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Jan 14, 2019, 12:55 ET Doak Proud of his Two Terms as Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner

As new state leaders are sworn in today, John D. Doak reflects on his eight years as Oklahoma's insurance commissioner. Doak was elected the state's...


Jan 10, 2019, 19:16 ET Commissioner Doak Applauds University of Tulsa Effort to Create Tulsa Cyber District

Private and public organizations are working together in hopes of creating the Tulsa Cyber District. The goal of the ambitious project is to better...


Dec 19, 2018, 17:26 ET Commissioner Doak Applauds Ruling that Overturns Affordable Care Act

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is praising the ruling by a federal judge that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Judge Reed C....


Dec 05, 2018, 14:57 ET Commissioner Doak Welcomes NCOIL to Oklahoma City

The National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) holds its annual meeting in Oklahoma City this week. The legislative organization is comprised...


Dec 03, 2018, 15:47 ET Oklahoma Insurance Department Staff Shows Commitment to Professional Development

The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is one of the most highly trained insurance departments in the country. Under the leadership of Insurance...


Nov 07, 2018, 16:41 ET Commissioner Doak Congratulates Commissioner-Elect Mulready, Promises Smooth Transition

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak extends his heartfelt congratulations to Commissioner-elect Glen Mulready today. Mulready won last...


Sep 20, 2018, 11:25 ET Former Insurance Company President Hired as OID Chief Actuary

The former president of Reserve National Insurance Company has accepted the position of Chief Actuary at the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID)....


Aug 03, 2018, 10:59 ET Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Praises Health Insurance Ruling

Oklahomans will have more flexibility and choices in health insurance after the Trump administration delivered on a promise. The Departments of...


Jul 13, 2018, 17:54 ET Oklahoma Insurance Department Staffing Up for Captives

Oklahoma is continuing to see growth in its captive market thanks to the state's efforts to modernize captive regulation. Providing unparalleled...


Jun 25, 2018, 02:11 ET Oklahomans Will Have Two Carriers on the Federal Marketplace in 2019

Oklahomans who buy their health insurance through the federal marketplace will have a choice between two insurers in 2019. Blue Cross Blue Shield of...


Jun 20, 2018, 05:43 ET Doak Supports Trump Administration Expansion of Health Insurance Options for Small Business Owners

Oklahoma's small business owners will now have more access to quality and affordable healthcare options. Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is...


May 01, 2018, 03:00 ET Dozens of Insurance Companies Offering Discounts to Oklahomans with Tornado-Resilient Homes

Dozens of insurance companies are now offering discounts to Oklahomans who have built or retrofitted their homes to certain tornado-resilient...


Jan 23, 2018, 03:02 ET Commissioner Doak Named Chair of NAIC Antifraud Task Force

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has been named Chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Antifraud (D) Task...


Oct 10, 2017, 17:19 ET Commissioner Doak Commends Trump Administration for Upholding Religious Freedom

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is applauding the Trump administration after it announced plans to restore religious liberties and...


Sep 14, 2017, 15:00 ET Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Loss Costs Fall 16.3 Percent

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


Sep 12, 2017, 15:13 ET Commissioner Doak Requests Data from Obamacare Navigators

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has ordered Oklahoma's registered navigators to provide summary reports on enrollment data. The request...


Sep 01, 2017, 16:57 ET Insurance Scam Uncovered; Hundreds May Not Have Coverage

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has issued a cease and desist order to a former insurance agent in Cushing. Investigators discovered...


Apr 19, 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...


Apr 14, 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 are ...


Apr 04, 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 Forecasting...


Mar 24, 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...


Mar 23, 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...


Oct 04, 2016, 06:50 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 Care...


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 in a row....


May 26, 2016, 03:05 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...