News Releases in 'Homeowners Insurance' Category

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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Thanksgiving Day is the most dangerous day for cooking fires

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nov. 25, 2015 – Thanksgiving Day brings a number of hazards that we may not normally see in our everyday routines. In fact, Thanksgiving is the most dangerous time for cooking fires, with three times as many reported as in an average day. According to claim statistics, S.C. is among the top 10 states for Thanksgiving Day...

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Seibels Announces Centauri Insurance’s Geographic & Product Expansion

Columbia, SC, November 19, 2015 – The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc., (Seibels), an insurance services provider of business process outsourcing solutions, and Centauri Insurance, a seasoned insurance provider using Seibels’ services, are pleased to announce that Centauri Insurance has recently expanded its range of products and services and increased...

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Spring is here! Time to update your home inventory

Columbia, S.C. – April 28, 2015 – Spring has arrived, along with dust and pollen that sends us scurrying to clean up around the house. As you do your spring cleaning, the South Carolina Insurance News Service encourages consumers to use the opportunity to create or update their home inventories. A home inventory is a list of all your...

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New law protects homeowners against roofing scams

COLUMBIA, S.C. – July 1, 2013 – A new South Carolina law provides homeowners with certain protections against roofing scams that have become increasingly common. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, repair contractors often go door-to-door in neighborhoods that have sustained damage to offer clean up and/or construction and...

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Premium Toolkit for Homeowners

South Carolina: A Model of Success South Carolina has a competitive homeowners insurance market. In 2007, lawmakers in the state implemented a market-oriented approach to homeowners insurance that encouraged competition among insurers; bolstered the business climate in South Carolina; and afforded greater consumer benefit. South Carolina...

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Protecting your home against wildfire

Columbia, S.C. – April 18, 2013 – South Carolina’s risk for wildfire increases as the weather gets warmer, drier, and windier. Wildfire season usually begins in late winter and continues through the spring, when the Southeast typically heats up before summer. “Even if a fire isn’t close to your home, wind-blown embers from a mile...

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The Facts: South Carolina Homeowners Insurance

For quick facts on the S.C. Homeowners insurance market, follow the "view document" link below.

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Frequently asked questions on coastal property insurance

Recent headlines have raised some reasonable questions about homeowner insurance rates and coastal property. Here is a list of frequently asked questions, and answers that help give consumers a better understanding of the current marketplace. What is insurance? Insurance is a product that protects against significant financial loss by transferring...

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A home alone is a target for troubles

Columbia, S.C. – June 30, 2010 – Is your home alone? If you leave your house for a long trip, or move out while the house is on the market, your insurance coverage needs swift attention. That’s because homeowners’ insurance companies have rules about how long a home can be unoccupied before a new type of policy may be required. “If...

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Wildfire tests at IIBHS Research Center show danger from embers

Wildfire embers were on the attack in the latest test at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center in Richburg, S.C. On March 24, a shower of deadly embers was sprayed at a house in the institute’s test chamber. The embers were created by burning mulch at 700 degrees and then blowing them through giant tubes. The...

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If your dog bites someone, you'll be held responsible

Columbia, S.C. – March 17, 2011 – South Carolina is home to more than a million dogs, and some of them have made the news already this year for biting. Dog bites are dangerous and they account for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute. "Dog bites can be serious...

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