Articles by Don Jergler

How Another Country’s Insurance Industry Is Facing Climate Change

Tim Grafton, chief executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, lives in a country surrounded by risk on all sides, and he’s unabashed in his efforts to use flooding events, frequent storms or other out-of-the-usual weather phenomenon as opportunities to …

IICF Club100 in Hollywood Recognized Insurance Pros for Charity

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Club100 event at the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, Calif., on March 30 drew more than 200 industry professionals to help raise funds for charity. The annual IICF event recognized Frank Robitaille, executive vice president of …

FEMA Makes Waves with Guidelines on Climate Change

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making some waves with a new requirement that forces states to take into account the possible impact of climate change in their risk assessments before they can receive certain assistance. FEMA included this condition in …

NOAA: No Spring Drought Relief for California, Nevada, Oregon

Californians facing a fourth year of drought conditions — and some other parts of the West – shouldn’t count on any relief in the coming months. In California this doesn’t bode well for chances of a mild wildfire season, and …

Lloyd’s Suit, Upcoming NFL Draft Shine Light on Sports Insurance

As the 2015 National Football League draft approaches, a lawsuit against Lloyd’s of London by former University of Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee has placed a spotlight on sports disability insurance. Insurance agents say lawsuits in this sports insurance …

Uber, Cab Companies Face Off Over Nevada Ridesharing Bill

Passions ran high this week over a bill that would create Nevada regulations specific to ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, a prospect that cab and limo services criticize as a double standard that would put customers at risk and …

NAIC Adopts Ridesharing White Paper for State Policymakers

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a white paper on insurance coverage for ridesharing that offers several suggestions for how state regulators should deal with insurance issues. Ridesharing services offered by transportation network companies like Uber, Sidecar …

New FEMA Guidelines Force the Climate Change Issue

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making some waves with a new requirement that forces states to take into account the possible impact of climate change in their risk assessments before they can receive certain assistance. FEMA included this condition in …

CEA Kicks off Earthquake Insurance Selling Program for Agents

The California Earthquake Authority has again kicked off its annual “Marketing Value Program,” in which the quasi-private earthquake insurer encourages agents to sign up to receive direct mail marketing pre-printed with agents’ names to send to potential clients. This is …

IICF Club100 in Hollywood Recognized Insurance Pros for Charity

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Club100 event at the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday night drew more than 200 industry professionals to help raise funds for charity. The annual IICF event recognized Frank Robitaille, executive vice president of …