Public Policy

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.

April 16, 2015

Safe Building Code Incentive Act will Save Lives and Reduce Costs, says IBHS

IBHS supports the Safe Building Code Incentive Act, H.R. 1748, which would provide additional disaster relief assistance to states adopting and enforcing strong building codes.

April 9, 2015

Safety of Homeowners Threatened by North Carolina Legislation

The North Carolina Building Code Regulatory Reform bill (HB 255) will have a detrimental impact on homeowners, local governments and building officials by making homes in the state less safe and more costly.

November 17, 2014

IBHS Supports President’s Task Force Recommendations on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) announced that it strongly endorses several recommendations made today by the President’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

October 20, 2014

New York Takes Encouraging Steps on Updating Building Codes

IBHS encourages the New York Code Council to quickly adopt the 2015 version of the ICC model building codes without weakening amendments.

October 14, 2014

IBHS Co-Sponsors Hurricane Sandy Resilience and Risk Forum that Advances Best Practices in Severe Weather Preparedness

The Forum assessed lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and examined best practices for mitigating and adapting to severe weather in the future.

September 24, 2014

Travelers Institute-IBHS Hurricane Preparedness Symposium

Learn more about the fourth annual Travelers Institute-IBHS “Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season” symposium.

May 30, 2014

IBHS Joins Travelers Institute to Kick off Hurricane Preparedness Season

IBHS discusses its FORTIFIED Home – Hurricane program and OFB-EZ business continuity planning toolkit.

May 2, 2014

IBHS CEO Leads Discussion at Congressional Forum Yesterday on Disasters

IBHS participates in Congressional forum on federal role in disaster aid.

April 4, 2014

IBHS Joins in Celebrating Historic New Building Code Law In Mississippi

IBHS joined partners at ceremonial signing of Mississippi statewide building code law.

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