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Exclusive: Insiders Symington, Lehmann Analyze Mid-Term Elections for P/C Insurance

The voters have spoken. Republicans have increased their slight advantage in the Senate, while Democrats have flipped the House and will now be in control there. Of course, President Trump, a Republican, still occupies the White House. Now what? What …

R Street Applauds Texas Bill to Rein in Hail Claims

The R Street Institute applauded the introduction today of S.B. 10, legislation to rein in the growth in Texas hail-related litigation. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, would provide revisions to Texas law, preserving the …

State Regulation Report Card: R Street Grades Them from Best to Worst

For the second year in a row, Vermont has been graded at the top of the class as having the best insurance regulatory system, while North Carolina has again been graded as having the worst, according to the fifth edition …

South Central Regulation Report Card: Texas’ Grade Rises, Arkansas’ Drops

No South Central state had the best score and none had the worst in a report recently released by a conservative-leaning research organization that annually assesses the effectiveness states’ insurance regulatory systems. Grades assigned to the insurance regulatory systems in …

Midwest Regulation Report Card: States’ Grades Range from A to D

Grades assigned to the insurance regulatory systems in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin range from A to D in a report recently released by a conservative-leaning …

Southeast Regulation Report Card: North Carolina Flunks; Florida, South Carolina Dispute Grades

North Carolina ranks the worst of all 50 states when it comes to insurance regulation, according to a 2016 insurance regulation report card by an insurance industry think tank. The R Street Institute’s 2016 Insurance Regulation Report Card scores state …

East Regulation Report Card: Vermont Ranks Best for 3rd Straight Year

The R Street Institute, a nonprofit public policy research organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., has found that Vermont has the best insurance regulatory environment in the U.S. for the third straight year in its annual Insurance Regulation Report Card. The …

Controversial Ridesharing Legislation Makes it Through Georgia Senate

The Georgia Senate has passed a slightly tweaked substitute measure to a House bill that apparently clears the way for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies to keep operating in the state. The substitute, which makes minor changes to the …

Heading a National Ridesharing Outline a Political Gain for Jones?

A committee of regulators led by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is working on standards on ridesharing that departments of insurance in states across the U.S. can look to as an example. Whether the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Sharing …

How States Rate on Insurance Regulation, ‘A’ to ‘F’

Vermont gets a grade of “A+” and California and North Carolina get grades of “F” in the annual report card on state insurance regulation issued by the free market think tank, The R Street Institute. The 2014 Insurance Regulation Report …