The Department of Insurance is an agency of the Governor's Cabinet and is managed and operated by the Director who is appointed by, and serves at the will of, the Governor upon the advice and consent of the SC Senate.

SCDOI Staff Members

Raymond G. Farmer
Kendall Buchanan Deputy Director, Market and Consumer Services
Gwen Fuller-McGriff

G. Lee Hill

Tommy Watson
Deputy Director of Legal, Legislative and External Affairs

Deputy Director of Financial Regulation & Solvency Division

Deputy Director of Administration


The mission of the State of South Carolina Department of Insurance is to protect the insurance consumers, the public interest, and the insurance marketplace by ensuring the solvency of insurers; by enforcing and implementing the insurance laws of this State; and by regulating the insurance industry in an efficient, courteous, responsive, fair, and equitable manner.