Claims News Service, July 12, 9:59 a.m. EDT — The Louisiana Department of Insurance passed a directive yesterday that mandates all property/casualty insurance companies extend the period of time for claimants to file suit or legal action to recover damages from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to two years. Currently, the state allows just one year from the date of loss to file action.

Referred to as Directive 199, the mandate was signed by James Donelon, Louisiana’s commissioner of insurance. In describing the motivation behind the action, he said that many insureds who suffered losses may not know the exact date or extent of their losses since many were evacuated.

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