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May 26, 2016, 15:05 ET OID has No Authority to Approve Obamacare Rate Increases

 The Oklahoma Insurance Department does not have statutory authority to approve or deny rate increases filed by insurers on the federal health...


Apr 19, 2016, 10:41 ET Commissioner Doak Orders Hearing on Earthquake Insurance Rate Increases

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has ordered a public hearing to investigate a rise in earthquake insurance rates. The May 24...


Jun 24, 2015, 11:36 ET Oklahoma Loses Long-time Insurance Expert Larry Fitch

The Oklahoma Insurance Department is saddened at the loss of Larry W. Fitch, 71. The general manager of the Oklahoma Property and Casualty...


Jun 17, 2015, 11:38 ET Deadline Looming for Flood Insurance Claims

Oklahomans with flood insurance who have damage from the recent storms are running out of time to file a claim. A federal disaster was declared for...


Mar 10, 2015, 16:02 ET Wetumka Funeral Home Director Faces Felonies

A Hughes County funeral home director turned himself in after an investigation by the Oklahoma Insurance Department's Anti-Fraud Unit. Donald...


Mar 03, 2015, 19:12 ET Notice Issued to Protect Oklahomans Who Have Earthquake Insurance

The Oklahoma Insurance Department is taking a proactive step to protect Oklahomans who buy earthquake insurance. Today the department released a...


Feb 13, 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...


Feb 04, 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...