Articles by Don Jergler

Generali Chief Underwriting Officer Sees His Job as Part Science, Part Art

Bill Skapof, chief underwriting officer and head of global corporate and commercial in North America for Generali, considers underwriting as much art as it is science. Skapof has more than 30 years of global insurance experience developing product, distribution and …

California Commissioner Sums up Trump Battle, High on Cannabis Insurance

It’s David vs. Goliath. That about sums up California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ feelings on his efforts to keep the remnants of Obamacare up and running in his state while President Trump does his best to repeal and replace it. …

Green Cat Bonds Aren’t a Thing – Yet

Green cat bonds. That slinky phrase is one that Greg Lowe, global head of resilience and sustainability for Aon, would enjoy hearing uttered frequently in the near future. Lowe has been talking with an increasing number of people in the …

Charles Taylor Acquires Workers’ Comp Claims Admin Metro Risk in California

Charles Taylor plc has agreed to acquire Metro Risk Management LLC, a Southern California-based third-party claims administrator, from Nautilus International Holding Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. MRM provides state and federal workers’ compensation claims administration services to …

Middle Market Growth Spells Opportunity for California’s Insurance Community

The insurance community has at least two reasons to be interested in a new report on middle market companies, particularly those who are doing business in California. According to a report from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet released in …

Report: Written Premiums for California Comp Insurers to Be Flat Through 2017

Written premiums from workers’ compensation insurers in California for the year are expected to be flat at $18.1 billion compared with 2016 thanks largely to rate decreases, according to analysts with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. Premiums doubled from …

Appeals Court Rules L.A. Lakers Not Entitled to Coverage in TCPA Suit

The U.S. Ninth Circuit court of Appeals affirmed in late August that the Los Angeles Lakers are not entitled to insurance coverage for class action allegations that the team violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. During a game the team …

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 …

Integro Names McCarroll from Willis Senior Vice President in California

Integro Insurance Brokers has hired Michael McCarroll as senior vice president in the firm’s Woodland Hills, Calif. office. McCarroll will focus on developing new opportunities within the property & casualty, benefits and entertainment sectors. McCarroll joins Integro from Willis. He …

Appeals Court Rules L.A. Lakers Not Entitled to Coverage in TCPA Suit

The U.S. Ninth Circuit court of Appeals affirmed Wednesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are not entitled to insurance coverage for class action allegations that the team violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. During a game the team evidently invited …