News from oklahoma insurance department A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Sep 02, 2014, 17:59 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

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...

Aug 27, 2014, 11:00 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

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...

Jul 03, 2014, 11:05 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

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...

Jun 30, 2014, 16:01 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

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...

Jun 18, 2014, 15:32 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

Commissioner Doak Welcomes Gordon Amini to OID

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is welcoming Gordon Amini's return to the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) as Senior Attorney....

Jun 17, 2014, 17:29 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

Commissioner Doak to Attend Town Hall Meeting about Earthquake Swarms

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has announced plans to attend a town hall meeting about the recent earthquake swarms in central...

Jun 10, 2014, 11:21 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

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...

May 28, 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...

May 09, 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...

Apr 17, 2014, 17:44 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

Commissioner Doak Attends White House Meeting on Health Care Reform

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak, along with insurance regulators from 43 other states, went to Washington, D.C. Thursday to voice...

Mar 26, 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...

Mar 06, 2014, 18:16 ET

Commissioner Doak: Obama Rearranges Chairs on the Titanic of Healthcare

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak released the following statement about the Obama Administration's announcement yesterday regarding...

Feb 22, 2014, 15:17 ET

Commissioner Doak Supports Rep. Bridenstine's Weather Forecasting Improvement Act

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging support for House Resolution 2413, which would establish the Tornado Warning Extension...

Feb 12, 2014, 17:11 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

Commissioner Doak Criticizes Shifting Obamacare Requirements

 Yet another delay announced for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this week adds to health insurance industry confusion according to...

Jan 16, 2014, 16:48 ET

Oklahoma Insurance Department Investigation Leads to the Arrest of Insurance Agent for Exploitation of the Elderly

An investigation by the Oklahoma Insurance Department's Anti-Fraud Unit has led to the arrest of Tulsa insurance agent Presley Keith Dennis. He...

Dec 23, 2013, 17:38 ET

Heavy Ice Can Pose Problems for Homeowners

 Mother Nature delivered a significant ice storm just in time for the holidays and the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is warning residents...

Dec 16, 2013, 18:25 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

Commissioner Doak Applauds Pro-Jobs Decision on Workers' Compensation Law

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak released the following statement about the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling handed down today,...

Dec 05, 2013, 10:02 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

Vendor Selected for Oklahoma Temporary Motorist Liability Plan

 The state of Oklahoma has chosen Red Rock Insurance Company, an Oklahoma-based business, to provide liability coverage for offenders whose...

Dec 04, 2013, 12:02 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.  (PRNewsFoto/Oklahoma Insurance Department)

Oklahoma Captive Law Expected to Boost State's Economy

A new insurance law is expected to boost the Oklahoma economy.  HB 1108, spearheaded by Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak, makes...

Nov 21, 2013, 12:13 ET

Commissioner Doak Determines "Obamacare Fix" Isn't OK in Oklahoma

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has determined that President Obama's administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act isn't needed...