In April, UCIP held our annual Risk Coordinators Workshop at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. We have uploaded the videos of the Workshop to our YouTube page, which can be viewed here.
On Monday, May 7, the UCIP/UAC offices experienced a power outage. While power was quickly restored, our phone lines continue to be down. We expect that phone service will be restored within a couple of days. In the interim, if you need to get a hold of UCIP staff, please contact us between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the following numbers:
Johnnie Miller – (801) 718-7107
Sonya White – (801) 558-8060
Korby Siggard – (801) 386-2468
Alex Getts – (801) 815-4669
In March, two representatives from the UCIP Board and its officers attended the world’s largest member Association of Governmental Risk Pools’ (AGRiP) Annual Governance and Leadership Conference. Training received included: multigenerational workplace, job descriptions and retention strategies, mentoring and leadership programs, updates on federal employment laws, wrongful incarcerations claims, sovereign immunity and tort caps, and cyber liability.
During this Conference, UCIP’s own Johnnie Miller received AGRIP’s highest individual award; the Excellence in Service Award. Miller’s impressive 30 years contribution and service to public entity pooling nationally and locally earned him this honor. Miller’s education, knowledge, experience and willingness to advocate for pooling sets a standard of performance for others. UCIP is fortunate to have Miller as its CEO and advocate.
We’re happy to report that our calendar now reflects months worth of training opportunities UCIP members will find beneficial, including UCIP training and UAC conferences, as well as training and seminar sessions from our affiliates with the Utah Safety Council, Workers Compensation Fund, and more. These sessions will be updated, so please keep an eye on the calendar for a comprehensive listing of training sessions offered by UCIP and our affiliates.
In addition to the affiliate on-site training sessions offered, UCIP, the Utah Safety Council, Workers Compensation Fund, and other affiliates offer on-demand online training which you can access at any time through our website. We are also happy to schedule on-site training for UCIP members. Please contact Alex to make these arrangements.
The Utah Association of Counties‘ Management Conference will be held April 26-26 at the Dixie Center in St. George. This year’s theme, “Utah Unites”, is a nod to the first-ever collaborative conference with the Utah League of Cities and Towns. This year, Thursday, April 26 we will be holding joint general and breakout sessions with our friends at the League.
For further information on the conference and registration instructions, please click here.
Johnnie Miller, Chief Executive Officer of the Utah Counties Indemnity Pool (UCIP), will be honored next month at the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) Conference. Miller was chosen by the AGRiP Board of Directors to receive AGRiP’s highest individual award, the Excellence in Service Award, in recognition of his three decades of service to the public entity pooling profession. Miller has developed a well-rounded base of expertise. As CEO of UCIP since 2008, he is often called upon to interpret statutes governing public entities in the State of Utah. He maintains relationships with several state officials, and is heavily involved in the Counties’ Civil Attorneys Legislative Advisory Committee and the Utah Association of Counties Legislative Committee. He holds multiple professional designations through the Insurance Institute of America and the National Alliance for Insurance Education. A former member of the AGRiP Board of Directors, Miller has also served in several committee positions for County Reinsurance Limited (CRL), served on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities Mutual Insurance Company (NLCMIC) , and is president of Utah’s Chapter of the Public Risk Management Association. AGRiP is the world’s largest member association of governmental risk pools, with over 500 members in the U.S., Canada and Australia.
The Great Utah ShakeOut will occur on Thursday, April 19, and is a fantastic way to prepare to survive and recover from an earthquake.
Although you’re not likely to feel most of them, Utah experiences 800 earthquakes on average per year. With a major earthquake expected to occur at some point along the Wasatch Fault Line, the damage to life and land in Northern Utah would be devastating. That’s why now, more than ever, it is important to be prepared.
More than 1 million Utahns participated in the ShakeOut last year, and we hope you will join us in participating this year. There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, scouts, and others to participate in the ShakeOut, to get prepared for earthquakes, and to share what you’re doing with others so they can do the same. Please visit the Great Utah ShakeOut for ideas on how to participate and prepare this year.
This annual safety conference will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics, keynote speakers, networking luncheons, and an expo highlighting the latest in safety products and services. This conference will provide you with a great opportunity to network with others while learning from presenters and keynote speakers.
The rate for Utah Safety Council members is $250 — non-members may attend for $350, while students may attend for $50. Groups of 5 or more qualify for a discounted rate.
We believe this is just one more way to meet your safety needs. Get more information here.
Please join us in welcoming UCIP’s newest staff member, Alex Getts.
Alex has accepted the newly created position of Education & Training Specialist. He will be coordinating educational opportunities for UCIP Members and members of the Utah Association of Counties (UAC), plan conferences and meetings, and develop effective training programs for members. He is pleased to be joining UCIP and looks forward to working with the members.
Alex is a Utah native, having lived in the Salt Lake area the majority of his life. He attended Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah, where he graduated with a degree in political science. Following his undergraduate, he attended Penn State University, where he earned a master’s degree specializing in public health preparedness.
Alex has worked in a few different fields prior to joining UCIP. For a number of years, he worked at a firm in Sugar House where he designed and drafted fire alarm systems before moving to education in coordinative roles at Western Governors University and the University of Utah. However, he’s always had an eye on moving into a deeper association with local or state government, and is exceptionally happy to be joining UCIP.
Alex lives in Millcreek with his wife and children.
Alex will be reaching out to each of the Risk Coordinators soon but feel free to contact him at: 801-307-2122 or email@example.com.
The State of Utah mandates that all boiler and pressure vessel equipment are required to be inspected and issued a permit to operate once every two years. Our reinsurer, County Reinsurance Limited, has partnered with Hartford Steam Boiler to conduct these inspections for UCIP members at no cost to the member. Please click here for information on scheduling inspections.