Articles by Don Jergler

Expert Sounds off on Legal, Insurance Issues of Self-driving Cars

Editor’s note:  To hear the full interview click on the podcast above or visit www.insuarncejournal.tv. Hilary Rowen, a partner in the law firm of Sedgwick LLP in Sacramento, Calif., for the last three years, has been analyzing and following the …

The Changing Surplus Lines Landscape in California and Beyond

The changing excess and surplus insurance landscape was an oft discussed topic on Monday, with experts describing the challenges and opportunities going forward. “The business that we have and the risk we see is going to be changing. No question.” …

California Earthquake Authority’s 2016 Changes Aim to Increase Policy Count

It’s about the closest thing to DIY earthquake insurance as one can get, though there’s definitely no indication that the newest consumer-friendly features being rolled out by the California Earthquake Authority will enable people to do without their agents. CEA …

Reinsurance Group Head Puts Science in Climate Change Discussion

Asked for his thoughts on climate change, Frank Nutter expeditiously turned to science. His sphere of influence is far-ranging as president of the Reinsurance Association of America, a position he’s held since 1991. Nutter has addressed the topic of climate …

Ridesharing Dominates 2016 Western Region Headlines

Goodbye to the news year 2015, and while there will be no shortage of headline-making topics to associate with the passing year, there was one subject that dominated Insurance Journal’s Western region news stories. Care to guess? No if fair …

California Earthquake Authority’s 2016 Changes Aim to Increase Policy Count

It’s about the closest thing to DIY earthquake insurance as one can get, though there’s definitely no indication that the newest consumer-friendly features being rolled out by the California Earthquake Authority will enable people to do without their agents. CEA …

Expert: How Payroll Misclassification Impacts California Workers’ Comp

Premium misclassification or payroll misclassification is a significant issue for the workers’ compensation industry, according to Bret Shroyer, a solutions architect for Denver, Colo.-based Valen Analytics. Shroyer estimates that roughly $22 billion of payroll is misclassified each year, and the …

City of Hope Research, Treatments Boosted by Insurance Industry Pocketbooks

When many people in the insurance industry think of the City of Hope, they probably associate it with the well-publicized National Insurance Industry Council’s Spirit of Life Award gala each year that has raised millions and brought together industry professionals …

Warm 2016 May Help Put Climate Change on The Map – Even Higher That Is

If you think you heard a lot about climate change in 2015, wait till next year – or next week depending on how you want to look at it. Next year may be on track to the be warmest year …

City of Hope Research, Treatments Boosted by Insurance Industry Pocketbooks

When many people in the insurance industry think of City of Hope, they probably associate it with the well-publicized National Insurance Industry Council’s Spirit of Life Award gala each year that has raised millions of dollars and brought together industry …