Joel Kopperud

Kopperud is The Council’s vice president of Government Relations, where he focuses on legislative and regulatory activity impacting employer-provided benefits, property casualty insurance regulation, and federal natural catastrophe policies.
To Function or Not to Function?
Industry To Function or Not to Function?
The Council's government affairs team has a full plate on Capitol Hill in 2020.
January 21, 2020
Tackling Climate Change: A View from The Hill
Industry Tackling Climate Change: A View from The Hill
Q&A with Congressman Sean Casten of Illinois.
January 15, 2020
Global Intelligence
Industry Global Intelligence
We continue building influence and sustaining global relationships at the World ...
May 16, 2019
Cloudy…with a Chance of Optimism
Industry Cloudy…with a Chance of Optimism
Blue Dogs to bipartisanship to herbal tea—The Council’s government affairs t...
January 22, 2019
Making Sense of Something
Industry Making Sense of Something
Crazed Washington will keep us both jumping in 2018.
January 24, 2018
Balancing Act
Industry Balancing Act
The offset for a corporate tax cut is targeted at taxing employer-funded benefit...
January 30, 2017
An e-Merican Exchange
Industry An e-Merican Exchange
In a tenacious, three-day debate, Council lobbyists Joel Wood and Joel Kopperud ...
October 6, 2016
A Chevy or a Ford?
Health+Benefits A Chevy or a Ford?
Allowing the Cadillac Tax to drive healthcare means many would be paying much mo...
November 24, 2015
The Affordable Care Act’s High Stakes: Point
Health+Benefits The Affordable Care Act’s High Stakes: Point
The GOP created this mess. Now it has to live with the consequences and find a s...
April 1, 2015
TRIA’s Wayward Path to the Finish Line
P&C TRIA’s Wayward Path to the Finish Line
It zigged, it zagged, it came to a complete halt, but we finally made it across.
January 22, 2015
Expanded Trade, Expanded Coverage
P&C Expanded Trade, Expanded Coverage
Norway’s effort to expand large-risk coverage opportunities in global trade ag...
December 1, 2014
Gristle in the Sausage
Industry Gristle in the Sausage
Dodd-Frank has been sent back to the butcher to get the unintended junk out of t...
October 27, 2014
Opportunity Knocking
Industry Opportunity Knocking
India eyes huge foreign capital investments to fuel its expanding insurance mark...
August 28, 2014
If It Doesn’t Fit, You Must…
Industry If It Doesn’t Fit, You Must…
When it comes to regulatory standards, “one size fits all” is always too tig...
July 17, 2014
Tax Evasion Deadline Looms
Industry Tax Evasion Deadline Looms
Council will help members comply with new reporting burden.
April 25, 2014
De-Risking Development
Industry De-Risking Development
A new World Bank initiative could boost risk management in emerging economies.
November 25, 2013
Border Busting
Industry Border Busting
What’s unfolding now with international trade holds great promise for brokers.
October 30, 2013
FIO’s Power Play
Industry FIO’s Power Play
The global insurance regime is creating a more powerful federal regulatory body.
May 21, 2013
Mirrored Images
Industry Mirrored Images
Sequestration and the Affordable Care Act have a lot in common.
April 19, 2013