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Oct 04, 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...


Sep 09, 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...


Oct 20, 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...


Aug 28, 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...


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...


Jan 30, 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....


Jan 29, 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...


Jan 12, 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...


Dec 15, 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. ...


Oct 07, 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...


Sep 30, 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...


Sep 02, 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...


Aug 27, 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...


Jul 03, 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...


Jun 30, 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...


Jun 10, 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...


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...


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...


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 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 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,...