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The state of Utah is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework which is a highly coordinated state-based national system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace. Through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), U.S. insurance regulators.

Establish national standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews and coordinate their regulatory oversight to better protect the interests of consumers while ensuring a strong, viable insurance marketplace. U.S. insurance regulators also participate in the Internationa l Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) along with the NAIC by participating in major standard setting initiatives, including working with fellow regulators from around the world to better supervise cross-border insurers, identifying systemic risk in the insurance sector, and creating international best practices.

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Bountiful and Centerville residents affected by the Gun Range Fire should begin by contacting their insurer or insurance agent to verify their coverage for fire, smoke, and water damage. Your insurance card will have a phone number for filing claims printed on it. You can also contact the Utah Insurance Department for help finding the right contact.

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A number of powerful snowfalls in early 2019 brought plenty of snow to Utah’s mountain ranges. The state’s snowpack totals are averaging more than 130 percent of normal, and as spring temperatures increase, the potential for flooding increases with it. […]

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For most people, health insurance is the financing mechanism to manage personal health care costs. Health insurance protects against the risk of financial loss that can occur from unexpected accidents and illnesses. It also provides a way for chronic health problems to be treated and managed in ways that many people could not otherwise afford. Because health insurance is so important to the citizens of Utah, it is in the interest of the State to monitor and maintain a stable health insurance industry. […]

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The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your insurance coverage needs. Changing circumstances may require updated policies. Did you have a baby? Get married? Purchase a new home or car? If so, you’ll want to check whether you have the right protection. […]

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Electric scooter sharing is a new phenomenon that has led to a new entrant in major city traffic lanes. There are hundreds of scooters in some cities, and that has created new insurance implications for riders, cities and insurance companies. […]

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It’s the end of summer and kids are back at school. For older students, that can mean college in another city or state. A parent’s insurance policy may cover a child even while the child is living outside the home, but not always. […]

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On January 13, 2016, the Third Judicial District Court of Salt Lake County, State of Utah issued an Order for the Liquidation of Arches Mutual Insurance Company, a Utah health insurance company. Please see the below links for information regarding the liquidation […]

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Penn Treaty Network America Insurance Company and American Network Insurance Company are affiliated long-term care insurance companies that went into liquidation on March 1, 2017. Information about the companies’ liquidation can be found on Penn Treaty’s website, http://www.penntreaty.com/Liquidation.aspx […]

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The Utah Insurance Department is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework which is a highly coordinated state-based national system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace.

Through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), U.S. insurance regulators establish national standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews and coordinate their regulatory oversight to better protect the interests of consumers while ensuring a strong, viable insurance marketplace. U.S. insurance regulators also participate in the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) along with the NAIC by participating in major standard setting initiatives, including working with fellow regulators from around the world to better supervise cross-border insurers, identifying systemic risk in the insurance sector, and creating international best practices.

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