Articles by Don Jergler

What Happens if Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Agreement?

Dam climate change. An opinion piece in the New York Times is offering a tie-in between global warming and the potential disaster unfolding at the Oroville Dam in Northern California. “After five years of record-setting drought, much of California is …

Washington Insurance Commissioner Fines State Farm, Others

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in January totaling $15,000 against insurance companies, agents and brokers for violating state insurance regulations. Following are the entities, the fines and Kreidler’s reasoning for issuing those fines: State Farm Fire & Casualty …

Why the Insurance Industry Supports and Hires Veterans

Many property/casualty insurance carriers have focused their charitable efforts on veterans, and they’ve done so for a number of good reasons. One important reason for adopting veterans causes was explained by Glenn Elmore, director of sales training for Combined Insurance, …

Can Climate Change Make The Groundhog A Better Forecaster?

Donald Trump has no problem saying what he’s thinking – as he proved during a phoner with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday. This could make one wonder how he’ll treat Prince Charles – a strong believer in climate …

As Super Bowl Approaches a Former NBA Player Reflects on Cumulative Injury

Most of us who sit down with our beverages and snacks to watch one of the biggest events in pro sports on Sunday won’t have things like workers’ compensation and cumulative injury on our minds. Just Brady vs. Ryan, Quinn …

California Surplus Lines Are Now A Bigger Chunk of the Commercial Market

The phrase “new normal” might be a cliché, but it was too hard for Ben McKay, executive director of the Surplus Lines Association of California, to avoid using when describing the state’s excess and surplus market in 2016 and going forward. …

California Wholesalers Conference Tackled Everything from Marijuana to Trump

How legalized marijuana and President-elect Donald Trump will affect the insurance industry. A possible merger of the nation’s two major excess and surplus lines organizations. Renewing the National Flood Insurance Protection Program. California laws expected for 2017. There were no …

California’s Climate Risk Database Calls Out Insurer Carbon Investments

A new interactive database with extensive information on insurer investments in fossil fuels was unveiled today by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones released the results of his Climate Risk Carbon Initiative, which include information on the amount of oil, …

New Climate Index Shows Extreme Weather Is Now 3 Times More Frequent

Extreme weather over the last five years has been occurring with a regularity that’s about three times the norm, according to a newly created index from a group of number crunchers. The Actuaries Climate Index, which was officially launched near …

California Wholesalers Conference Tackled Everything from Marijuana to Trump

How legalized marijuana and President-elect Donald Trump will affect the insurance industry, a possible merger of the nation’s two major excess and surplus lines organizations, renewing the National Flood Insurance Protection Program, California laws expected for 2017, incremental insurance. There …