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LA Speaks: State Senator Kirk Talbot (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-05-10

Duration: 00:06:31

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2024 | Insurance Industry | Homeowners insurance


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Talbot, Kirk Interviewee


This segment from the May 10, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s interview with State Senator Kirk Talbot, the chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee. He discusses: the four insurance reforms signed by Governor Jeff Landry during the 2024 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including the repeal of the three-year rule, an extension of the fortified roof program, a change to the way insurance companies set rates, and an overhaul of the claims process; the creation of a task force to study setting up a reinsurance fund similar to Florida’s fund; and the importance of competition in bring down insurance premiums. This segment is a part of the “Louisiana Speaks” series.