Reinsurance Tax

Florida needs to get serious about reinsurance coverage

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street Senior Fellow Ian Adams. These days, it’s hard to get politicians to agree about anything, and that’s too bad. But unless …

Egads! – a Hurricane Harvey recovery tax

Hurricane Harvey appears likely to go down as the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. The estimates are wide-ranging - from $70 billion in damages projected by catastrophe modeling …

Don’t let a potential trade violation block tax reform

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street Senior Fellow Ian Adams. The House Ways and Means Committee is set to do its part this week in marking up …

Taxing affiliate reinsurance could cripple the New Madrid Zone

Between Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, natural catastrophes are top of mind for many Americans. Yet, the nation’s exposure to catastrophic risk is not limited to wind and waves. …

A hurricane tax? You cannot be serious

In the midst of the most active hurricane season in recent memory, Congress is contemplating tax reform measures that could lead to an additional $1.21 billion in property-casualty …

Impact on New York State of taxing reinsurance transactions

The attached policy study was co-authored by R Street Senior Fellows Ian Adams and R.J. Lehmann. The enormous devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, still being tallied at the time …

Impact on the New Madrid zone of taxing reinsurance transactions

The attached policy study was co-authored by R Street Senior Fellows Ian Adams and R.J. Lehmann. The enormous devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, still being tallied at the time …

R Street statement supporting tax-reform developments

WASHINGTON (July 27, 2017) – The R Street Institute welcomes today's announcement that congressional leaders will not give active consideration to a border-adjustment tax as part of comprehensive …

Congress should beware of ‘unintended consequences’ of tax reform

The following op-ed was co-authored by Wayne Winegarden, a senior fellow in business and economics at the Pacific Research Institute and managing editor for EconoSTATS. If the U.S. economy …

Why a border-adjustment tax would be a bad deal for states and localities

State and local governments are no strangers to dealing with the unintended side effects of federal policies. This year's congressional tax-reform efforts could leave them scrambling again. That's because …

Letter to Senate Finance: Coalition for Competitive Insurance Rates

Dear Chairman Hatch, Thank you for the opportunity to submit recommendations, “to create a simpler and fairer [U.S. tax] system that is more conducive to sustained economic growth in …

Border-adjustment tax would add nearly $2B to cost of California property insurance

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2017) – As the nation’s most populous state, among the wealthiest states and a state that is vulnerable to the catastrophic effect of earthquakes, floods, …

Impact of a border-adjustment tax on the California insurance market

The attached policy study was co-authored by R Street Senior Fellows Ian Adams and R.J. Lehmann. As the nation’s most populous state, among the wealthiest states and a state …

A border tax is bad news for the insurance industry and consumers

As Congress ponders how best to implement tax reform, it should bear in mind that the border-adjustment tax, a key part of House Republicans’ expected proposal, would raise …

Effects of BAT on life insurance and annuities

The attached policy study was co-authored by R Street Senior Fellows Ian Adams and R.J. Lehmann. Descriptions of the formulas and regression models used to conduct this analysis can …

Border-adjustment tax would cost North Carolinians dearly

The following op-ed was co-authored by Kory Swanson, president and CEO of the John Locke Foundation. A controversial proposal Congress is considering as part of comprehensive tax reform could lead …

Impact of a border-adjustment tax on the North Carolina insurance market

The attached policy study was co-authored by R Street’s Ian Adams and R.J. Lehmann. As a state on the Southeast Atlantic Coast, North Carolina is vulnerable to the punishing …

How a border-adjustment tax would hurt Louisiana’s insurance market

Louisiana already has some of the highest property insurance rates in the nation. But they could creep higher still—an estimated $1.11 billion higher over the next decade—should congressional …

Applying a BAT to reinsurance would be a big swing and a miss by Congress

As we all saw in recent media coverage of President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, many observers treat the first 100 days of a new presidential administration …

How Trump’s border tax could boost your property insurance rate

As Congress and the White House begin talks to reform the U.S. tax code, Texans should be particularly concerned. The taxes on imports that federal lawmakers are considering …

R Street-Pelican study finds BAT would hurt Louisiana insurance market

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 4, 2017) – Applying a destination-based cash flow tax—better known as a "border-adjustment tax," or BAT—to the import of reinsurance will cost Louisiana consumers …

Impact of a border-adjustment tax on the Louisiana insurance market

The attached policy study was co-authored by R Street's Ian Adams and R.J. Lehmann. Louisiana’s insurance markets took nearly a decade to recover fully from the damage wrought by …

Impact of a border-adjustment tax on the Texas insurance market

The attached policy study, a joint publication of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, was co-authored by R Street Senior Fellow Ian Adams and Editor-in-Chief R.J. Lehmann. Applying a destination-based …

Insurance debate could doom border adjustment tax

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street Senior Fellow Ian Adams. President Donald Trump signaled during last week's address to a joint session of Congress that he is, in fact, …

Border adjustment would sock Florida with hugely higher insurance rates

In recent years, Congress repeatedly has considered legislation that would have adversely and profoundly impacted disaster-prone states like Florida. Luckily, we were spared passage, over and over again. …

Increasing reinsurance taxes would be a manmade disaster

With the new Congress underway, tax reform is at the top of the agenda. Many of the ideas now being proposed, such as proposals to fix our punitive …

GOP tax plan could boost prices for Californians’ insurance

Donald Trump has only been president since Friday, so it’s too early to know what his “America first” policies will mean economically. But an ongoing debate from the …

Tax reformers must take care not to kill reinsurance market

During the 2016 presidential election, one theme from President-elect Donald Trump rang louder than any other: the importance of keeping jobs in America and finding ways to encourage …

CCIR letter to the presidential transition team

The attached letter was sent by the Coalition for Competitive Insurance Rates, of which R Street is a member, to the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump. A robust …

Charlie Crist: A sorry legacy

As a piece of political oratory, the short, upbeat speech that ex-Republican former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist delivered at the Democratic Convention Thursday worked pretty well. The perpetually …

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