Articles by Don Jergler

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 …

Elmo, Insurers Promote Literacy in Downtown Los Angeles

More than 100 tykes, some crawling their way out of strollers, were noticeably tickled as they scrambled about the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, making their way to Sesame Street-themed coloring books or lining up to see a big, …

Experts: Insurance Distribution Future Online and Personalized

The future of insurance distribution was recently discussed at the CPCU Society’s annual All Industry Day in California. The day-long conference at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City last month included panels on the economy, business interruption and cyber liability. …

Regulator Takes Focus on Climate Change Preparedness

With a calm demeanor and in a somewhat scientific tone he doesn’t mind using while explaining his stance on something, Mike Kreidler stood by his decision to call out the insurance industry and the rest of the nation’s insurance commissioners …

California Malpractice Proposition Hit by Polls, Studies, Spending

Two recent studies say a proposition on California’s November ballot to raise the pain and suffering cap for medical malpractice lawsuits will increase medical costs and malpractice premiums. The studies and heavy advertising by the opposition to Proposition 46, the Medical Malpractice …

California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Lower Rates

The California Earthquake Authority on Thursday proposed an average 8 percent decrease in rates. CEA’s Advisory Panel recommended the rate decreases, along with additional coverage options in deductibles, discounts and certain limits, to the CEA Governing Board, which next meets …