Articles by Don Jergler

Former Patriots Players Speaking at Risk Conference Air Opinions on Kneeling

Watching NFL players kneel during the National Anthem didn’t sit well with a pair of former New England Patriots players, who aired their feelings about players protesting during the opening of football games during a risk management conference on Wednesday. …

Alliant in California Names Morana Senior Vice President in Pharmacy Practice

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant Insurance Services has named Sal Moranato a senior vice president and pharmacy practice lead in its pharmacy consulting practice. Morana has nearly 25 years of pharmacy practice and industry experience. Morana was a consultant in the …

Experts: Forget Government, Companies Must Step up to Combat Cyber Threats

Don’t rely on the U.S. government to protect your business from cyber threats. That was the consensus among experts speaking about cyber programs at a risk management conference on Tuesday. “The U.S. government hasn’t done a lot to protect cyberspace,” …

Vegas Risk Management Summit Tackled Commercial Auto, Workers’ Comp And More

One reason behind continuously dismal commercial auto insurance losses is a spate of “nuclear cases” that are plaguing the industry with multi-million lawsuits. The amount of money and resources being put into the legal battlefield over commercial auto lawsuits is …

California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 3 Medical Providers for Fraud

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended three more medical providers from participating in the state’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 49. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last …

SILVER Best Agency to Work For – Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers

One can say the managers of Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers have made a long-term commitment to their workers. “Employee engagement” is a term Kevin Bogart, CEO of the firm, almost couldn’t use enough. “I can’t tell you anything …

Worker Safety, Regulation Overload Among Highlights of Drone Expo in California

Drones may already be impacting the world of workers’ compensation. Fewer workers on communications towers are falling to their deaths, according to Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors. Schlekeway, who was speaking at a panel …

Cyber Was Focus of California Symposium for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

There are more than 4,000 cyber-attacks each year aimed at small- to mid-sized businesses, many of which are exposed because they haven’t given cyber security a high enough priority, according to Stephanie Christensen, who heads up cyber and intellectual property …

Losses from California Wildfires Could Reach up to $6 Billion, Experts Say

This story has been updated with the latest estimates on fire losses. The wildfires raging in California are shaping up to become an infamous if not historic event. The fires have destroyed 3,500 structures and counting, far exceeding the 2,820 …

California Wildfires Are a ‘Larger Scale Disaster’

Active wildfires in California have burned an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial structures, scorched more than 115,000 acres and reportedly killed 15 people. Insurers and others who access damage are only beginning to get “boots on the ground,” as the …