Articles by Don Jergler

American Meteorological Society Report Confirms 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

A new State of the Climate report released today by the American Meteorological Society has confirmed that 2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping. The report was compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s …

Is Colorado’s Pet Sitting Law Another Insurance Quagmire Waiting to Unfold?

If it barks like a dog… A new Colorado law that enables people to sit up to three pets without needing a license looks pretty much like just another piece of the growing gig economy. People can sell their services …

Alternative to Insurtech or Legacy Tech for Small Commercial: Introducing QBE, Arrowhead Partnership

When it was announced in June that San Diego, Calif.-based Arrowhead General Insurance Agency Inc. was selected as the program administrator for QBE North America‘s small commercial insurance portfolio, it immediately raised one big question. Why was a carrier with …

California Earthquake Authority Policy Sales up 5.4% in 2Q from Year Ago

Californians may be getting the idea that they live in earthquake country. That’s the underlying message that can be found in the latest figures out from the California Earthquake Authority. The CEA, a not-for-profit, publicly managed organization, announced at the …

Report Calls out $361M of Euro Insurer Assets in Expanding Coal Concerns

A climate activist group is calling out a handful of European insurers for having significant holdings in fossil fuels despite pledges by the companies to be more climate friendly. A report released today alleges that Allianz, Generali, Munich Re, Swiss …

California Workers’ Comp Drug Formulary Would Reduce Costs, Study Shows

Roughly one-in-three prescription drugs currently dispensed to injured workers in California will be no longer require authorization prior to dispensing under the state’s proposed workers’ compensation prescription drug formulary, according to a new study. The new formulary creates more efficiency …

California Earthquake Authority Policy Sales up 5.4% in 2Q from Year Ago

Californians may be getting the idea that they live in earthquake country. That’s the underlying message that can be found in the latest figures out from the California Earthquake Authority. The CEA, a not-for-profit, publicly managed organization, announced on Monday …

Report: Climate Change May Pose Threat to Nation’s Electric Grid

Climate change may pose a serious risk to the nation’s electric grid, according to a new report. The report was prepared by Johns Hopkins University with help from Swiss Re. “Lights out: The risks of climate and natural disaster related …

Lobbyists at California Conference Call D.C. Vs. Sacramento Tension ‘Palpable’

The tension between Washington, D.C., and Sacramento seems to have created extra work for some lobbyists. “It’s absolutely palpable,” Paul Yoder, managing director for the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation, said commenting on the tension. He was speaking with Jason …

Exclusive: California Broker Plans Parametric Quake Product That Pays Even If No Damage

A California broker is promising to bring a “first-of-its-kind financial resource” that pays homeowners after an earthquake for a low monthly premium whether there’s damage to the home or not. A Berkeley, Calif.-based firm called Jumpstart Insurance Solutions Inc. recently …