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19 Apr, 2017, 10:38 ET Don't Believe Everything You Hear About Senate Bill 478

The following is a statement from John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner. The Oklahoma Legislature is currently debating a bill that could...


14 Apr, 2017, 16:48 ET Commissioner Doak Hosts Healthcare Innovation Summit

Mobile apps, wearable heart monitors and high-tech shoe soles could help solve some of America's healthcare problems. These cutting-edge products...


04 Apr, 2017, 18:25 ET Commissioner Doak Praises Reps. Lucas & Bridenstine for Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is praising a bill aimed at improving weather forecasts. H.R. 353, the Weather Research and...


24 Mar, 2017, 11:01 ET Commissioner Doak Warns Lawmakers Oklahoma Exchange May Have No Carriers in 2018

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is warning state and federal lawmakers that Oklahoma is in danger of having no insurers participate in...


23 Mar, 2017, 11:49 ET Commissioner Doak Praises Bill That Could Reduce Homeowners Rates

Lawmakers in the state House have unanimously given their approval to a bill that could save Oklahomans money on their homeowners insurance. House...


04 Oct, 2016, 18:50 ET Oklahomans Brace for Skyrocketing Increases on ACA Marketplace

 Health insurance premiums will likely increase by an average of 76 percent for Oklahomans who buy individual coverage through the Affordable...


09 Sep, 2016, 11:25 ET Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Loss Costs Fall 10.2 Percent

 The annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers' compensation insurance shows a decrease for the fourth year...


20 Oct, 2015, 18:18 ET Commissioner Doak Requires Insurers to Clarify Earthquake Coverage

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak today asked property and casualty insurers to send each policyholder a clarifying notice of...


28 Aug, 2015, 18:00 ET Mental Health Services are Covered for Oklahomans with Health Insurance

After the tragic death of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, Oklahomans may have questions about mental health insurance coverage. The Oklahoma...


13 Feb, 2015, 11:50 ET Are You Covered for a Winter Storm?

 Oklahoma weather has been quite mild this winter, but that all could soon change. The threat of freezing rain, sleet and ice has some...


04 Feb, 2015, 09:00 ET New Service Aims to Help Oklahomans Find Lost Life Insurance Money

Starting today, Oklahomans can use a new tool from the Oklahoma Insurance Department to find insurance money they may be owed using the Lost Life...


30 Jan, 2015, 18:03 ET Oklahoma Licenses 37 Captive Insurers During 2014

New captive insurance regulation is providing a boost to Oklahoma's economy. During the past two years, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D....


29 Jan, 2015, 13:59 ET Proposed Bill Close to Commissioner's Heart

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can strike at any time and at any age. A new bill supported by Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak hopes to educate...


12 Jan, 2015, 17:33 ET Commissioner Doak Pledges to Continue Educating and Protecting Oklahomans During Second Term

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has been sworn into office for his second term by Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice John...


15 Dec, 2014, 13:10 ET Commissioner Doak Completes Fourth Annual 77-County Tour

Oklahomans across the state received vital insurance information thanks to Commissioner John D. Doak's fourth annual 77-County Tour. ...


07 Oct, 2014, 13:05 ET Commissioner Doak Adopts Emergency Rules for Navigators

 Oklahomans purchasing health insurance on the federal exchange will be better protected by a new set of emergency rules. The rules were...


30 Sep, 2014, 16:57 ET Commissioner Doak Applauds Oklahoma's Win Challenging ACA Implementation

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak released the following statement about the ruling announced today deciding the state's lawsuit...


02 Sep, 2014, 17:59 ET Workers' Compensation Loss Costs to Fall for Second Straight Year

 For the second straight year, workers' compensation loss costs used by insurers to determine rates for employers will show an overall...


27 Aug, 2014, 11:00 ET Governor Fallin and Commissioner Doak Partner on Earthquake Insurance Education

Gov. Mary Fallin and Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak recently worked together to ensure that Oklahoma consumers receive the most...


03 Jul, 2014, 11:05 ET Commissioner Doak Says Federal Decision Will Hurt Oklahoma's Rural Fire Departments

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak says rural fire departments in Oklahoma will be devastated by an agreement between the...


30 Jun, 2014, 16:01 ET Commissioner Doak Says Supreme Court Decision a Win for Founding Fathers

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is applauding the United States Supreme Court ruling that closely-held, private companies cannot...


10 Jun, 2014, 11:21 ET New Jobs Coming to Oklahoma after Commissioner Doak Approves Insurer's Re-Domestication

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has approved the re-domestication of Individual Assurance Company, Life, Accident and Health...


28 May, 2014, 15:47 ET Commissioner Doak Announces Efficient Operations Lead to Return of $22.5 Million OID was Authorized to Spend

During Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak's first term, the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) has been able to return $22.5 million in unspent...


09 May, 2014, 16:23 ET Oklahoma Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Exploitation of the Elderly

A Tulsa insurance agent has pleaded guilty to exploitation of the elderly for defrauding a Muskogee couple out of nearly $300,000. Presley Keith...


26 Mar, 2014, 14:10 ET Commissioner Doak Proposes NAIC Invest in Shared Emergency Response Vehicles

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak plans to ask the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to invest in Shared...