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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New officers elected at Southern Mutual Insurance Company

Athens, G.A. – December 30, 2015 – Dan DeLamater was elected President of Southern Mutual Insurance Company effective January 1, 2016 at the most recent Board of Directors meeting. The Board of Directors also elected Kim McClain as Vice President and Secretary, Mitch Parham as Assistant Vice President, and Mike Sorrells as Treasurer. Mr....

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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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Deer-vehicle collisions can be dangerous and costly in South Carolina

Columbia, SC, November 17, 2015 – The last three months of each year bring about deer migration and mating season. Unfortunately, this increases the chances of being in a deer-vehicle collision. Using claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm, the nation’s leading auto insurer,...

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Buyers beware of flood-damaged vehicles being resold as good used cars

DES PLAINES, Ill. – As South Carolina struggles to recover from record-breaking rainfall and flooding, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is working with law enforcement agencies, insurance and car rental companies to identify and catalog water-damaged vehicles and keep them from being resold to unsuspecting consumers. Authorities...

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