Catastrophe Insurance


, Roll Call
How ‘resilience’ became a politically safe word for ‘climate change’
R.J. Lehmann

From Roll Call:

R.J. Lehmann, a senior fellow at the center-right R Street Institute, said the embrace of the term dates back to hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, but a series of devastating storms in…

, Sunshine State News
Dan Webster Wants the Feds to Follow Florida’s Lead in Extreme-Weather Situations

From Sunshine State News:
“Since 2012, taxpayers have laid out more than $200 billion in regular and emergency disaster relief spending,” said R.J. Lehmann, the director of finance, insurance and…

, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster
Reps Webster & Cartwright Unveil Legislation to Increase America’s Preparedness For Extreme Weather Events

From U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster:
‘Since 2012, taxpayers have laid out more than $200 billion in regular and emergency disaster relief spending,’ said R.J. Lehmann, Director of Finance, Insurance &…

, Reason
California Follows the Disastrous Flood Insurance Path to Fire Insurance Fiasco

From Reason:
“Nearly half of all new homes are built in the wildfire-prone wildland-urban interface,” the R Street Institute’s Ray Lehmann wrote in May in the Insurance Journal. “To the extent…

, Inside Sources
What Does it Mean for Taxpayers When It’s Always Earthquake Season in California?

From Inside Sources:
In a study released last year, R Street Institute scholars R.J. Lehmann and Daniel Semelsberger found that California is home to approximately two-thirds of Fannie Mae and…

, Insurance Journal
Misguided Editorialists Try to Raise the Beach House Bailout from the Dead
R.J. Lehmann

Each time it has been trotted out on the public stage, the Beach House Bailout has died an ignominious death. Leave it to the necromancers on the Tampa Bay Times editorial board to try to raise this…

, Insurance Journal
California Does Not Have a Wildfire Insurance Crisis
R.J. Lehmann

It’s understandable that wildfire is on the top of mind for California lawmakers this session. Coming on the heels of the 2017 wildfire season that saw $13.2 billion in insured losses, the fires…

, Insurance Journal
Techquake: The Biggest Threat to California’s Tech-Sector May Lie Directly Beneath its Feet
Ian Adams

California’s technology sector has had a tough year with state and federal policymakers, to say nothing of the general public. Concerns about the size and scope of internet firms have led to a…

Support Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act
Caroline Kitchens

Dear Member of Congress,

I write to encourage you to support the Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act recently introduced by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Ken Calvert (R-CA) in the…

RE: SB 290 Natural disasters – Insurance and related alternative risk-transfer products
R.J. Lehmann

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of finance,
insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute. R Street is a think tank
devoted to pragmatic free-market solutions to public policy…