Articles by Don Jergler

California Commissioner Explains Call for Insurer Divestment from Coal

One can say California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has a beef with coal. Jones made a bold move on Jan. 25 when he asked all insurance companies doing business in California to voluntarily divest from their investments in thermal coal …

Expert: Targeting High-Risk Shoppers with Mobile Makes Sense

High-risk shoppers maybe one of the best segments for insurance agencies and carriers to target with online and mobile quoting and services. New data from online agency CoverHound shows high-risk shoppers are 93 percent more likely to conduct research for …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

Class Action Follows California Commissioner’s Decision in Applied Dispute

A decision from the California Department of Insurance has workers’ compensation carrier Applied Underwriters and one of its companies on the defensive, and now a class action suit has been filed seeking to recover premiums paid by insureds to one of its large …

China’s Insurance Marketplace Explained in California Symposium

Few people in the world could probably offer the sort of perspective on China’s developing insurance industry as economist Qixiang Sun. Sun is the dean of the school of economics at Peking University, and director of the China Center for …

Expert Sounds off on Legal, Insurance Issues of Self-Driving Cars

Hilary Rowen, a partner in the law firm of Sedgwick LLP in Sacramento, Calif., for the last three years has been analyzing and following the insurance issues relating to the emergence of autonomous vehicles, particularly self-driving cars. She has a …

The Changing Surplus Lines Landscape

The changing excess and surplus insurance landscape was an oft discussed topic at a recent California meeting, with experts describing the challenges and opportunities going forward. “The business that we have and the risk we see is going to be …

Survey of Economists Shows Climate Change Impact Sooner, More Severe

The impact from climate change is more imminent than most believe, and it’s going to take a big economic chunk out of a lot of bottom-lines. That’s according to a recent report from the Institute for Policy Integrity, a non-partisan …

China’s Insurance Marketplace Explained in California Symposium

Few people in the world could probably offer the sort of perspective on China’s developing insurance industry as economist Qixiang Sun. Sun is the dean of the school of economics at Peking University, and director of the China Center for …

Expert Sounds off on Legal, Insurance Issues of Self-driving Cars

Editor’s note:  To hear the full interview click on the podcast above or visit www.insuarncejournal.tv. Hilary Rowen, a partner in the law firm of Sedgwick LLP in Sacramento, Calif., for the last three years, has been analyzing and following the …