Articles by Don Jergler

Vehicle Complexity, Labor ‘Reshaping’ Auto Insurance and Collision Repair: Report

New technologies and rising labor costs are putting pressure on auto insurance carriers and auto repairers by making repairs more costly and increasing repair times, trends that a new report asserts are “reshaping” the industries. The bottom-line message: Newer vehicles …

Takeaways from Our Conversation on ‘Fine Lines’ Cannabis Brokers and Operators Should Keep an Eye on

The devil is always in the details, and if you’re a cannabis business with a lot of product and cash to protect – as many dispensaries happen to be – you’ve got a lot of details to note. Brokers specializing …

Moody’s on Why 2023 Was So Warm and What Will Happen This Year

A Moody’s publication looks why it was so warm last year and the impacts the effects of global warming will have in 2024. The publication “Warmest Year; Warmest Months: Climate Change and El Niño Edged the Global Closer to the …

Takeaways from Our Conversation on Q1 2020 in Insuring Cannabis

Cannabis had a bit of a down year last year, but 2024 holds some hope for continued growth – maybe even a return to semblances of the old pace. As we head into the final month of the first quarter, …

Cannabis Sales Outlook Promising for Insuring Cannabis Specialists

A new report shows global legal cannabis spending grew to $36 billion in 2023, and more importantly, that languishing sales in longer-legal states may soon start to swing back up – two big, encouraging signs for insuring cannabis specialists. BDSA, …

Global Warming Exceeded Benchmark Over 12-Month Period for First Time on Record

Global warming exceeded temperatures of 1.5 degrees C over a 12-month period for the first time in record keeping. The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service released its findings in its Global Climate Highlights 2023 report on Thursday, calling out …

Founder of AgencyPoint in California Says Many Agencies Put Accounting on Backburner

Many small- to mid-sized agencies aren’t putting much thought into accounting, relegating the important function to the backburner by opting to use local accountants, agency management systems that may not be sufficient, or even relatives to keep track of their …

Takeaways from Our Conversation on Selling Insurance to Cannabis Businesses in Newly Legal States

It’s a new year, and one thing we can look forward to is more new states bringing their cannabis markets online. For insurance professionals, new states offer the challenges of new regulations and new clients to explain the complex world …

Study: Manmade Warming Increasing Drought in Western U.S.

Manmade warming has increased the prevalence and severity of concurrent drought and heat events, also termed hot droughts, across Western North America in the 20th-21st century, a new report shows. The authors of the report developed the Western North American …

Activist Group Scorecard: Insurers Adopting Policies on Oil and Gas Slowed in 2023

The number of insurers adopting policies on oil and gas has slowed, according to climate activist organization Insure Our Future’s seventh annual “Scorecard on Insurance, Fossil Fuels and the Climate Emergency” released this week. The scorecard assesses the policies on …