Insurance Canceled Over Sinkhole

The Louisiana Department of Insurance is investigating reports that insurers are not renewing homeowner's policies of residents evacuated due to the large sinkhole in Assumption Parish.  Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said his office has not received a formal complaint but has been asked by the parish Police Jury to look into the matter.  In interviews with two evacuated residents and parish officials in the past two weeks, the newspaper reports some said insurers were not renewing or had threatened not to renew their policies because their homes had been left vacant for more than 30 days.  Residents also reported agents asked them to consider policies designed to cover vacant dwellings.

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