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Rental Car and Portable Electronics companies must contact our office for a copy of the license.
If the name and FEIN are changing, a new license must be applied for.
A self-addressed stamped envelope is required with the written request sent to the Department.
Producers that received a reduction in hours will have to complete 15 hours of CE biennially by the last day of their birth month/year; three of the 15 hours must be in Ethics. Producers with reduced compliance and hold multi-lines must complete six hours in Property and Casualty; six hours in Life, Accident, and Health; and three hours of Ethics. Producers that add additional lines of authority or allow their licenses to become inactive will lose their reduction in hours.
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As long as your producer license remains active, once your fingerprints have been successfully submitted and processed, you do not need to be re-fingerprinted with future license renewals.
Generally, your policy can be canceled for these reasons:
Adjusters, appraisers and public adjusters who are licensed in their home state can also change their address online at www.nipr.com. Adjusters, appraisers and public adjusters who are not licensed in their home can change their address online by using the Department’s online services and creating an account at https://online.doi.sc.gov/Eng/Members/Individuals/CreateNewAcct.aspx. Once the account is created, the licensee needs to log into the system to update the address. This can be done at https://online.doi.sc.gov/Eng/Members/Login.aspx. Agencies can change their address by using the Department’s online services. Each agency is assigned a user id and password when the agency becomes licensed in South Carolina. The user id and password is sent to the agency with the new South Carolina license. Agencies can change their address online at https://online.doi.sc.gov/Eng/Members/Login.aspx. If the licensee is unable to change the address online, the address change must be submitted via US mail and must be signed by the licensee.
The licensing division will not accept email or faxed address change requests. In addition, we will not accept third-party or unsigned address change requests.
*Nonresident Adjusters, Appraisers and Public Adjusters see note below.
When the laws of another state require a higher fee the nonresident shall pay an amount equal to the amount of charges imposed by their home state.
If applying for a resident license, submit a completed application, copy of NASD registration or series 6 or 7 test results and a $25 license fee. If the individual does not hold a Life license in South Carolina, then Life and Variable must be applied for at the same time.
Before selling long term care insurance in South Carolina, the producer must provide proof to the insurer that 8 hours of long term care training has been received. Thereafter, every two years the individual must provide to the insurer documentation that 4 hours of long term care training has been completed. Long term care training is only for producers who sell long term care insurance policies. Resident producers must complete South Carolina’s training requirements.
Fraternal benefit policy laws differ and additional information on this issue can be referenced in Title 38, Chapter 38 of the SC Code of Laws.
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To apply for a SC Safe Home grant, please visit Apply for a Grant on the SC Safe Home webpage and submit an application via the online portal.Video tutorials are available to assist applicants with the application submission process.
If you are having trouble logging in, click Reset Password on the login page of the SC Safe Home webpage. From there you will be prompted to enter the email address you used to sign up for the SC Safe Homewebsite. If the email address you enter is valid, a password reset link will be sent to the email address.
No, the program cannot reimburse you for retrofits you have already done, in accordance with state law. You must have an inspection and receive grant approval from the SC Safe Home before the retrofits are done to be eligible..
To qualify for a SC Safe Home grant, the home must meet the following requirements; the home must be located in the coastal region of South Carolina, must be owner-occupied, primary residence, site built or manufactured/modular, must not have existing previous damage, and the home and homeowner together must not have previously received and utilized a SC Safe Home grant.
It is sometimes necessary to submit changes or corrections to an application submission. If any errors are identified in a submission they must be corrected. To make these corrections, contact the SC Safe Home staff at (803) 737-6207 and our staff will be happy to make the necessary changes for you.
You may check the status of your application by logging into the SC Safe Home online portal.
Approved recommended improvements must be completed within three months of the date of the Grant Award Notification letter.
It is the responsibility of the homeowner to contact a wind inspector. It is also the responsibility of the homeowner to pay the certified wind inspector for the Wind Inspection Report. Please note that wind assessments and reports will not exceed $150.00. SC Safe Home requires the estimate for the retrofit to be submitted along with the completed SC Safe Home grant application. SC Safe Home encourages homeowners to “shop” the list of participating contractors to get more than one estimate for the specified retrofits. Please request proof of insurance and licensure from the contractor of your choice.
No, the funds provided by this program are for the sole purpose of retrofitting South Carolina owner-occupied, single-family homes.
If the status bar is highlighted in green, the South Carolina Safe Home program is currently accepting new applications. If the status bar is highlighted in yellow, the South Carolina Safe Home program is currently accepting limited new applications. If the status bar is highlighted in red, the South Carolina Safe Home program is not accepting new applications.
No, in order to qualify for a SC Safe Home grant, the home must not have existing or previous damage.
No, the funds provided by this program are for the sole purpose of retrofitting owner-occupied, single-family homes.
SC Safe Home has implemented an online application process to ensure efficiency and to provide better customer service and communication. The online application will allow you to keep track of your application’s tasks and status throughout the process. Free internet access is available at all public library locations. In addition, there are many free, web-based email providers that are currently available to suit your needs and it only takes a few minutes to create an email account. You may submit a paper application, however, the application will be received in a timelier manner when submitted electronically.
Currently, the Department of Insurance SC Safe Home program awards grant funds to Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion and Williamsburg counties.
All grants will be determined based on the cost of the mitigation project and a percentage of the total adjusted household income of the applicant as per the most recent federal income tax return. However, once funds are exhausted for the year, the program will cease issuing new grants.
This is determined by your household income. To help determine which grant you may qualify for, please visit the Estimate Calculator.
If the cost of the mitigation project exceeds the amount of the grant award, the remaining cost is the applicant’s responsibility.
You will need a, (1) a copy of your latest 1040 or other income tax return, (2) a copy of your homeowner’s insurance declaration page, (3) a SC Safe Home Inspection Report of your home completed by a participating SC Safe Home Inspector and (4) photographs of the home, supplied by the SC Safe Home Inspector.