Articles by Don Jergler

Swiss Re’s U.S. Solar Power Plant is One Part of Its Climate Change Commitment

Swiss Re’s solar power installation at its U.S. headquarters in Armonk, N.Y., a 2-megawatt facility expected to be up and running by late spring 2017, is just one part of a green theme that the carrier has been writing for …

The California Earthquake Authority 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago today insurers began selling California Earthquake Authority policies – two years off of a hard lesson learned by the state’s residents and its insurance market. But 20 years later are we any better off? Glenn Pomeroy, the …

Report: Big One Along Full Length of San Andreas Could Be Quite Destructive

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both Northern and Southern California at the same time could wreak much more havoc than most may believe. Such an event, once considered impossible up until demonstrated otherwise by the U.S. …

Will Legal Weed in California Increase Demand for It from Injured Workers?

Just how legalized weed in California will impact workers’ compensation is still uncertain, but what is certain is that the insurance industry can soon expect to be grappling with issues around paying for marijuana for injured workers. The California Workers’ …

Zurich’s Sustainable U.S. Campus Is One Part of Its Green Ambitions

The voice of Zurich North America Chief Legal Officer Dennis Kerrigan swelled with pride as he described the carrier’s new headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., and its importance to Zurich’s overall philosophy about environmental and social responsibility. The 783,800-square-foot corporate campus …

Report: Big One Along Full-length of San Andreas Could be Quite Destructive

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both Northern and Southern California at the same time could wreak much more havoc than most may believe. Such an event, once considered impossible up until demonstrated otherwise by the U.S. Geological …

New Woodruff-Sawyer CEO Plans to Continue National Footprint Expansion

Continued growth and expansion of the national footprint are part of the course being plotted for San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. by new CEO Andy Barrengos. Barrengos’s appointment by the firm’s board of directors takes effect on Nov. 30; …

Will Legal Weed in California Increase Demand for It from Injured Workers?

Just how legalized weed in California will impact workers’ compensation is still uncertain, but what is certain is that the insurance industry can soon expect to be grappling with issues around paying for marijuana for injured workers. The California Workers’ …

Rosendale Leads Laslovich for Montana Insurance Regulator Office

Update: Rosendale got 53 percent of the vote to defeat Laslovich with all precincts reporting in. Lindeen got 41 percent of the vote in a lost bid for the office of Secretary of State to Corey Stapelton, who won with 55 percent …

Washington Commissioner Elected for Fifth Term

Incumbent Mike Kreidler (D) will serve a fifth term as Washington’s insurance commissioner. Kreidler defeated Richard Schrock (R) with 60.13 percent of the vote in his bid for reelection. Schrock got 39.87 percent of the vote. Kreidler more than matched his performance in the …