South Carolina Director of Insurance

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South Carolina Director of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $18,570,719
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 1, Chapter 30
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Raymond Farmer
Compensation:  $130,000
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The South Carolina Director of Insurance is a state executive position in the South Carolina state government.

The South Carolina 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 South Carolina State Senate.[1][2]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Raymond Farmer . He was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley on November 13, 2012 and confirmed by the State Senate on February 15, 2013.[3]

Previously Gwen Fuller-McGriff served as acting director from Dec. 2011 to Nov. 2012 following the resignation of David Black.[4]

Authority

The South Carolina Department of Insurance, with the director at its head, in Title 1, Chapter 30 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.[5]

Qualifications

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Appointments

South Carolina state government organizational chart

The director of insurance is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state Senate.[5]

Vacancies

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Duties

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 the state; and by regulating the insurance industry in an efficient, courteous, responsive, fair, and equitable manner.[6]

Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the Department of Insurance in Fiscal Year 2012-2013 was $18,570,719.[7]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

Beginning in 2013, the annual salary for the South Carolina Director of Insurance is $130,000.[8]

2012

The South Carolina Director of Insurance was paid $112,407 according to the Council of State Governments.[9]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Address:
South Carolina Department of Insurance
Post Office Box 100105
Columbia, SC 29202

Phone: 803-737-6160
Fax: 803-737-6205
Email: info@doi.sc.gov

The South Carolina Department of Insurance is located in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, across from the State Capitol.[10]

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, except for State legal holidays as stated in Section 53-5-10 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.[10]

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