Articles by Don Jergler

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 …

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 …

Retired Head of CAP in California Reflects on Medical Malpractice

He’s only a few weeks into official retirement, but James L. Weidner is already looking back fondly at the last 20 years as chief executive officer of Cooperative of American Physicians. “It was just an absolutely wonderful experience,” said Weidner, …

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 high-profile sports …

U.S. Dominates Climate Change Litigation

It’s almost counterintuitive if you think about it. There is far more litigation related to climate change in the U.S. compared with Europe, which is usually considered more progressive on the issue. For an example of how climate change can …

Google Compare May Go Beyond Auto Insurance

The way Valen Analytics President and CEO Dax Craig describes it, Google’s move into insurance with Google Compare for auto insurance is an “all-aboard, wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee” call to the insurance industry. His words were simpler: “Game changer.” The complexity of what …

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 …

Report: Wildfire Reconstruction of West’s Riskiest Homes – $237B

In the Western United States there are nearly 900,000 homes representing an estimated reconstruction cost of more than $237 billion considered at “very high” or “high” risk from wildfires, a report issued in Ferbruary shows. CoreLogic’s Wildfire Risk analysis is the …

Sophisticated Resilience Model in Development in Colorado – And It’ll be Free

Efforts are underway in Colorado to build a sophisticated computer model that will offer a look down to the minute details at just how communities may withstand — or crumble under — perils like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and other …

Google Compare for Car Insurance Has Arrived

Google Compare for car insurance was introduced on Thursday in California, “with more states to follow,” the tech giant said. “Google Compare for car insurance provides a seamless, intuitive experience for connecting with your customers online,” the company said in …