The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Collaborates With The Council of State Governments to Offer Educational Programming on Ridesharing Issues

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The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation is collaborating with The Council of State Governments (CSG) to provide policymakers with non-advocacy, nonpartisan educational programming examining the insurance-related regulatory and legislative landscape surrounding ridesharing services.

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation is collaborating with The Council of State Governments (CSG) to provide policymakers with non-advocacy, nonpartisan educational programming examining the insurance-related regulatory and legislative landscape surrounding ridesharing services. The emergence of ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, has sparked discussion among policymakers around the country.

The first program offered on this topic was a webinar on June 23, 2015 that highlighted the nature of the sharing economy and its implications for state policy.

The two organizations also collaborated on two on-site sessions August 25 in Columbus, Ohio and September 28, in Boston, Massachusetts, offering a more in-depth exploration of the issues and considering items of particular relevance to each state.

A second webinar was presented on November 4 that took a look back at 2015 state legislation on rideshare companies and what may lie ahead for 2016.

The CSG-Griffith collaboration continues now into a second year with additional on-site sessions planned as states consider rideshare legislation, as well as a Fall webinar summing up 2016 activities.

“Our two organizations are excited about this opportunity to work together in order to better educate public policymakers on these emerging issues,” said Frank Paul Tomasello, program director at The Griffith Foundation. “Both The Griffith Foundation and CSG share similar missions, which include a commitment to an unbiased, academic approach to programming. This focus will be at the heart of our collaboration.”

"Services like Uber and Lyft appear to have profound implications for transportation policy and planning, both now and into the future," said Sean Slone, Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Policy at The Council of State Governments. "CSG is proud to collaborate on this project with Griffith and bring these essential conversations to our members."

About The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, non-advocacy educational organization dedicated to providing unbiased information about risk management and insurance through educational programs targeting students and public policymakers. The Griffith Foundation is affiliated with The Institutes, the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. For more information, visit http://www.griffithfoundation.org.

About The Council of State Governments
As the only nonpartisan organization serving elected and appointed leaders in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government, The Council of State Governments is also the oldest and largest association of state government officials in the United States. Since 1933, CSG has worked to promote excellence in state government through a wide range of publications, forums, and policy development programs. As part of its mission, CSG identifies emerging trends, offers innovative state policy solutions, and provides forums for state leaders to discuss the critical issues facing state governments. For more information, visit http://www.csg.org.

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