Articles by Don Jergler

What Climate Change Has to Do with Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

Climate change will cause more earthquakes. It’s as simple as that. Deniers, start your engines. If that isn’t enough to enflame the smoldering embers of discourse within those ready to pounce on any and all climate change notions they deem …

More Businesses Fear Losing Data than Getting Hacked, Survey Shows

Losing data strikes more fear in businesses than getting hacked. A survey released earlier this month by San Francisco, Calif.-based Wells Fargo Insurance shows 47 percent of mid-sized companies were concerned with losing private data compared with 26 percent worrying …

NAIC Dignitaries Remember Former California Commissioner Kinder

On a recent morning at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners meeting in San Diego, Calif., a group of people with impressive credentials gathered to pay tribute a man they held in high regard. Wesley J. Kinder was a California …

Poll Puts Another Dent in The Belief that Millennials Don’t Want to Drive

Another dent has emerged in the pervasive notion that millennials do not want cars. A survey commissioned by San Francisco, Calif.-based NerdWallet and released today shows that the majority of millennials polled who own a car do not regret their most recent …

‘Game Changing’ Climate Disclosure Guidelines Coming Soon

A global task force’s efforts to create new disclosure guidelines for the world’s financial industry – including insurers in the U.S. and abroad – are far from the first attempt to urge companies to be open with the public about …

California Workers’ Comp Bureau Lowers Rate Filing with Eye on Bills

The governing committee of California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Wednesday approved an amended, and reduced, rate filing for Jan. 1, 2017 workers’ compensation rates. It did so based on the hope that California Gov. Jerry Brown signs two …

More Businesses Fear Losing Data than Getting Hacked, Survey Shows

Losing data strikes more fear in businesses than getting hacked. A survey released today by San Francisco, Calif.-based Wells Fargo Insurance shows 47 percent of mid-sized companies were concerned with losing private data compared with 26 percent worrying about hackers …

The Future of Climate Change Modeling

For the last few years there’s been a common response from catastrophe modelers who advise the property/casualty industry when asked about including the effects of climate change in modeling. It went something like: “The industry isn’t interested in what the …

Expert Gives Agents C- on Understanding of Cyber Insurance

Eduard Goodman, chief privacy officer of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based IDT911, an identity theft protection firm, isn’t too high on the industry’s knowledge of cyber insurance, cybercrime and data theft. Goodman assigned a grade of C- when asked to assess the average …

NAIC Dignitaries Remember Former California Commissioner Kinder

On a recent morning at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners meeting in San Diego, Calif., a group of people with impressive credentials gathered to pay tribute a man they held in high regard. Wesley J. Kinder was a California …