September 7, 2018

Commissioner Donelon Names New Deputy to the Office of Health, Life and Annuity 

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced today his appointment of Frank Opelka as Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Health, Life and Annuity.

“Frank’s work with and understanding of insurance started from his time in the Governor’s office and grew from there,” said Insurance Commissioner Donelon. “His extensive knowledge of the health industry in Louisiana will bring a fresh perspective to the office and strengthen our continuing efforts to stabilize the health insurance market. I am very happy to welcome him to the team.”

Opelka comes to the Department of Insurance from the Louisiana Department of Health where he served as Chief of Staff to both Secretary Kliebert and Secretary Gee and Section Chief for Medicaid Rate Setting and Audit. He served under Governor Jindal as Policy Advisor for Health, Welfare, Insurance and Finance. Opelka received his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in psychology/pre-medicine from Loyola University New Orleans and his Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School.


About the Louisiana Department of Insurance: The Louisiana Department of Insurance works to improve competition in the state’s insurance market while assisting individuals and businesses with the information and resources they need to be informed consumers of insurance. As a regulator, the LDI enforces the laws that provide a fair and stable marketplace and makes certain that insurers comply with the laws in place to protect policyholders. You can contact the LDI by calling 1-800-259-5300 or visiting