LA Gov.Blanco is working to get St. Paul Travelers insurance company to reverse it’s decision to not renew commercial policies in NOLA area…
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Kathleen Blanco met with the state’s largest commercial insurer on Tuesday, trying to convince executives to reverse an earlier decision to stop renewing policies in the New Orleans area next year.
St. Paul Travelers officials sat through hours of presentations from state officials who argued that southeast Louisiana’s infrastructure has been strengthened since Hurricane Katrina, with sturdier homes, expectations of improved levees and plans to preserve the coastline.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said Travelers officials promised to relay highlights of the discussion to company chiefs at the company’s St. Paul, Minn., headquarters.