Articles by Don Jergler

Caring at Liberty Company Insurance Brokers

The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers Inc. in Woodland Hills, Calif., offered the perfect Hollywood ending for Bill Johnson. Johnson started the brokerage fresh out of college in 1987, then later took a break to get into the film industry with …

Should Upcoming California Commissioner’s Hearing on Wildfires Concern Insurers?

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will convene a “virtual investigatory hearing” on Monday to initiate a series of regulatory actions that will protect residents from the increasing risk of wildfires. Several years of destructive wildfires have made insurance expensive and difficult …

Washington Commissioner’s Climate Summit Highlighted Area, Global Vulnerabilities

“The insurance buying public wants to know that insurance is going to be available and affordable to them when they need it.” That was the take-home message from Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, who hosted a half-day virtual summit on …

When Caring Matters Most

The phrase “truly cares” gets thrown around a lot, but it is being used so often by employees at Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers that it was impossible to write it off as a cliche. “WGB truly cares for …

Cannabis Broker Spotlight: Sawyer of Cross Insurance Says Work Building Cannabis Business Worth it

Editor’s note: This part of a series of profiles on cannabis brokers, in which Insurance Journal explores why and how these folks got into the business, the ups and downs of insuring cannabis, as well as a few tips for …

New York, California Could be Fastest Growing States for Renewables

U.S. environmental policies will drive long-term demand for renewable energy, Moody’s Investors Service said in a new report. The report depicts a “a credit positive for renewable energy developers” in the U.S. despite a downturn in demand for electricity during …

Fire Weather May Improve for Pacific Northwest, No Such Luck for Tinderbox California

Rains may bring some reprieve to those suffering from massive blazes in the Pacific Northwest in the next few weeks, but forecasters don’t expect any help for wildfire-plagued California anytime soon. That’s according to briefing call on Friday morning held …

More Americans Consider CBD, Giving Insurance and Other Ancillary Businesses a Push

Most people in the cannabis space expect CBD to be big, but a new report highlights the potential of the cannabis product, which has some in the insurance community already stepping up their game. New Frontier Data on Thursday issued …

Cannabis Broker Spotlight: Mark Edwards’ Jackson Paired a Passion for Cannabis with Financial Acumen

Editor’s note: This part of a series of profiles on cannabis brokers, in which Insurance Journal explores why and how these folks got into the business, the ups and downs of insuring cannabis, as well as a few tips for …

At-Bay in California Names Felton Head of Partnerships

At-Bay has named Kristie Felton head of partnerships. Felton will spearhead At-Bay’s collaboration with digital distribution partners, including digital broker platforms, enterprise technology companies and professional associations. She has with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She …