IBHS is an applied research and communications organization with expertise in a variety of mitigation-related public policy areas.
As a result, IBHS studies and educational materials are regularly referenced by loss prevention and reduction advocates in public policy debates around the country. The Institute’s work also is routinely relied upon by public policymakers at the local, state and national levels. Because IBHS is a non-profit organization, the Institute’s direct participation in lobbying activities is extremely limited and consistent with Internal Revenue Code rules. Within this context, IBHS representatives may testify at legislative hearings at the request of Congressional or state legislative committees.
IBHS supports the extension of TRIA as an essential tool for businesses and communities against the unpredictable risk of terrorism.
IBHS has updated its Rating the States Report, which reviews the progress the 18 most hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard have made in strengthening their residential building codes.
June 21, 2013
June 5, 2013
Governor’s signing of a new law on May 16 prohibits weakening of wind provisions in Maryland building codes.
BuildStrong Coalition highlights importance of creating safer, stronger communities.
Measure provides financial incentives for states to adopt and enforce strong building codes.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) provided compelling testimony on July 24, 2012 before the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management in support of the “Safe Building Code Incentive Act” (HR 2069).
The Safe Building Code Incentive Act (H.R. 2069) was recently introduced by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Richard Hanna (R-NY). The bill would provide additional post-disaster relief in the aftermath of a severe storm for those states with strong statewide building codes. Specifically, H.R. 2069 would create a financial incentive for states […]