National Harbor, Maryland (Sept. 24, 2019) – The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced today that state Sens. Doug Broxson, R-Fla., and Rick Wilborn, R-Kan., have been named the association’s State Legislators of the Year. The two public policymakers were selected by the NAMIC board of directors for their leadership in promoting and protecting competitive insurance markets.
Broxon was named for his work on reforms on issues impacting the insurance market, including assignment of benefits. “Without a doubt, Senator Broxson is the champion of Florida’s AOB reform. Without his strong advocacy the much-needed reforms would have never come to pass,” said Chuck Chamness, NAMIC’s president and CEO.
Wilborn was selected for his unwavering efforts to pass NAMIC’s resiliency resolution in Kansas. The resolution is as part of a national legislative campaign to educate Americans on the importance of building stronger, resilient communities in preparation for natural disasters. Wilborn’s commitment to shepherding the passage of much-needed AOB reform was also recognized by the association. “Senator Wilborn’s leadership has been critical to securing passage of a number of bills important to consumers who purchase property/casualty insurance,” Chamness said. “And his support of free-market principles has helped enhance the strength and availability market in Kansas.
“These elected officials have shown exceptional dedication on issues affecting insurance public policy throughout the course of their careers in public service,” Chamness continued. “They are most deserving of this recognition as they have tirelessly worked on important pieces of legislation that have strengthened the insurance markets in Florida and Kansas to the benefit of both the insurance companies and their policyholders.”
Each year, NAMIC awards the State Legislator of the Year to one or more deserving state lawmakers for their support of free-market principles and strong positions to improve the insurance market in their states.