Workers Comp


2018 Insurance Regulation Report Card
R.J. Lehmann

In 2018, we saw progress toward more competitive insurance markets. Residual property insurance mechanisms continued to shrink. Several states, notably Missouri, moved to loosen systems for filing…

, Crain's Chicago Business
Note to Gov. Rauner: Veto​ workers’ comp insurance regulation
R.J. Lehmann

In what has become an annual tradition, the Illinois General Assembly has again presented Gov. Bruce Rauner with legislation that would require insurance companies to submit workers’ compensation…

Taxpayer advocates and industry to Congress: Oppose the president’s proposal to alter reinsurance tax provisions

February 9, 2016
Dear Chairmen Brady and Hatch and Ranking Members Levin and Wyden:
The undersigned members of the Coalition for Competitive Insurance Rates and others are writing to express our…

Vermont leads nation in effective insurance regulation, North Carolina least effective, R Street study finds

WASHINGTON (Dec. 1, 2015) – The R Street Institute has released its annual report card on insurance regulation, awarding Vermont and four other states with a grade of “A” and North Carolina a…

Gillibrand proposes reinsurance tax gimmick to fund 9/11 victims
R.J. Lehmann

In his seminal 1987 work Crisis and Leviathan, economic historian Robert Higgs traces the pattern of government growth as a response to catastrophic events. The federal government, in particular,…

, The Weekly Standard
Market fine after Congress fails to reauthorize fed-backed terrorism risk insurance
Eli Lehrer

When Congress headed home for the year last week without renewing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) many in the real estate, tourism and insurance business predicted disaster. The Coalition to…

What if they threw a market panic and nobody came?
R.J. Lehmann

The news last week that Congress would adjourn without extending the $100 billion federal backstop offered by the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act was greeted with howls of shock and dismay from the…

R Street says House terror insurance bill is short on reform

WASHINGTON (Dec. 9, 2014) – The R Street Institute expressed disappointment at newly introduced U.S. House legislation that would extend the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for six years…

Gov. Brown forces AB 2616 to walk the plank
Ian Adams

California’s workers’ compensation system is a political flashpoint that attracts the interest of labor, management, attorneys and insurers. Last session, a skirmish about expanding the scope of…

California state funds continue to shake up cat bond market
Ian Adams

California’s recent “Winequake” brought the public’s focus back to the state’s significant vulnerability to seismic events. Fortunately, the tremors, while costly, did not tally a high human score….