Articles by Don Jergler

Takeaways from Talk About Regulators and Cannabis Insurance

There’s a shortage of carriers offering insurance to cannabis businesses in numerous states, causing these businesses to pay more for policies or go underinsured. Regulators in several states are stepping in and putting some time and resources into encouraging more …

Grim California Wildfire Outlook Has Insurers Forking Over Big Bucks for Modeling

Severe drought and searing temperatures are not the only proof that Californians should be worried about wildfires this year. A glaring piece of evidence that there’s ample cause for concern is this: those who will be on the hook for …

Is a Climate Change-Driven ‘Megadrought’ Looming over Parts of U.S.?

The Western U.S. could be in for a wild ride thanks to climate change. That’s the brunt of the buzz in the news this week, as multiple media outlets gave heavy coverage to the severe drought and heatwave currently creeping …

Takeaways from Talk About Regulators and Cannabis Insurance

There’s a shortage of carriers offering insurance to cannabis businesses in numerous states, causing these businesses to pay more for policies or go underinsured. Regulators in several states are stepping in and putting some time and resources into encouraging more …

California’s Harsh EPLI Landscape Made Worse by COVID

It’s common knowledge that the employee practices liability insurance arena nationwide has been unfriendly to buyers. Earlier this year, a survey of 20 EPLI carriers showed 15 reported rate increases for the line ranging from 5% to 35%. The problem …

Western U.S. Wildfires Have Made Insurance Tough for Contractors

Things look bad with California’s ever-sooner wildfire season seemingly approaching and what’s shaping up to be a severe drought across the Western U.S. The plague of wildfires in the past few years in California have made things tough for residents …

U.S. Insurers Lag Euro Counterparts in Climate Rating Report

Legislation to provide farmers with tools to help New York efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change is making its way through state Legislature. The Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act passed the Assembly unanimously last week, and was …

Western U.S. Wildfires Have Made Insurance for Contractors a Tough Buy

Things look bad with California’s ever-sooner wildfire season seemingly approaching and what’s shaping up to be a severe drought across the Western U.S. The plague of wildfires in the past few years in California have made things tough for residents …

California’s Harsh EPLI Landscape Made Worse by COVID

It’s common knowledge that the employee practices liability insurance arena nationwide has been unfriendly to buyers. Earlier this year, a survey of 20 EPLI carriers showed 15 reported rate increases for the line ranging from 5% to 35%. The problem …

Two Takeaways from Delta-8 Conversation

Delta-8 is generating quite a buzz over what appears to be legal loophole enabling the production and sales of the intoxicating product in both legal and non-legal states. New York just became the latest state to ban delta-8 THC, as …