Articles by Don Jergler

Insurer Philadelphia Cos. Counts Carbon Footprint

It’s no secret that many property/casualty insurers are tackling climate change on the back end through more sophisticated catastrophe modeling, calls for more resilient communities and pricing. But it seems to be a common misconception that the industry – like …

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Survey Shows 8-in-10 Americans Believe in Climate Change

More than eight-in-10 Americans now believe the climate is changing – although they place that concern beneath issues like global political instability, economic crisis or a pandemic. Munich Re America’s inaugural 2014 Climate Change Barometer survey released earlier this month …

Insurance Industry Is Leader on Climate Change, Report Says

The insurance industry is being called out by an international research institution for its progressive attitude on climate change. A white paper put out by the nonprofit Urban Land Institute this week urges the real estate sector and government planners …

Survey Shows 8-in-10 Americans Believe in Climate Change

More than eight-in-10 Americans now believe the climate is changing – although they place that concern beneath issues like global political instability, economic crisis or a pandemic. Munich Re America’s inaugural 2014 Climate Change Barometer survey released on Tuesday shows …

Risk and Insurance Experts Predict Thanksgiving NFL Winners, Losers

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for family, good meals and joy – unless your team epically fails on national television, stirring your gut into an acidic cauldron of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mounting indigestion. It can be a risk to …

Climate Change Report Paints Portrait of Dystopian Future

A major climate change report issued this month offers dire predictions, a call to action to government and industry and it assesses the blame for a rapidly changing and more volatile world on mankind. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on …

Crop Of Climate Corps May Bloom in Ag Insurance Landscape

You can still shake your climate moneymaker. Climate change certainly didn’t carry the day in the November elections. It shouldn’t be news to anyone that the topic ushered in few if any victories for those who had it high on …

California Voters Reelect Jones, Soundly Reject Props. 45 and 46

Californians voted against two measures opposed by the insurance industry, and reelected incumbent Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Election results from Tuesday show the Democrat Jones won reelection with 56.3 percent of the vote. He defeated Republican challenger Ted Gaines, who had …

Climate Change Report Paints Portrait of Dystopian Future

A major climate change report issued over the weekend offers dire predictions, a call to action to government and industry and it assesses the blame for a rapidly changing and more volatile world on mankind. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel …