Articles by Don Jergler

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 …

The California Earthquake Authority 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago today 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 off? Glenn Pomeroy, the …

Report: Big One Along Full Length of San Andreas Could Be Quite Destructive

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both Northern and Southern California at the same time could wreak much more havoc than most may believe. Such an event, once considered impossible up until demonstrated otherwise by the U.S. …

Will Legal Weed in California Increase Demand for It from Injured Workers?

Just how legalized weed in California will impact workers’ compensation is still uncertain, but what is certain is that the insurance industry can soon expect to be grappling with issues around paying for marijuana for injured workers. The California Workers’ …

Zurich’s Sustainable U.S. Campus Is One Part of Its Green Ambitions

The voice of Zurich North America Chief Legal Officer Dennis Kerrigan swelled with pride as he described the carrier’s new headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., and its importance to Zurich’s overall philosophy about environmental and social responsibility. The 783,800-square-foot corporate campus …

Report: Big One Along Full-length of San Andreas Could be Quite Destructive

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both Northern and Southern California at the same time could wreak much more havoc than most may believe. Such an event, once considered impossible up until demonstrated otherwise by the U.S. Geological …

New Woodruff-Sawyer CEO Plans to Continue National Footprint Expansion

Continued growth and expansion of the national footprint are part of the course being plotted for San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. by new CEO Andy Barrengos. Barrengos’s appointment by the firm’s board of directors takes effect on Nov. 30; …

Will Legal Weed in California Increase Demand for It from Injured Workers?

Just how legalized weed in California will impact workers’ compensation is still uncertain, but what is certain is that the insurance industry can soon expect to be grappling with issues around paying for marijuana for injured workers. The California Workers’ …