Sebiels makes $10,000 donation to United Way of the Midlands Flood Disaster Relief Fund

Columbia, South Carolina – October 14, 2015 – The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc., (Seibels), an insurance services provider of business process outsourcing solutions, is pleased to announce its donation of $10,000 to United Way of the Midlands Flood Disaster Relief Fund. By supporting United Way of the Midlands, Seibels can join in the effort...

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Facts and Figures on Flood Insurance from the Insurance Information Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org MASSIVE FLOODING IN SOUTH CAROLINA, MANY PEOPLE WITHOUT FLOOD INSURANCE I.I.I. Offers Fact, Figures and Analysis on Flood Insurance NEW YORK, October 5, 2015 — The deluge of flooding in South Carolina is a stark reminder that flooding is the most common...

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Historic rain and flooding impacts South Carolina

Columbia, S.C. – October 5, 2015 – While the extent of damage is still unknown, insured and uninsured losses from last weekend’s historic rainfall and subsequent flooding are expected to be significant. In the wake of this catastrophe, the S.C. Insurance News Service is offering the following information about insurance coverage and...

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26th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo

Columbia, S.C. – September, 22 2015 – The 26th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo offers South Carolinians an opportunity to reflect on an event that devastated the state, and reminds us about the importance of being prepared. Hugo was the first natural disaster in the U.S. to cause more than $1 billion in insured property losses. South...

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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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S.C. earthquake offers reminders about risk

Columbia, S.C. – February 18, 2015 – About one year ago, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit Edgefield County, South Carolina. Fortunately, the event caused no major devastation or deaths. Minor quakes can remind us that seismic events are capable of causing massive destruction in the blink of an eye, and without warning. The devastation...

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Ways to protect your teen driver

Columbia, SC, October 21, 2014 – While getting a driver's license is an exciting rite of passage for teens, it can be enough to make a parent frantic. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Insurance Information Institute (III) say there's something worried parents can do to protect their teens - choose a safe vehicle. Teenagers...

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How Ride-Sharing Apps can impact your insurance

Columbia, S.C. – July 11, 2014 – With ride-sharing company UberX announcing their entrance into South Carolina, potential passengers and drivers have a number of factors to consider before the first ride. “Ride-sharing and transportation networks can have significant impacts on automobile insurance coverage,” said Russ Dubisky, executive...

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Facts about accident response fees

Recently, several local governments in South Carolina have begun to consider accident response fees as a way to increase revenue for districts providing emergency response services. These fees typically range from $300 to $1,000. Many ordinances have been drafted with the intent to charge only non-resident drivers and for the cost to be borne...

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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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