South Carolina Department of Insurance

1201 Main Street
Suite 1000
SC 29201

Jeff Kehler, Program Manager of ARTS


The Department of Insurance is committed to making South Carolina the onshore domicile of choice.

Development of our captive industry continues to be a major focus of our department and we have already made amazing strides. Our department has a well-staffed and highly-skilled alternative risk division dedicated to servicing the special needs of captives. We have committed the resources and the expertise required to make us the most competitive captive domicile in the country.

Our progressive, business-friendly regulatory environment remains our strongest asset and South Carolina has one of the best insurance regulatory environments in the Southeast. Therefore, we recognize that competition is a vital component of any insurance regulatory process. We are committed to eliminating unnecessary, duplicative and burdensome requirements while focusing on sound and sensible regulation.

Additional contact
Leslie Jones, Deputy Director
Market, Actuarial and Alternative Risk Transfer Services
South Carolina Department of Insurance News archive
Featured Captive Insurance Times
South Carolina welcomes 17 new captives
19 January 2017 | Columbia, SC | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The South Carolina Department of Insurance licensed 17 new captive insurance companies last year, down by 13 compared to the 30 in 2015...
Atlas Insurance secures SC captive licence
08 September 2016 | Charlotte, North Carolina | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Atlas Insurance Management has secured approval from the South Carolina Department of Insurance to act as an insurance manager for the captive business in the state...
South Carolina hits 300 licensed captives
31 May 2016 | Columbia | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) has licensed its 300th captive insurer...
SC names Branum director of captives
14 October 2013 | Columbia | Reporter: Jenna Jones
The South Carolina Department of Insurance has hired William Branum as director of captives...
New director for the South Carolina department of insurance
14 November 2012 | South Carolina | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
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Governor Nikki Haley appointed Ray Farmer as the new director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance, citing his private sector experience as the key factor in her decision...