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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: 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: 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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