Primary Down…General Election Ahead!
As we continue to watch the elections, we would like to report the following
run-offs in the House and Senate below as well as the newly elected or unopposed
candidates. The House still has 25 seats undecided while the Senate has only
We also want to make sure you are aware that our very own Agent Member Mike
Huval is in a run-off and could use your support. Please consider making a
personal contribution to his campaign. For more details, please contact the
Again, we ask that you would let us know if there are any candidates that you
feel we should be supporting through our PAC. The General Election date is
Saturday, November 16, 2019 and early voting is November 2-9, 2019 (except for
Sunday, November 3).
Medicare Open Enrollment Starts TODAY!
The Louisiana Department of Insurance urges consumers to recognize the
beginning of Medicare Open Enrollment by reviewing their coverage or
selecting new coverage. If you are over 65 or otherwise eligible for
Medicare, now is the time to review your coverage and benefits and make
decisions about your plan for the coming year. Medicare Open Enrollment
begins October 15, 2019 and ends December 7, 2019 for enrollment in
"The Louisiana Senior Health Insurance Information Program staff and
volunteers can help Medicare beneficiaries find out if they are getting
the best coverage for their needs and if they are eligible for any extra
help with premiums," said Commissioner Donelon. "We have a dedicated
staff and volunteer force that can help you in person or over the phone
to find the right coverage for you."
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) staff is available
to help Louisiana residents over the phone, at the Louisiana Department
of Insurance (LDI) and at events throughout the state. SHIIP also has
all over Louisiana
that can help seniors to navigate
Medicare. The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) has created a
step-by-step guide and video series to help Medicare beneficiaries better
understand their Medicare coverage options and benefits.
The following changes will be made for Medicare Plans in 2020:
Medigap plans that cover the Part B deductible will no longer be available
for purchase by newly-eligible Medicare beneficiaries. People who already
have Medigap Plans C and F will be able to keep them and people who are
already eligible for Medicare prior to 2020 will still be able to buy those
plans. However for newly-eligible enrollees, Plan C and Plan F will be
discontinued after the end of 2019.
The donut hole is being eliminated in 2020 for generic drugs. The gap in
prescription drug coverage, also called the donut hole, starts when someone
reaches the initial coverage limit, and ends when they have spent $5,100.
Prior to 2011, Medicare Part D enrollees paid the full cost of their
medications while in the donut hole. Bu the donut hole has been steadily
closing, and it will be fully closed by 2020, when enrollees in standard
Part D plans will pay just 25 percent of the cost of their drugs all the
way up to the catastrophic coverage threshold (insurers have the option
to offer plans with lower cost-sharing, and many do).
Consumers can contact SHIIP by calling the LDI at 1-800-259-5300 or visiting
Need 3 hours of Ethics for your upcoming renewal?
NAAIA Southeast Chapter
Mark your calendars to join the Southeast Louisiana NAAIA for a
3-Hours Approved Ethics Training for Producers
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Landry's Seafood House
620 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Louisiana Department of Insurance
Three hours of Ethics Continuing Education credits and full lunch included.
Members: $40 — Non-Members $50
Our luncheon speaker will be Mr. Ron Henderson, Deputy Commissioner,
Louisiana Department of Insurance — Office of Consumer Advocacy
Registration for the Ethics Training Luncheon now open at
For more information, contact
October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and industry
to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity with the goal
of helping consumers and business secure data and prevent cyber threats.
With recent data breaches and cybersecurity attacks its more relevant
now than ever. Their website provides some awesome tips that include,
creating a strong password, working securely from your devices, thefts
and scams, and protecting your digital home, just to name a few.
the National Initiative For Cybersecurity Careers And
Studies (NICCS) website
for more information about Cybersecurity
Awareness Month and to explore these helpful hints. Also if you are
looking for a fun way to learn more about data security in your office
try out this fun
print this flyer
to display in your
To get a Cyber Insurance Quote, contact Natalie Cooper at