Articles by Don Jergler

Former California State Fund Executive Fined for Conflict of Interest

A former top executive at California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund has admitted to charges of a conflict of interest in awarding contacts to a software firm while he was at State Fund, it was made public in February by the …

Cost Savings in California Workers’ Comp Reform May Fall Short

California’s sweeping workers’ compensation reform is working for the most part, but some of the savings may not materialize thanks to pressure on the system, according to Dave Bellusci, executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief actuary at the …

Secret Service Agent Says Many Cyber Breaches Go Unreported

Many breaches in data security may be going unreported by American businesses. That’s according to Kirk Arthur, supervisory special agent for the U.S. Secret Service’s San Francisco field office. “Businesses simply don’t report it,” said Arthur, who was speaking in …

Seattle Mayor Warns of Uber Crackdown

Uber Technologies Inc. and other taxi services that let people summon drivers by smartphone might be shut down in Seattle if they don’t carry more insurance, Mayor Ed Murray said. “They have to start accepting a certain level of regulation,” …

Southern California’s Construction Sector Continues to Heat

Southern California’s construction sector continues to gain momentum, making good on positive outlooks issued late last year, and agents and brokers who deal in this segment can’t be any happier – especially those who remember the historically rough times that …

Former California State Fund Executive Fined for Conflict of Interest

A former top executive at California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund has admitted to charges of a conflict of interest in awarding contacts to a software firm while he was at State Fund, it was made public on Friday by the …

Southern California’s Construction Sector Continues to Heat

Southern California’s construction sector continues to gain momentum, making good on positive outlooks issued late last year, and agents and brokers who deal in this segment can’t be any happier – especially those who remember the historically rough times that …

Barney & Barney CEO Speaks Out on MMA Acquisition

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC has acquired San Diego, Calif.-based Barney & Barney LLC, making Barney & Barney MMA’s Western regional hub. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Barney & Barney CEO Paul Hering, who will continue to …

Transportation Network Companies, Uber Liability Gap Worry Insurers

There’s a growing concern over a gap between personal and commercial insurance where ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are concerned – and slowly states and cities across the country are taking a look at how liability should be handled …

Infantino Named Education Director for Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance

Laurie Infantino, AFIS, CIC, CISC, CISR, ACSR, CRIS, has been named Education Director of Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance. The insurance education professional will focus on the quality of the instructors and the education content offered by Insurance Journal’s Academy …