Insurance disclosure bill wins final approval

A bill that would require homeowners’ insurance firms to disclose their annual losses and premiums by ZIP code won final legislative approval Thursday.

The proposal is House Bill 909 by state Rep. Chris Leopold, R-Belle Chasse.

The House voted 83-0 to go along with Senate changes to the House-passed bill, which was the final legislative step.

The bill would require the state Department of Insurance to compile the data and post the totals online.