Catastrophe Insurance

Publications

SmarterSafer Offers Climate Solutions to Protect Both Communities and Taxpayers
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2010) – The growing fiscal burden of federal disaster spending—driven increasingly by climate change—compels lawmakers and policymakers to explore effective policies that…

, MarketWatch
Ygrene Passes $1 Billion Milestone In Florida
R.J. Lehmann

From MarketWatch:

“PACE-financing offers a market-friendly approach to help homeowners invest in risk mitigation,” said R.J. Lehmann, Director of Finance, Insurance and Trade Policy for the R…

, The New York Times
Your Climate Disaster Tax Bill Is Growing
R.J. Lehmann

From The New York Times:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program is about $20.5 billion in debt — meaning the government has so far chosen to absorb losses…

, Fox & Hounds
Assembly gives market-based insurance reforms a try
Steven Greenhut & R.J. Lehmann

California’s Legislature is hardly a bastion of free-market thinking and the state’s insurance markets are the most tightly regulated ones in the nation. So it was as encouraging as it was…

Letter to California State Assembly, SUPPORT: AB 2167
Steven Greenhut

The R Street Institute wishes to express its support for Assembly Bill 2167, which helps provide a market-based mechanism to encourage insurers to provide residential coverage in high-risk areas. A…

Letter to California Assembly GO Committee, SUPPORT: SB 292
Steven Greenhut

The R Street Institute wishes to express its support for Senate Bill 292, which helps provide a market-based mechanism to encourage insurers to provide residential coverage in high-risk areas. A…

, Insurance Journal
California Lawmakers Move Toward Risk-Based Rates
R.J. Lehmann

As the Soviet Union ultimately learned the hard way, price controls are a guaranteed way to prolong shortages. It has taken a few years, but there are promising signs California lawmakers may finally…

, Insurance Journal
California Lawmakers Move Toward Risk-Based Rates
R.J. Lehmann

As the Soviet Union ultimately learned the hard way, price controls are a guaranteed way to prolong shortages. It has taken a few years, but there are promising signs California lawmakers may finally…

R Street responds to introduction of Pandemic Risk Insurance Act
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (May 26, 2020) – The R Street Institute issued the following statement from R.J. Lehmann, director of finance, insurance and trade policy, in response to today’s introduction by Rep….

, The Hill
Applying the lessons of crisis mitigation from COVID to the climate threat
Eli Lehrer

At a time when our nation is in the midst of a global pandemic, Americans can’t afford for another disaster to strike. The effects of natural catastrophes are no secret – we’ve seen the impacts…