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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Bulletin Number 2022-10 Autism Spectrum Disorder Maximum Benefit for Coverage for Behavioral Therapy

I.          PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THIS BULLETIN

The purpose of this bulletin is to address a provision of S.C. Code Ann. § 38-71-280, added by 2007 S.C. Act No. 65.  Subsection (E) requires that...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Bulletin Number 2022-09 Policyholder Notification of Proposed Premium Rate Increase

On May 16, 2022, Governor Henry McMaster signed into law House Bill H. 4832 which amends Section 2, Chapter 72, Title 38 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws.  This amendment adds Section 38-72-78 which requires insurers writing long-term care...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

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I.          NOTICE OF TENTATIVE CREDIT ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE RATES

Regulation 69-11.1, Regulation of Credit Insurance, requires the South Carolina Department of Insurance (Department) to promulgate tenta...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Bulletin 2022-07

I.          NOTICE OF TENTATIVE CREDIT ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE RATES

Regulation 69-11.1, Regulation of Credit Insurance, requires the South Carolina Department of Insurance (Department) to promulgate tenta...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Bulletin 2022-06

I.          NOTICE OF TENTATIVE CREDIT PROPERTY INSURANCE RATES

Regulation 69-11.1, Regulation of Credit Insurance, requires the South Carolina Department of Insurance to promulgate tentative rates for credit pr...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Bulletin 2022-05

The South Carolina Department of Insurance administers the South Carolina Safe Home Mitigation Grant Program as set forth in S.C. Code Ann. § 38-75-485 (2017). The program provides matching and non-matching grant funds to help coastal property ow...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Bulletin 2022-02 Addendum I to Bulletin 2013-12

  1. TRANSITIONAL POLICY EXTENSION

On March 23, 2022, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) issued an Insurance Standards Bulletin to extend the transitional policy (now referred to as a non-enforcement policy by CCIIO) that was or...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Bulletin 2022-04 CE Exemption for Licensed Producers Aged 65 with 25 years of Licensure

On May 16, 2022, Governor Henry McMaster signed into law Senate Bill S. 158 which amends Section 38-43-106 of the South Carolina Code of Laws relating to continuing education requirements for licensed insurance producers.   The amended section no...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Bulletin 2022-03 Withdrawal from the IIPRC

TO:                All Insurers and HMOs Licensed to Transact Insurance Business within the State of South Carolina

FROM:          Michael ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Bulletin 2022-01 Withdrawn Bulletins

Purpose and Scope

The South Carolina Department of Insurance is reviewing bulletins issued since 1999 and has determined the following bulletins must be withdrawn effective immediately because laws have changed, or information contained is outdated or uncl...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Bulletin 2021-08 PBM License Renewal Timeline and Instruction

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Bulletin Number 2021-08 PBM License Renewal Timeline and Instruction

To: All Pharmacy Benefit Managers Doing Business in this State and Other Interested Parties

From: Raymond G. Farmer, Director of Insurance

Subject: Renewal Application Filing Timel...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Order Number 2021-04

Rates for Credit Accident and Health Insurance Sold in Conjunction with Loans Subject To 1966 S.C. Act No. 988--Approved Rate for 2022 Basic Statistical Plan

This matter comes before me for final approval of rates for credit accident and health insurance s...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Order Number 2021-03

IN THE MATTER OF: Rates for Credit Property Insurance Sold in Conjunction with Loans Subject to 1966 S.C. Act No. 988 --- Approved Rate for 2022 Basic Statistical Plan 

This matter comes before me for final approval of rates for credit property in...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Order Number 2021-02

IN THE MATTER OF: Rates for Credit Accident and Health Insurance Sold in Conjunction with Consumer Credit Transactions subject to the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code (S.C. Code Ann.§ 37-1-101 et seq.), Other Than Loans Made Under 1966 S.C. Act No....

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

SCMMA RFP

To All Interested Persons:

 

The SCMMA is hosting a mandatory pre-bid conference for all persons interested in submitting a proposal in response to SCMMA RFP No. 2021-001.    The mandatory  pre-bid conference will be held...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Order 2020-05. Retroactive Accident and Health Insurance

This matter comes before me for final approval of rates for credit accident and health insurance sold in conjunction with loans subject to the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code.  Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. Section 34-29-10...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Order Number 2020-04 Rates for Credit Property Insurance

This matter comes before me for final approval of rates for credit property insurance sold in conjunction with loans subject to the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code. Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. Section 34-29-10, et seq. (1976, as a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Order Number 2020-03 Rates for Credit Accident and Health Insurance

This matter comes before me for final approval of rates for credit accident and health insurance sold in conjunction with loans subject to the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code, other than loans made under S.C. Act No. 988 of 1966.  Pursuan...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Order Number 2020-02: Mandating Electronic Payment Options

It has come to the South Carolina Department of Insurance’s attention that some licensees are 1) refusing to accept cash from their policyholders as a method of payment and 2) thereby requiring policyholders to transact business digitally or ele...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Consumer Alert: No Surprises Act - What You Need to Know

The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes the No Surprises Act, went into effect on January 1, 2022. The No Surprises Act protects consumers from balance billing on certain types of care and services, as well as creates new requirements ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

SCDOI Director Farmer Seeks to Stop the Implementation of the Rehabilitation Plan for SHIP

Columbia, S.C. - Yesterday, Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) took another step towards protecting consumers who have long-term care insurance with Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

The How and Where of Reporting Suspected Insurance Fraud Has Changed

For Immediate Release    

Contact: Katie Geer 803-737-5913 

Recently, the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) assumed primary responsibility for the State’s insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions from...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

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Earthquake damage is not typically covered under your renter's or homeowner's insurance policy. Learn how to protect your home and property against a potential loss, in the SCDOI's new Earthquake Coverage Guide. Download it today!

