Articles by Don Jergler

NOAA Expects Sea Level Rise to Produce Record Coastal Flooding This Year

Break out the galoshes. The projected increase in high tide flooding in 2018 may be as much as 60 percent higher across U.S. coastlines compared to typical flooding about 20 years ago, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and …

California State Fund Says it Reduced Opioid Prescriptions by 60%

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund is reporting a significant reduction in the number of opioid prescriptions for injured workers through a program launched four years ago. State Fund’s opioid-reduction strategy, which included early prevention in new cases and reduction of …

WCIRB: California Workers’ Comp Written Premium to be Down Again This Year

Lower workers’ compensation rates in California will bring down written premium once again this year, according to a forecast from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. That revelation is expected in a full report on the state of California’s workers’ …

California State Fund Says it Reduced Opioid Prescriptions by 60%

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund is reporting a significant reduction in the number of opioid prescriptions for injured workers through a program launched four years ago. State Fund’s opioid-reduction strategy, which included early prevention in new cases and reduction of …

NOAA Expects Sea Level Rise to Produce Record Coastal Flooding This Year

Break out the galoshes. The projected increase in high tide flooding in 2018 may be as much as 60 percent higher across U.S. coastlines compared to typical flooding about 20 years ago, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and …

Hawaii Insurance Agent Busy Sorting out Coverage Mess from Lava Flows

It could be an understatement to say Amber Lopez, principal at Pacific Island Insurance LLC in Hawaii, has been busy over the past month as the island state’s erupting Kilauea sends lava flows throughout neighborhoods. Lava has burned down some …

Lloyd’s Index Shows $92B at Risk in North American Cities Each Year

Cities in the U.S. and Canada stand to lose $92.96 billion per year to risks like market crash, cyber attack and flood, an index from Lloyd’s released today shows. Lloyd’s newly issued City Risk Index, which produces estimates of how …

California Workers’ Comp Directors and Officers Cleanup Law Takes Effect July 1

A new law that enables corporate directors and officers owning at least 10 percent of a business to opt out of workers’ compensation coverage goes into effect on July 1. The law is intended to reduce the threshold of ownership, …

3 Things Insurance Professionals Should Know in Honor of Wine Day

National Wine Day is a thing. And it’s today. Oenophiles probably know that May 25 is Wine Day, but the annual celebration of fermented grapes might be news to those who only like, but don’t necessarily love, all things wine. …

Professor Says Window to Prevent Dangerous Impacts from Climate Change Closing Fast

Costs from climate change-driven extreme weather events are on the rise, and the amount of time left to stop those impacts before they get progressively worse is rapidly closing, according to a Columbia University professor speaking on Tuesday during a …