Community Involvement by Our South Carolina Insurance Company

Each time Farm Bureau Insurance issues a new policy, a promise is made. For more than 50 years, the company and its employees have delivered on that promise, helping customers through difficult times and building an unshakable reputation as a company committed to doing the right thing.

Our commitment to do the right thing also extends into the communities where our customers, agents, and employees live and work. Farm Bureau Insurance strives to be a good corporate citizen by providing corporate gifts to worthy organizations and by encouraging and supporting a spirit of volunteerism among employees. Below we highlight some of our efforts to give back to those communities that have helped us grow to become one of the largest property and casualty insurers in South Carolina.

Safety in the Community

At Farm Bureau Insurance, we want our community and its members to be safe. Because of our commitment to safety, we support various safety endeavors throughout the state.

Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

The Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) is a non-profit group whose mission is to help communities prepare for and better withstand natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. As a member company, Farm Bureau Insurance is proud to provide financial support to IBHS and its state-of-the art loss prevention research and training facility in Chester, South Carolina. This facility is used to identify and promote effective methods of property loss reduction and prevention.

In conjunction with IBHS, we have also sponsored the construction of the first Fortified…for safer living® homes built in Myrtle Beach. Fortified techniques and construction materials raise a home's overall disaster-resistance above the minimum requirement of local building codes.

Our company is also a sponsor of the IBHS Open for Business® program. Open for Business® is a disaster planning program that assists small business owners in both reducing their potential for loss should disaster strike and reopening quickly should they be forced to close. As a member company of IBHS, we are able to provide the program, an estimated $2,000 value, free of charge to customers who own small businesses.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Our company is also a member of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and supports its efforts to make South Carolina's roads safer. IIHS is a non-profit research and communications organization funded by auto insurance companies like us.

Health and Human Services Involvement

Over the years, Farm Bureau Insurance has provided financial support to a number of organizations working to improve the quality of life for South Carolinians. Some of those organizations include:

  • American Red Cross
  • American Heart Association
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
  • Camp Discovery (therapy camp to help children with behavioral, emotional or mental challenges)
  • Palmetto Richland's Camp Kemo

The company is also a sponsor of the Columbia Urban League's Equal Opportunity Day Dinner and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's Diversity Appreciation Night.

Commitment to Education and Youth

Our company believes it is important to ensure young people understand how insurance works as a risk management tool and the role it plays in our society.

Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina

Farm Bureau Insurance supports Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina as that organization works to educate kids about effective money management and the economies of life to inspire them to succeed in school, at work and in life.

South Carolina Youth Sports Teams

Recognizing the importance of investing in the communities where our employees and customers live and work, Farm Bureau Insurance sponsors a number of youth sports teams throughout the state. These youth sports teams offer an excellent opportunity to support our communities' youth as they learn valuable life lessons through team sports.

Scholarships

Farm Bureau Insurance provides scholarships at the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

Proudly Backing Our Men and Women in Uniform

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company proudly supports its employees and sales producers who serve in the United States armed forces. In honor of the many sacrifices made by our military men and women, the company has adopted human resources policies that go above and beyond what is required by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Acts Law.

While serving on active or in-active duty, if an employee's military pay falls short of what they earn while on the job as a Farm Bureau Insurance employee, the company makes up the difference in pay during the employee's period of leave. Additionally, employees who are members of the military Reserve or National Guard are granted time away from work for training each year without sacrificing any accrued vacation time.

Standing Behind Our Community That Supports Us

We know that we wouldn't exist without our customers. Because of this, we pride ourselves on giving back to our local communities. Whether it is supporting our local farmers through our connection with the South Carolina Farm Bureau or funding projects that promote safety, we proudly give back to the communities where our customers and employees live.

If you do not currently have your property insurance or auto coverage with our South Carolina insurance company, contact one of our insurance agents to learn more about the benefits of having a local connection to your insurance company. We look forward to welcoming you into the Farm Bureau Insurance family.