Articles by Don Jergler

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 …

Report Urges Urgent Action from Financial Regulators to Address Climate Change

Yet another report in a long line of reports is out urging urgent action from financial regulators, including insurance regulators, the Federal Reserve and the Securities Exchange Commission. The report was commissioned by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and …

Insurance Office of America Adds Moreno to Western Region Team

Insurance Office of America has added Jeremy Moreno as a commercial property/casualty and employee benefits risk advisor. Moreno specializes in agriculture, construction, and employee benefits. He was previously a vice president and risk advisor with Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services. …

California Wildfire Bills Expire as Legislature Recesses, But One Bill Expected to Return

Several big wildfire bills were left on the table when the California Legislature ended its session earlier this week, but you can expect at least one bill to make a comeback in some form. Assembly Bill 2167, authored by Assemblyman …

Cannabis Broker Spotlight: AlphaRoot’s Bock Approaches Space with Teacher Mindset

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 …

Actuaries Index: Extreme Climate Conditions Hit New High in Winter 2019–20

A multiyear trend of increasing climate condition measurements from the U.S. and Canada hit a new high in winter 2019-2020, according a new Actuaries Climate Index released this week. The quarterly data’s key metric of a seasonal five-year moving average …

Cannabis Broker Spotlight: Embroker’s Samuels Says Diving in Was Key to Success

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 …