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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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