By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner The Oklahoma Legislature is currently debating a bill that could help Oklahomans find more affordable health insurance. Senate Bill 478 authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to negotiate compacts with other states to allow insurers from those states to sell individual health insurance policies in Oklahoma. Oklahomans face an individual […]
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Retirement can be a new beginning for us, but planning for your golden years can be daunting. This week is National Retirement Planning Week© (NRPW). The goal of NRPW is to promote the importance of comprehensive retirement planning. While retirement planning was once thought of as an issue […]
By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Special to Guthrie News Page
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner
Special to Guthrie News Page By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner It has been an exciting and challenging year at the Oklahoma Insurance Department. We’ve dealt with tornadoes, high winds as well as earthquakes. We’ve implemented meaningful programs to help Oklahomans understand and respond to their insurance needs. We’ve also asked the State of […]
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner It took a while for winter weather to get to Oklahoma. And while this season can make for some postcard-type scenery, it can also present some hazards. That’s why it’s important to know what your insurance will cover this winter season. At Your Home Winter storms in Oklahoma […]
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner September is National Preparedness Month. It’s the perfect time to prepare yourself and your family for Oklahoma’s unpredictable winter and spring. Preparing for all types of emergencies now will help you handle the unpredictable when it does strike. Here are few things you can do as part of […]
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner College students around the state have already started moving back to campus. Insurance may be the last thing on your student’s mind, but making sure they’re covered will give you peace of mind.
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Nearly 75 percent of Americans will take a vacation this summer. Many of us will use a ride-sharing or hosting service like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb or Homeaway. They are easy to use and often cheaper than their traditional counterparts. But this booming industry poses risks for both the […]
By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner For most Oklahomans, July 4th means family, friends, food and fireworks. The Independence Day celebration allows us to spend more time with those we love, but it may also raise the risk of filing an insurance claim. But, if you exercise caution and plan ahead, you can enjoy a […]
National Retirement Planning Week® is April 11-15, 2016
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Each day about 10,000 Baby Boomers enter their retirement years. According to the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), members of that generation are largely unsure of their financial future. As a growing number of people take charge of planning for their retirement, many are considering investing a portion of […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – More than half a million dollars has been returned to Oklahomans in just under a year with the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Lost Life Policy Locator Service. The free tool helps people find a life insurance policy or annuity contract left by a deceased loved one.
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, one in four adults has one or more diagnosable mental disorders. While many of these conditions are common and treatable, it is estimated that nearly half of those diagnosed are not getting the help they need.
By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner February is the month of love, and many of us are searching for the perfect gift for our Valentines. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent an average of $142.31 on Valentine’s gifts last year. But instead of giving roses or chocolates, consider giving the gift of […]