jobs for 14 Straight Months

Article 0 Comments Over the course of 14 months, Louisiana has added tens of thousands of jobs, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. According to information released on Dec. 21 by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased in the state by 23,100 jobs from […]

Update: Louisiana Credit Union to Pay $110K in Retaliation Lawsuit Settlement

Article 1 Comments A Louisiana credit union has agreed to pay a former branch manager $110,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced. The EEOC filed suit against Lafayette, La.-based Lafayette Schools Federal Credit Union, now known as Meritus Credit Union, charging that […]

Louisiana Has Second Lowest Non-Fatal Work Injury Rate, Officials Say

Article 0 Comments Louisiana is second only to Washington, D.C., with the lowest non-fatal work-related injury rate in the country, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced. A recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) report showed that the state’s rate of non-fatal accidents and injuries has continually decreased over the past […]