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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Order No. 2023-01-Renewal of the December 4, 2020 Expansion SC Wind & Hail Underwriting Association

Renewal of the December 4, 2020 expansion of the South Carolina Wind and Hail Underwriting Association territory enabling them to provide essential insurance coverage to areas within the seacoast area.

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Bulletin Number 2023-01 FY23’s Uninsured Motorist Distribution (Based on FY 2022’s Market Share)

South Carolina law provides that South Carolina drivers seeking to drive uninsured must pay annually a fee of $550 for the privilege of operating an uninsured vehicle on South Carolina highways or a $300 reinstatement fee.

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Order Number 2022-05 - Self-Funded Rates for the Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Plan

Corrective Action Order in the Matter of Self-Funded Rates for the Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Plan

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Order Number 2022-04 Handling Reports of Noncompliance with Bail Conditions

Handling Reports of Noncompliance with Bail Conditions

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Order Number 2022-03 - Rates for Credit Property Insurance Sold in Conjunction with Loans

Rates for Credit Property Insurance Sold in Conjunction with Loans

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Order Number 2022-02 - Rates for Credit Accident & Health Insurance Sold in Conjunction with Loans

Rates for Credit Accident & Health Insurance Sold in Conjunction with Loans

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Order Number 2022-01 - Rates for Credit Accident & Health - Consumer Credit Transactions

Rates for Credit Accident and Health Insurance Sold in Conjunction with Consumer Credit Transactions

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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 annual a...

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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: 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: 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: January 12, 2023

Bulletin Number 2023-01 - FY23's Uninsured Motorist Distribution -Based on FY 2022's Share

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South Carolina law provides that South Carolina drivers seeking to drive uninsured must pay annually a fee of $550 for the privilege of operating an uninsured vehicle on South Carolina highways or a $300 reinstatement fee.

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

South Carolina Policyholders Receive Over $10 Million with Help From the SCDOI

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In 2022, the SCDOI recovered over $10 million for consumers by resolving 4,501 insurance-related complaints. This dollar amount represents claim payments made to consumers after filing a complaint with the SCDOI that would not have been made otherwise.

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Order Number 2022-05 - Self-Funded Rates for the Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Plan

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The SCDOI has issued Order Number 2022-05:
Self-Funded Rates for the Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Plan

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Crackdown on Shady Bail Bond Activities

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The SCDOI has issued an order designed to crack down on bail bondsmen who fail to report a criminal defendant’s non-compliance with court-ordered bond conditions.

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Download the NEW Earthquake Coverage Guide

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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: January 10, 2023

South Carolina Policyholders Receive Over $10 Million with Help From the SCDOI

In 2022, the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) recovered over $10 million for consumers by resolving 4,501 insurance-related complaints. This dollar amount represents claim payments made to consumers after filing a complaint with the SCDOI th...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Governor McMaster Directs Crackdown on Shady Bail Bond Activities

Today, Governor McMaster announced that the South Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) has issued an order designed to crack down on bail bondsmen who fail to report a criminal defendant’s non-compliance with court-ordered bond conditions.

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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: 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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