Insurance Regulation

Publications

, Insurance Journal
NAIC Innovation Panel Moves for Update of Anti-Rebating Model
R.J. Lehmann

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has taken the first step in what stands to be a more than yearlong process to update the rules states use to police impermissible “rebates”…

, Insurance Journal
At NCOIL, Anti-Rebating Debate Ponders Fitbits and Free Turkeys
Alan Smith

Is a free turkey a rebate? That was the question from Idaho Insurance Director Dean Cameron that stumped the experts.

One of the more interesting debates of the National Council of Insurance…

, Insurance Journal
Has Michigan Fixed Its Broken Auto Insurance System?
R.J. Lehmann

It took the threat of a ballot initiative to make it happen, but the deal no one ever thought they would see has come to fruition: Michigan’s lawmakers have passed legislation to reform the state’s…

, Insurance Journal
Texas Moves Closer to Boosting Private Flood Market
R.J. Lehmann

The nation’s second-largest market for flood insurance may soon join more than a dozen other states in waiving requirements that insureds first search the admitted market before placing a private…

, KJZZ
Arizona Gets High Marks For Insurance Regulators By Think Tank
R.J. Lehmann

From KJZZ:

Arizona is one of the least likely states to be influenced by political pressure because of the way insurance regulators are appointed.

That’s according to a new report by…

Testimony in Support of Michigan SB 1
R.J. Lehmann

Members of the committee,

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I
direct insurance policy for the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan
public policy research organization. Our mission is to engage…

Florida Legislature Finally Passes Substantial Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
(April 24, 2019) – The seventh time was the charm for the Florida
Legislature, as the state Senate today passed House-passed reforms to stem the
flood of abusive…

, Insurance Journal
As an Unelected Legal Organization Attempts to Rewrite Insurance Law, Indiana Legislators are Pushing Back
Alan Smith

State legislatures, including Indiana’s General Assembly, are moving to protect themselves from an emerging version of legal “alternative facts” as yet another venerable American institution…

, BestWire
Florida House Approves Assignment of Benefits Reform Legislation
R.J. Lehmann

From BestWire:

The nonpartisan R Street Institute, a free-market advocacy organization, commended the House vote.”With similar legislation, S.B. 122, currently in the Senate Rules…

R Street Praises Florida House Passage of Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
(April 11, 2019) – The R Street Institute commends the Florida House of
Representatives for passage of H.B. 7065, legislation intended to address the
state’s epidemic of…