Idaho News

Wildfire Threatens Homes, Cabins Near Lake in Idaho

Roughly 200 people were told to evacuate and sheriff’s deputies were trying to track down campers and other recreationists after a wildfire exploded in Idaho’s scenic Sawtooth National Forest over the long holiday weekend. Lightning sparked the Ross Fork Fire …

Idaho Gearing up for Wildfire Season with Bolstered Crews

Cooler and wetter weather this spring has alleviated drought concerns in much of Idaho but spurred grass growth that could cause large rangeland wildfires in the southern part of the state as plants dry out this summer, wildfire forecasters told …

Task Force: Idaho Must Shore Up Cybersecurity

Idaho needs to be better prepared to defend against inevitable cyberattacks that could harm individuals, businesses and critical infrastructure, the Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force said in a new report. The 34-page report contains 18 major recommendations that include providing active …

PURE is Now Serving Members in Idaho

Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange is now serving Idaho, completing its national expansion into all 50 states. PURE offers specialty insurance products designed for individuals and families, including coverage for high value homeowners, automobile, collections, watercraft, personal excess liability, fraud and …

PURE Launches Insurance Services in Idaho

Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange, a policyholder-owned property/casualty insurer, it is now serving Idaho. The move completes its national expansion into all 50 states. PURE offers specialty insurance products, including coverage for high value homeowners, automobile, collections, watercraft, personal excess liability, …

Idaho’s Workers’ Comp Rates Decreasing 7% for 2022

The National Council on Compensation Insurance recently submitted its annual rate recommendation. NCCI’s recommendation is based on claims volume, claims utilization, workforce, and wages, as well as any changes in rules or legislation. After review and discussion of the recommendation, …

Arson Suspected in Idaho Theme Park Fire

Authorities suspect an arsonist set a wooden roller coaster on fire in an overnight blaze at a northern Idaho theme park. The Kootenai Sheriff’s Office responded to the Silverwood Theme Park near the town of Athol at about 1:30 am …

Idaho Distracted Driving Law Kicks in, Insurers May Consider Citations in Rates

Starting Jan. 1, drivers violating Idaho’s hands-free device, distracted driving law risked getting a citation. The law has been in effect since July 1, but Idaho State Police troopers have been issuing warnings to drivers about the dangers of distracted …

Worker’s Compensation Rates to Decrease in Idaho for 2021

A proposal for a 1.7% overall rate decrease to Idaho workers’ compensation insurance, effective Jan. 1, 2021, has been approved by the Idaho Department of Insurance. The proposed rate change is recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. The …

Cellphone While Driving Ban Goes into Effect in Idaho

Effective July 1 using a handheld phone while operating a moving motor vehicle in Idaho is prohibited. Idaho drivers will receive warnings until Jan. 1, 2021. The American Property Casualty Insurance Association is applauding the change. “Distracted driving and the …