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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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Wildfire season has arrived in Utah. Summer’s higher temperatures and lower precipitation make it easier for fires to start and harder to put out. This can increase the number of damaged structures and homes in areas affected by wildfires.

“This time of year is especially hazardous for homes near wilderness areas,” said Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd E. Kiser. “But taking the appropriate steps early in wildfire season can be helpful if you need to file a claim. I always advise taking the first step of making a home inventory as a general precaution.”

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Please take notice that the Utah Insurance Commissioner has received an application from American Enterprise Mutual Holding Company, an Iowa domiciled mutual insurance holding company (“AEMHC”), and American Republic Insurance Company, an Iowa corporation (“American Republic” and, together with AEMHC, the “Applicants”), to acquire control of Great Western Insurance Company, a Utah domestic insurance company (“GWIC”). The acquisition of control will be accomplished by American Republic purchasing all of GWIC’s issued and outstanding shares of capital stock from […]

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Utahns who need health insurance coverage on January 1, 2018 must sign up before open enrollment closes on December 15. Open enrollment is the one time during the year when all Utahns can buy insurance through the individual market either on Healthcare.gov or directly from an insurer.

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Arch Reinsurance Ltd. of Pembroke, Bermuda (AA-3194126) has applied to become a Certified Reinsurer in the State of Utah. Please contact Eric Showgren (eshowgren@utah.gov or 801-537- 9174) with the Utah Insurance Department no later than January 8, 2018, with any concerns or questions you may have.

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The Liquidator intends to make a partial distribution of money owed to claimants by the Arches estate in the near future. If you have changed your address or name since services were provided to Arches’ patients please update that information with the Special Deputy Liquidator immediately. […]

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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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The Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recommended today that in light of the anticipated high volume of flood-damaged automobiles in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, consumers educate themselves about a vehicle’s history before making any purchase decisions. […]

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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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