Risk Information

New Division Assistant Director - Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes has been promoted to be the new Assistant Director of Claims and Loss Control.  Steve replaces Mark Petersen, who left Risk in October of 2022.
Steve joined the Division of Risk Management as an Auto and Bus Loss Control & Liability Consultant in December 2019.  In June 2020, Steve was promoted to DRM’s Loss Control Manager.  Steve has 19 years of experience as a claims adjuster and claims manager.  He worked for Bear River Mutual Insurance Company for 16 years and for Progressive Insurance Company for over 3 years.
Steve received his BS from the University of Utah in Economics (GO UTES!!!).  He also earned an Associate in Claims and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter degrees from the Insurance Institutes of America.  He is excited about the opportunity to serve our state’s diverse agencies, school districts, charter schools, and institutions of higher education.

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Loss Control

Reduces and prevents risks through identification, assessment, treatment, and follow-up.

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Investigates and handles the processing of claims and related issues.

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Support Services

Statement of Values, Rebates, and Technical Programs.

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Applies strategy and analytics to help entities discover the "Why's" behind claim losses.

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Division of Risk Management

The Division of Risk Management's role is to insure and protect State assets, promote safety, and help prevent losses for State Risk Fund participants which include State Agencies, State Institutions of Higher Education, School Districts, and participating Charter Schools. We approach loss control and claims management in a proactive and collaborative way in partnership with our clients.