Articles by Don Jergler

Cavignac & Associates in California Names White Human Resources Risk Advisor

San Diego, Calif.-based Cavignac & Associates has named Jessica White a human resources risk advisor. White will provide advice to Cavignac & Associates’ clients to help them reduce the frequency and severity of their employee claims. She primarily interacts with …

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Harnetiaux in California

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has named Kevin Harnetiaux senior vice president and chief operating officer of EPIC’s Sacramento, Cailf. Region, including Gold River, Calif., and Reno, Nev. Harnetiaux joins from the State Fund of California, where he was executive …

Oregon Study Shows California Workers’ Comp Rates Falling, but Still High

Workers’ compensation premium rates fell considerably nationwide, while California continued to see among the worst rates in the nation, according to a new study out from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. The department puts out its Oregon …

ShakeOut an Opportunity to Sell Earthquake Policies in California and Beyond

Millions of people are expected to drop, cover and hold on at 10:18 a.m. PST on Thursday, which should be a good opportunity for insurance agents to try and sell some policies, according to the head of the California Earthquake …

Doing the Right Thing

Doing the right thing was the key to unlocking employee happiness at EPG Insurance in Scottsdale, Ariz. EPG, which recently changed its name and branding to accommodate a shorter form of Eaton-Provident Group, was voted by its employees for the …

Insurtech Jumpstart Rolls out Parametric Earthquake Product for Californians

A firm that wants to make a name for itself as the first parametric insurtech in the U.S. for earthquakes has officially launched in California, over a year after its anticipated original launch date. Jumpstart Insurance Solutions Inc., a licensed …

The IPCC Climate Change Report and Implications for Insurers

A report out earlier this week from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t say a whole lot about insurance, but the implications for the industry are hard to ignore. Chief among those implications is the possibility that society will …

e3 Insurance Joins Valley Insurance Agency Alliance in Midwest

e3 Insurance recently joined Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, a group of more than 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. e3 Insurance is a strategic partnership between Christopher Lawrence Stone and John Moriarty, founder of e3 ConsultantsGROUP. Stone also …

Lloyd’s U.S. Chief Says They’re Ready to Get into Canadian Cannabis Market

Lloyd’s is set to get into Canada’s cannabis market when recreational marijuana becomes legal there on Oct. 17, according to Hank Watkins, president of Lloyd’s America Inc. Watkins was speaking today at the 2018 Insurance Forum, an annual event in …

Insurtech Jumpstart Rolls out Parametric Earthquake Product for Californians

A firm that wants to make a name for itself as the first parametric insurtech in the U.S. for earthquakes has officially launched in California, over a year after its anticipated original launch date. Jumpstart Insurance Solutions Inc., a licensed …