Bulletin: SC2013002

Date:
February 25, 2013
To:
All South Carolina Issuing Offices
RE:
RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - Rate Revision

Dear Associates:

Effective April 1, 2013, South Carolina rates filed with the Department of Insurance have been amended to provide for a rate of $1.20 per one thousand dollars of coverage on coverage amounts exceeding $5,000,000. This applies to both loan and owners policies.

Example:  Agent is issuing a policy in the amount of $5,100,000. The premium on the $5,000,000 is $9,270.00, the same as the previous rates. The premium on the additional $100,000 of coverage is now $120, or $1.20 per one thousand of coverage. The total premium is $9390.

This rate revision does not change the calculation of the simultaneous issue which remains $100.

All other rates remain the same.

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References

Bulletins Replaced:
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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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