Articles by Don Jergler

West Regulation Report Card: California Most Politicized State

A report gives California’s insurance regulatory environment low marks for auto body repair rules, the insurance commissioner’s call for insurers to divest from coal, its prior approval law and being the “most politicized state in the country.” California was given …

Oakland Warehouse Fire Has Some Insurance Pros on Alert

People in the business of insuring warehouses, especially those where artists may be tenants, have been on high alert since a deadly fire on Dec. 2, 2016, broke out in a converted warehouse in Oakland, Calif. The so-called “Ghost Ship” …

Trump vs. California Climate Battle Brewing

California vs. Trump, so to speak, is shaping up to be a heavyweight match. On one side is the world’s sixth (or so) largest economy – home to Disneyland, Hollywood and Big Sur. On the other is the reality show …

West Regulation Report Card: California Most Politicized State

A report gives California’s insurance regulatory environment low marks for auto body repair rules, the insurance commissioner’s call for insurers to divest from coal, its prior approval law and being the “most politicized state in the country.” California was given …

Supporting the Troops: Industry Gives Back to Those Who Served

Many property/casualty insurance carriers have focused their charitable efforts on veterans, and they’ve done so for a number of good reasons. One important reason for adopting veterans causes was explained by Glenn Elmore, director of sales training for Combined Insurance, …

Operation Healing Forces Unique Charity Created by Insurance Executive Markel

Gary Markel was at home one evening watching a television show on volunteers helping wounded veterans scuba dive in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some had missing limbs, and others had severe disabilities. They and the volunteers persevered …

The California Earthquake Authority 20 Years Later

It was 20 years ago this month that insurers began selling California Earthquake Authority policies — two years off of a hard lesson learned by the state’s residents and its insurance market. But 20 years later are we any better …

Is Climate Change Causing Colder Weather and More Snow in Eastern U.S.?

Baby, it’s cold outside. And guess what? Climate change could make it even colder. December’s a great time to talk about climate change and global warming – it’s cold and blustery across many parts of the U.S., and there’s even …

California’s Surplus Export List Getting Interest Ahead of Upcoming Hearing

Ben McKay, executive director of the Surplus Lines Association of California, said his phone has been quite a bit busier lately ahead of a public hearing on Friday on the state’s export list. People in the insurance industry during the …

Swiss Re’s U.S. Solar Power Plant is One Part of Its Climate Change Commitment

Swiss Re’s solar power installation at its U.S. headquarters in Armonk, N.Y., a 2-megawatt facility expected to be up and running by late spring 2017, is just one part of a green theme that the carrier has been writing for …