Articles by Don Jergler

CoverHound Launches Online Rideshare Insurance Offering

CoverHound is getting into the rideshare insurance business. The online insurance comparison shopping platform has partnered with several large carriers to offer auto insurance quotes in 24 states for people who drive for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. The …

Golden Bear Claims Manager Addresses Agency Fraud

Beth Ossino, claims manager at Golden Bear Insurance Co. in Stockton, Calif., puts dealing with agency fraud high on her radar. She talked with Insurance Journal about agency fraud, and how agency owners should go about avoiding being involved with …

Trump’s Proposed Cuts to NASA and NOAA Could Impact Forecasting, Modeling

Funding cuts proposed in a White House budget that has been on the table for months spook some experts who are concerned that the ability to do everything from model changes in the climate to forecast the day-to-day weather could …

Brennan Named Account Manager at Cavignac & Associates in California

San Diego, Ca.-based Cavignac & Associates has named Julie Brennan as senior account manager within the agency’s construction practice. Brennan will serve as the main point-of-contact at the agency for both surety and commercial insurance clients. She is charged with …

Starr’s Caporelli Joins Rockhill Environmental Team in California

The Rockhill Insurance Group has named Steve Caporelli to its environmental unit. Caporelli will be based in the San Francisco, Calif. office. Caporelli more than 15 years of underwriting and risk assessment experience. He previously worked at Starr Cos. as …

Claims Manager at Golden Bear in California Addresses Agency Fraud

Beth Ossino, claims manager at Golden Bear Insurance Co. in Stockton, Calif., puts dealing with agency fraud high on her radar. She talked with Insurance Journal about agency fraud, and how agency owners should go about avoiding being involved with …

Insurance Charity Benefits Make-A-Wish, Honors Wells Chief

In a room packed with insurance industry professionals, an undeniable air of gratitude hung over those who were doing the giving. Speaker after speaker came up and talked to the audience at a charity event about how grateful they were …

Non-Compete Agreements and Poaching Take Spotlight in Aon – Alliant Lawsuit

A legal battle between two insurance brokerages over whether a former employee violated noncompete agreements and poached numerous employees is not over yet, but the brokerage bringing the charges has scored key early victories. The lawsuit brought by U.K.-based Aon …

Alliant Handed Victory over Aon in 1 of 3 ‘Poaching’ Suits

A jury in Fresno, Calif. has ruled against Aon Corp. in yet another poaching lawsuit that involves the U.K. brokerage and rival Alliant Insurance Services. The jury rejected every claim by Aon levied against Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant and 10 …

What Could be Hotter than Phoenix? The Answer Might Just Be Phoenix

Can you imagine an even hotter, drier Phoenix? Certainly not if you’ve been to the sun-drenched Arizona capital in the summer. Such an inconceivable scenario is being proposed by the LA Times. “Today, Phoenix is a horizon of asphalt, air …