Insurance Regulation

Publications

, 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…

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
Media Coverage

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…

RE: SB 122 – Agreements Between Service Providers and Consumers
Christian Cámara

Chairman
Simmons and members of the committee,

My
name is Christian Cámara. I am a co-founder and senior fellow of the R Street
Institute, a Washington-based, free-market public policy research…

Oregon Should Reject Third-Party Bad Faith
R.J. Lehmann

The experience of Oregon’s neighbors California and Washington both demonstrate that permitting third-party bad-faith lawsuits invites litigation costs that inevitably threaten the availability…

R Street Policy Study: Oregon Should Reject Third-Party Bad Faith
Ann Phelan

SALEM (March 4) – This week the Oregon State Legislature will consider legislation to create a direct cause of action for third parties to sue insurance companies for their claims settlement…

DO PASS: New York S. 3625, Modernizing Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance
R.J. Lehmann

Dear Senator,

I write to encourage you to take up and pass S. 3625, sponsored by Sens. Neil Breslin, D-Albany, and James L. Seward, R-Milford. This legislation would exempt from rate and form…