Assisted in the creation and development of a coalition to provide a multi-faceted voice for common sense insurance reform in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Gustav.
After the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Gustav and the impact it had on the insurance market, there was a credible concern whether these markets would continue to exist. The answer to that question largely depended on the regulatory and legislative reaction of the state officials. To ensure a balanced and thoughtful approach, a coalition of business interests, financial institutions, agents and insurers was formed to support and advocate for a measured response. We were instrumental in the creation of and provided governmental relations services to the Coalition to Insure Louisiana. Through our advocacy, we successfully passed several measures aimed at ensuring a healthy and affordable property and casualty insurance environment. One major accomplishment of the Coalition to Insure Louisiana is the enactment of a statewide building code, ensuring homes are built to withstand the expected wind risk, which in turn incentivizes insurers to write policies in hurricane-prone areas of our state.