Articles by Don Jergler

Schwarzenegger Discusses Risk at California Insurance Forum

It turns out characters like Conan the Barbarian, the cyborg from Terminator and Dutch the protagonist in the original “Predator” movie, know a thing or two about risk. Definitely the actor who portrayed them does. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday …

Earthquake Resilience Topic at Southern California Conference

Most people aren’t prepared for the big one. If there was one common theme at a three-day earthquake conference in downtown Long Beach, Calif., that was it. The National Earthquake Conference, which runs through Friday, is a quadrennial event bringing …

Lloyd’s America Chief Says E&S Sector ‘Best Kept Secret’

If insurance is the best kept secret in the business world, then the E&S sector is the best kept secret in the insurance industry. That’s according to Hank Watkins, president of Lloyd’s America, who talked fondly in mid-April about excess …

Schwarzenegger, Hartwig to Headline May Southern California Symposium

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will headline an event this month at a Southern California university to benefit insurance students. Schwarzenegger will be joined by Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute, who could be making …

Climate Change and The Conservative Republican

If you’re a conservative Republican, there’s a decent chance that you believe in climate change. Compared with two years ago that is. Don’t tell this to Rush Limbaugh or presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Although he seems to have warmed a …

Employee Vs. Contractor Debate to Get Even Hotter: RIMS

The employee vs. contractor debate has the potential to have a major impact on the insurance industry, according to a pair of experts speaking on the topic at a recent conference in San Diego, Calif. It’s estimated there are 10 …

Half of Insurance Shoppers Giving Inaccurate Information

It seems there’s no shortage of financial dishonesty. Two recent surveys seem to indicate that many of us are perfectly willing to lie to save a few bucks. A survey of 2,115 American adults from NerdWallet released in March shows a …

RIMS 2016: Star Trek Tools, Workers Comp’s Future Help Draw Biggest Crowd in 13 Years

Workers’ compensation, geopolitical risks, recalls, disaster response, the captive industry and cyber security were among the topics of sessions held throughout the final day of the annual RIMS conference for risk management and insurance professionals in San Diego, Calif. The …

Few Small Businesses Feel the Need to Prepare for Climate Change

Constant reminders in the media over threats of rising sea levels, more frequent storms, or the promise of blistering droughts along with water scarcity still won’t get people to prepare for the anticipated effects of climate change. Getting people to …

RIMS 2016: Sea Level Rise Will Be Worse and Come Sooner

Think sea level rise will be moderate and something we can all plan for? Think again. Sea levels could rise by much more than originally anticipated, and much faster, according to new data being collected by scientists studying the melting …