Utah News

A.M. Best Upgrades Prime Insurance Company with an A Rating

Specialty Excess and Surplus Lines Carrier’s Financial Stability Affirmed Chicago, Illinois, Salt Lake City, Utah and Naples, Florida, September 26, 2017- Prime Insurance Company announced today that A.M. Best Co. has upgraded their financial strength rating from A- to A …

Official Blames Humans for Utah’s Wildfire Cost Doubling

Utah State Forester Brian Cottam said “stupid human tricks” have led to the states’ wildfire bill being double what it usually is. Cottam says the cost to Utah for this year’s wildfires is projected to be $18 million, while the …

Utah Blaze Now Nation’s Largest Active Wildfire

The nation’s largest wildfire is burning in Utah and has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a mountain area that’s home to a ski town. Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire …

Utah Tattoo Parlor Settles with Man Who Has HIV

A 27-year-old Utah college student with HIV has reached a settlement with a tattoo parlor that denied him service based on his medical condition. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that denying the student service was a violation of the Americans …

$300K Settlement in 2012 Utah Fire to be Paid by Insurer

Utah officials have reached a $300,000 settlement with a man accused of starting a 2012 fire that led to the evacuation than 1,000 northwestern Utah homes. The Daily Herald reported the Utah County Commission approved the settlement with Kenneth Nielsen …

Utah Drivers Lie About Medical Conditions to Keep Motoring, Officials Say

State officials say many Utah residents lie about their medical conditions so they can keep driving without restrictions. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state relies on people to report medical conditions themselves, which creates a scenario where lying is …

Prime Holdings Insurance Services, Inc. Receives Capital Investment

Salt Lake City, UT, June 13, 2017- Prime Holdings Insurance Services, Inc., (“Prime”), announced that it received $10,000,000 from an undisclosed insurance enterprise in exchange for 2,000 shares of Prime’s non-voting common stock. All proceeds will be contributed to Prime’s …

Big Bills Faced by Utahans Who Don’t Have Flood Insurance

It’s been more than two months since northern Utah resident Wyatt Brammer’s house was damaged from flooding and he still hasn’t gotten it fixed. After 33 inches of water filled his basement, he said, it could cost as much as …

Search And Rescue Insurance Introduced in Utah

A program has been introduced allowing Utah residents to pay a small fee to have any potential search and rescue costs waived. An individual can purchase a $25 annual insurance so they won’t have to pay expensive rescue costs if …

CEO and President of E&S Carrier Takes Flight Across The Country to Meet With Agents and Brokers

Chicago and Salt Lake City, January 26, 2017- Nothing stands between Rick J. Lindsey, CEO, Chairman and President of Prime Insurance Company, and the great agents and brokers of this country. Starting Monday, February 6, 2017, Lindsey kicks off his …