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Sept. 12, 2016    Update: Executive Order JBE-16-67 -- Emergency suspension of certain Insurance Code provisions -- AMENDED
Executive Order No. JBE 2016-67 amends Section 3 of Executive Order JBE 2016-58, August 17, 2016, to apply retroactively from Friday, August 12, 2016, continuing through Wednesday, October 12, 2016, unless amended, terminated, or rescinded by  the Governor prior thereto. 
Executive Order No. JBE 16-67

Sept. 13, 2016    Louisiana Department of Insurance: Emergency Rule 28 suspends certain parts of Insurance Code
"Due to the State of Emergency and the historic flooding in parts of Louisiana, the Commissioner of Insurance is promulgating Emergency Rule 28, which retroactively suspends statutory provisions of the Insurance Code concerning cancelations, terminations, nonrenewals, and nonreinstatements of insurance policies due to a material change in the risk, and also gives insureds more time to comply with other policy provisions. The emergency rule applies to all lines of insurance and all regulated entities."
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Louisiana Department of Insurance

Sept. 9, 2016    Executive Order further extends legal deadlines through Sept. 30; Amends Orders 53 and 57
Executive Order No. JBE 16-66 further extends the emergency suspension of deadlines in legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings through Friday, September 30, 2016, as related to flooding in specific parishes. This latest order amends Executive Orders JBE 2016-53 and JBE 2016-57. Read the order and the list of specific parishes named.
Executive Order No. JBE 16-66

Aug. 29, 2016    New program: Shelter at Home for some flood victims
The Shelter at Home Program will enable eligible individuals or families whose homes were damaged in the August flooding to take shelter in their own homes while they rebuild, instead of having to stay in a hotel, rental or mass shelter. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office launched the program Aug. 29, 2016. Eligibility, a description of what the program includes and how to apply are available by calling 1-800-927-0216, or visit http://gov.louisiana.gov/page/shelter-at-home-program.

Aug. 26, 2016    Louisiana Department of the Treasury: Flood victims may be entitled to refund of state sales tax
"Louisiana residents whose property was destroyed by a natural disaster in a parish that has been declared by the President of the United States to be eligible for federal assistance may be entitled to a refund of the state sales tax paid on the destroyed property if the loss was not fully reimbursed by insurance or otherwise as authorized by Revised Statute 47:315.1."  More information is available at www.latreasury.com; click on "Sales Tax Disaster Relief."

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