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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...

Jul 10, 2015, 19:07 ET

Commissioner Doak Commends Decision to Extend Insure Oklahoma Funding

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak applauds the funding extension of Insure Oklahoma through 2016. The program was created in 2005 to...

Jul 01, 2015, 12:16 ET

Filing Deadline Extended for Oklahoma Flood Claims

 Oklahomans with flood damage will have extra time to file their insurance claim. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given...

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 26, 2015, 18:20 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

More Than 1,100 Insured Homes Damaged in Oklahoma Tornadoes & Storms

 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak wants to make sure tornado survivors get the help they need. More than 1,100 homeowners insurance...

Mar 10, 2015, 16:02 ET
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

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
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

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
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

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
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

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 Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

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
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

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
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

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
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak.

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
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...