Donelon reminds taxpayers of available rebate

Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is shown in this March 2013 Advocate file photo. Show caption
Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is shown in this March 2013 Advocate file photo.

Louisiana’s insurance commissioner is reminding taxpayers to claim the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Assessment rebate this tax season.

Commissioner Jim Donelon says nearly two-thirds of available Citizens rebate funds — nearly $240 million — went unclaimed at the end of 2013.

Donelon says whether a resident has property insurance through Citizens or another provider, that resident is entitled to the rebate once the individual paid the assessment on a property insurance bill.

Donelon says the allotted time to claim funds for 2006 through 2009 has expired and nearly $256 million or 54 percent of those assessment funds went unclaimed.

The option to claim the 2010 assessment will expire Dec. 31.