Tips on filing an insurance claim

COLUMBIA, S.C., September 11, 2018 A Hurricane Watch is in effect for parts of South Carolina. Hurricane Florence is expected to make a close approach to the coastline, and landfall is possible. The powerful storm is bringing dangerous threats of storm surge, rain, flooding, and wind.

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Insurance Data Security Act Education Seminar

The S.C. Insurance Association, in partnership with Associate Members NAMIC and PCI, will host a Data Security Act Education Seminar on July 26th in Columbia, SC, beginning at 9:00 am. The two-hour program will include an overview of the recently enacted Insurance Data Security Act (H 4655), and specifically review the compliance requirements included...

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Hurricane season is here

Columbia, S.C. – June 1, 2018 – The official start of hurricane season is here. South Carolinians have gotten an early start to the season with Subtropical Storm Alberto bringing heavy rains to parts of the state. Forecasts are calling for an average to slightly-above-average storm season this year. Now is the time for South Carolinians...

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Take precautions this week as temperatures plummet

Columbia, S.C. – Jan. 2, 2018 – With temperatures expected to drop well below freezing across the state this week, South Carolinians are encouraged to protect their homes against frozen pipes and other cold-weather problems. “Frozen plumbing that leads to burst pipes can cause several thousand dollars in property damage,” said Russ...

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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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