Coastal Property Insurance Marketplace Information Session and Public Hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017 and Storm READY Expo, Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Bluffton, SC

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Insurance will host two consumer events in Bluffton, SC, on June 8, 2017 and June 10, 2017. Hurricane season is quickly approaching and the South Carolina Department of Insurance encourages all South Carolinians to review their insurance policies and plan now for what may lie ahead this storm season. To help residents prepare, the Department is hosting the annual coastal property information session and hearing regarding the status of the coastal property insurance market on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. The session and hearing will be held in the Bluffton Municipal Building Auditorium located at 20 Bridge Street, Bluffton, SC.
“Having experienced the One-in One-Thousand Year Flood Event in 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, we are reminded of what can happen during severe weather events. I encourage everyone to prepare now and be storm ready for this upcoming season. We look forward to meeting with residents to discuss the status of the coastal property insurance market, help them with their insurance questions and concerns and provide information to help them be storm ready,” said Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance. This event provides residents an opportunity to meet with staff and experts to learn more about the coastal property insurance market, ways to save money on their insurance costs and get answers to their insurance questions.
WHAT: South Carolina Department of Insurance Coastal Property Insurance Marketplace Annual Information Session and Public Hearing
WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00 P.M. -7:30 P.M.
WHERE: Bluffton Municipal Building Auditorium
20 Bridge Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
Additionally, on Saturday, June 10, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., residents can meet with vendors, insurance agents, company representatives, community organizations, state and local emergency
preparedness organizations as well as product manufacturers at the Storm Ready Expo sponsored by The Home Depot, The South Carolina Department of Insurance, and iHeart Media. Representatives will be available to discuss ways homeowners can strengthen and protect their homes against possible storm events and lower their insurance costs. The event will take place at the Home Depot located at 20 Gateway Village Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910. There will be product demonstrations, children’s activities and give-ways available for the attendees.
WHAT: Storm Ready Expo
WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
WHERE: The Home Depot Bluffton
20 Gateway Village Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910
All events are free and open to the public. For more information about the events please contact Ann Roberson by calling 803-737-6207 or via e-mail,