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

SCDOI Director Ray Farmer Honored with NAIC Award

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Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) and Immediate Past President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), was honored with the NAIC President’s Award for Distinguished NAIC Leadership ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Alert for Consumers with SHIP Long-term Care Insurance

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Columbia, S.C. - Yesterday, Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) took another step towards protecting consumers who have long-term care insurance with Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

The How and Where of Reporting Suspected Insurance Fraud Has Changed

2You should now report insurance fraud to the SCDOI.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Katie Geer 803-737-5913

Recently, the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) assumed primary responsibility for the State’s insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions from the South Carolina Attorney Gene...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Life Insurance: Provide for the Ones You Love

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Columbia, S.C. – September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month, and the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) wants to alert consumers to the importance of this coverage. 

“Getting a life insurance poli...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

SCDOI Announces $2M Investment for Insurance Fraud Enforcement

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SCDOI Director Farmer announces that he has entered into an MOU with Attorney General Wilson & Chief Keel of SLED, to transfer insurance fraud enforcement to the SCDOI. A budget of $2 million for insurance fraud investigation & prosecution was announced.

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Just Drive Video

distracted drivers are 90% more likely to crash.

Distracted driving causes 20,000 accidents each year in S.C.
Director Farmer urges drivers to put the phone down when behind the wheel and just drive.

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Order Number 2020-05 Retroactive Accident and Health Insurance

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This matter comes before me for final approval of rates for credit accident and health insurance sold in conjunction with loans subject to the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code.  Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. Section 34-29-10...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Order Number 2020-04 Rates for Credit Property Insurance

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This matter comes before me for final approval of rates for credit property insurance sold in conjunction with loans subject to the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code. Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. Section 34-29-10, et seq. (1976, as a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Order Number 2020-03 Rates for Credit Accident and Health Insurance

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This matter comes before me for final approval of rates for credit accident and health insurance sold in conjunction with loans subject to the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code, other than loans made under S.C. Act No. 988 of 1966.  Pursuan...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Order Number 2020-02: Mandating Electronic Payment Options

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It has come to the South Carolina Department of Insurance’s attention that some licensees are 1) refusing to accept cash from their policyholders as a method of payment and 2) thereby requiring policyholders to transact business digitally or electronicall...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

S.C. Private Flood Insurance Act Enacted

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For Immediate Release                                           &a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Formerly Licensed Insurance Producer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

Columbia, S.C. – On August 29, 2022, Keisha Keyona Williams entered a guilty plea in Williamsburg County to the charge of Presenting a false claim for an insurance payment, with a value more than $2,000 but less than $10,000. At the tim...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Consumers Need To Consider Their Insurance Needs During National Life Insurance Awareness Month

Columbia, S.C. – September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month, and the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) wants to remind consumers of the importance of having life insurance coverage. 

“Life insurance is a valuable co...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

17 People Arrested in Insurance Fraud Ring – One Suspect Still At-Large

Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) and The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) have arrested several people for their role in a large insurance fraud ring in Sumter, South Carolina.

On March 24, 2022, ag...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

The SCDOI Announces New Director of the Captive Insurance Division

Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI), is pleased to announce that Joe McDonald will be joining the Department as Director of the Captive Insurance Division. McDonald was most recently the Captive & Risk Finance Pr...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

SCDOI Director Ray Farmer Honored with NAIC Award

Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) and Immediate Past President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), was honored with the NAIC President’s Award for Distinguished NAIC Leadership ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

SCDOI Director Farmer Seeks to Stop the Implementation of the Rehabilitation Plan for SHIP

Columbia, S.C. - Yesterday, Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) took another step towards protecting consumers who have long-term care insurance with Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

The How and Where of Reporting Suspected Insurance Fraud Has Changed

For Immediate Release

Contact: Katie Geer 803-737-5913

Recently, the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) assumed primary responsibility for the State’s insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions from the South Carolina Att...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Life Insurance: Provide for the Ones You Love

Columbia, S.C. – September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month, and the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) wants to alert consumers to the importance of this coverage. 

“Getting a life insurance policy is an important d...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

SCDOI Announces $2M Investment for Insurance Fraud Enforcement

SCDOI Director Farmer announces that he has entered into an MOU with Attorney General Wilson & Chief Keel of SLED, to transfer insurance fraud enforcement to the SCDOI. A budget of $2 million for insurance fraud investigation & prosecution was announced.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

S.C. Private Flood Insurance Act Enacted

For Immediate Release                                           &a...

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