Commissioner Doak: Looking back on 2016

Commissioner Doak: Looking back on 2016

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 […]

Review your policies before you brave the snow

Review your policies before you brave the snow

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 […]

Comm. Doak: Now is the time to prepare

Comm. Doak: Now is the time to prepare

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 […]

Commissioner Doak: Top 4 claims to avoid on the 4th of July

Commissioner Doak: Top 4 claims to avoid on the 4th of July

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 […]

Commissioner Doak: A tool for retirement: Is an annuity right for you?

National Retirement Planning Week® is April 11-15, 2016

Commissioner Doak: A tool for retirement: Is an annuity right for you?

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 […]

Mental Health: Don’t suffer in silence

Mental Health: Don’t suffer in silence

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.