Articles by Don Jergler

Farmers Sued by Female Employee Attorney for Alleged Discrimination

A class-action lawsuit against Farmers Insurance on behalf of female attorney employees was filed on Wednesday in federal court, alleging the insurance giant has discriminatory policies and practices. The suit accuses Los Angeles, Calif.-based Farmers of unlawfully paying its female …

Earth Day, Climate Change and Drought

As much of the U.S. and the rest of the planet celebrated Earth Day, California politicos and leaders squabbled over how best to deal with the ongoing drought – which may or may not be caused by climate change, depending …

Compare.com CEO’s Vision for the Future – Right or Wrong

As early as 2016 or 2017 commercial insurance will likely be bought and sold regularly over the Internet. That likely-to-be controversial opinion is courtesy of Compare.com CEO Andrew Rose. As he speaks to a reporter, in one breath Rose doesn’t …

Video Ads Next Big Thing in Ridesharing?

James Bellefeuille is an Uber driver for a living, though he admits that what he earns is not much to live on. Yet in the new sharing economy, there’s hope for people like Bellefeuille who can bring some innovation and …

How Another Country’s Insurance Industry Is Facing Climate Change

Tim Grafton, chief executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, lives in a country surrounded by risk on all sides, and he’s unabashed in his efforts to use flooding events, frequent storms or other out-of-the-usual weather phenomenon as opportunities to …

IICF Club100 in Hollywood Recognized Insurance Pros for Charity

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Club100 event at the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, Calif., on March 30 drew more than 200 industry professionals to help raise funds for charity. The annual IICF event recognized Frank Robitaille, executive vice president of …

FEMA Makes Waves with Guidelines on Climate Change

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making some waves with a new requirement that forces states to take into account the possible impact of climate change in their risk assessments before they can receive certain assistance. FEMA included this condition in …

Lloyd’s Suit, Upcoming NFL Draft Shine Light on Sports Insurance

As the 2015 National Football League draft approaches, a lawsuit against Lloyd’s of London by former University of Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee has placed a spotlight on sports disability insurance. Insurance agents say lawsuits in this sports insurance …

NOAA: No Spring Drought Relief for California, Nevada, Oregon

Californians facing a fourth year of drought conditions — and some other parts of the West – shouldn’t count on any relief in the coming months. In California this doesn’t bode well for chances of a mild wildfire season, and …

Uber, Cab Companies Face Off Over Nevada Ridesharing Bill

Passions ran high this week over a bill that would create Nevada regulations specific to ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, a prospect that cab and limo services criticize as a double standard that would put customers at risk and …