AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation announced Rod Bordelon will join the organization to serve as Distinguished Senior Fellow in Regulatory Reform.
 
Bordelon’s extensive experience includes more than 30 years in insurance, workers’ compensation, and legislative affairs. His previous work includes successfully implementing new rules for containing costs and advocating free market reforms in all lines of insurance.
 
Most recently, Bordelon was named the policy director for the recently formed Texans for Free Enterprise (TFE), advancing public policy to further free markets in Texas.
 
Previous positions include appointment to a total of eleven terms as the Public Insurance Counsel and the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation by Governors George W. Bush and Rick Perry.
 
As Commissioner Bordelon overhauled the workers’ compensation system in Texas, resulting in tremendous savings for the state, cutting insurance premiums in half, and improving productivity within the agency. He pioneered the first in the nation pharmacy formulary for workers’ compensation, implementing better procedures for treatment and fees, increasing enforcement and oversight, and resolving disputes more equitably and efficiently. He also was instrumental in implementing regulatory reforms in other lines of insurance, reducing regulatory inefficiencies and increasing competition.
 
“I am humbled to continue to help Texans by improving title insurance and regulatory reform with the Texas Public Policy Foundation,” said Bordelon. “We have a tremendous opportunity to keep making progress and I look forward to working on reforms that build a thriving marketplace for consumers.”
 
“Rod’s record speaks for itself. He is one of the most effective, leading reformers of the regulatory state, which has become an enormous obstacle to liberty and prosperity in Texas,” said Kevin Roberts, executive director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “We are thrilled to have his insights and expertise guiding our work at TPPF and are eager to put an end to one-size-fits all title insurance policies.”

For more information, please contact Sarah Silberstein at ssilberstein@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.    

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