Be careful when selecting a repair contractor

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 14, 2017 – As citizens begin to recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma, The South Carolina Insurance Association offers advice on how to protect yourself against repair scams and subpar work. After natural disasters, repair professionals often go door-to-door in communities that have sustained damage, and...

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Seibels appoints Ron Giomi VP of Litigation and Liability Claims

COLUMBIA, SC – January 10, 2017 – The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. (Seibels), an insurance services provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Giomi to Vice President of Litigation and Liability Claims within the claims division of the company, Seibels Claims Solutions, Inc. In...

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Centauri Insurance Launches New Private Flood Program in South Carolina

SARASOTA, Florida – December 20, 2016 – Centauri Insurance to launch a new private flood program January 1, 2017. The coverage offers South Carolina homeowners an alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) with rates as much as 15 percent lower along with other significant advantages. Floods can occur anywhere and account...

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Back to school insurance tips

Columbia, S.C. – August 11, 2016 – Theft is the most common crime on college campuses in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education reported more than 18,000 burglaries and thefts occurred on college campuses. As students begin to head to college, parents should take some time...

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Seibels works with Gulfstream on expansion into South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina – July 29, 2016 – The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. (Seibels), an insurance services provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, is pleased to announce that Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Company (Gulfstream), a Seibels client since 2004, has expanded its business and is now offering homeowners,...

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Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Are you insured?

COLUMBIA, S.C. – May 2, 2016 – Many in South Carolina are still recovering from a historic rain event that caused dam failures and severe flooding in October last year. Even as the memories of that tragedy still linger, and others in the South have been more recently impacted by disastrous floods, many still underestimate the risk of flooding....

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Two South Carolinians recently convicted and sentenced for insurance fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 5, 2016 – On March 16, Anthony White pled guilty to Presenting a False Claim for Payment in an amount greater than $2,000 and less than $10,000. On August 30, 2010 White was in a vehicle that was involved in an accident at the Irby St Wal-Mart in Florence County. After the accident, Mr. White reported to Progressive...

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Acentria Insurance founders recognized as top insurance producers in nation

Destin, FL, (March 31, 2016)– Acentria Insurance founders, Kendall McEachern and Kevin Mason, were recently named as 2016 Top Producers by Insurance Business America (IBA). The publication’s Top Producers for 2016 only recognized 111 leading performers in the U.S. insurance industry. Qualification for the Insurance Business America 2016...

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2016 NICB South Carolina Insurance Fraud Summit

Media Advisory South Carolina Insurance Fraud Summit March 15, 2016 While the decrease in violent crime in most states makes headlines, there is a quiet back story that does not— the increase in insurance fraud. South Carolina is experiencing a dramatic increase in insurance scams thanks to individuals enriching themselves through medical...

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Emmanuel Martinez Receives First Annual Inspiration Award from SCWCEA

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., March 2, 2016 – The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) is pleased to announce Emmanuel Martinez Antonio as the recipient of the First Annual Inspiration Award during its Annual Medical Seminar on Workers’ Compensation on Sunday, February 28, 2016. “This award was created January,...

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