“Skyrocketing insurance costs is the single biggest concern facing homeowners in Louisiana, causing many families to face the prospect of walking away from their homes because they can’t afford the insurance. I will address this challenge head on.” – Sharon Hewitt
Our homeowners need more affordable home insurance. Immediately after being sworn in as Governor, I will call the legislature into a special session to solve our insurance crisis by addressing our broken regulatory environment and litigious climate that prevents companies from wanting to work in Louisiana. I will support strong building code improvements that make our homes and businesses more hurricane resilient and reward those who invest in fortified roofs and other improvements with reduced insurance premiums. As Governor, I will bring more insurance companies back to Louisiana, lowering the premiums for everyone.
I will work with our Congressional delegation to address the huge flood insurance increases many homeowners are experiencing with the revised NFIP 2.0 program that unfairly penalizes Louisiana citizens.
I will take on the trial lawyers who have successfully stalled meaningful tort reform work in the legislature to lower automobile insurance rates and will finish the work I began in 2018 to implement common-sense legal reforms to make insurance affordable for citizens, businesses, and our trucking industry.
As a State Senator, Sharon Hewitt has: