A Long History of Serving South Carolina
Our company's history can be traced back to the early 1950s. During this time, it was often difficult for farmers to obtain affordable insurance. The leadership of South Carolina Farm Bureau, organized in 1944 by some of the state's most prominent farmers, recognized that the organization's members had difficulty obtaining affordable, reliable insurance.
During the summer of 1952, Farm Bureau Insurance began selling automobile insurance policies to members. Within just one year, more than 18,000 vehicles in South Carolina were insured by Farm Bureau Insurance. Word quickly spread about the savings and service Farm Bureau Insurance offered compared to other insurance companies. Today, Farm Bureau Insurance is a leading provider of auto, home and life insurance across South Carolina. While our first customers were farmers, now anyone can take advantage of the savings and exceptional, local customer service Farm Bureau Insurance offers.
Keeping the Promise We Make
You've heard horror stories of families suffering tremendous property damage from a natural disaster, only to be given the runaround by their insurance company. That won't happen with us. Farm Bureau Insurance has developed a reputation for being there when it matters most – to keep the promise made when a policy is issued.
In 1989, Hurricane Hugo put that promise to the test and Farm Bureau Insurance stood strong through what turned out to be one of the most devastating natural disasters to strike our state. Following Hurricane Hugo, Farm Bureau Insurance responded to more than 16,000 claims and paid out more than $71 million to South Carolina customers. During the aftermath of the storm, news spread quickly about the company's quick claims response which fueled growth throughout the 1990s. Today, customers who suffered property damage from Hurricane Hugo still fondly remember that they had a check from Farm Bureau Insurance before their lights were back on.
We See You as a Person, Not a Policy
Farm Bureau Insurance's agriculture roots and ties to South Carolina farmers have shaped the company's culture and work ethic, providing a unique customer experience. Customers are treated like people, not policies. While other insurance companies may have a one-size-fits-all approach to handling customers; we don't believe you need to be "handled;" we believe you need to be valued and treated right. Our claims professionals work until the job is done and our agents still believe in the commitment that comes with a handshake.
We Live Where You Live
Unlike some insurance companies that are based in another state or only have an online presence, Farm Bureau Insurance is a local South Carolina company. We live where we work, helping us to better understand your needs. Most importantly, we're never far away when you need us most. If you have a claim, we'll be right here to help you each step of the way so that you get fast, fair, convenient claims service without any added hassle.
We Support Local Farmers
When you choose Farm Bureau Insurance you show your support for South Carolina's farmers and you help protect our supply of fresh, locally grown food. So, you get affordable insurance coverage you can count on and give back to your community at the same time. Farm Bureau Insurance customers also have access to many great benefits and discounts available only to South Carolina Farm Bureau members.
Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any governmental agency. Farm Bureau serves not only as the voice of the South Carolina farmer but also offers youth programs throughout the state, supports efforts to preserve South Carolina wildlife habitats and rural lifestyles and provides scholarships to South Carolina's youth.
We Look Out for You
When Farm Bureau Insurance was first organized in South Carolina, an important decision was made to organize as a mutual insurance company. This means that we don't have to answer to stockholders. The decisions we make are based on how they will affect you, our customer – not a group of people who invest in a company to make money.
Outstanding Customer Service and Affordable Premiums
Farm Bureau Insurance has grown to become one of the leading auto and property insurance providers in South Carolina. People who switch to Farm Bureau Insurance find that you don't have to sacrifice service to save money.
Local Service You Can Depend On
Headquartered just outside of Columbia, South Carolina, Farm Bureau Insurance offers:
- Very competitive rates and discounts
- More than 230 local agents who understand the unique needs of your community
- A local Customer Service Call Center located near Columbia, South Carolina
- 24/7 assistance to report a claim or ask a question
- More than 100 local claims professionals located throughout the state
- 6 drive-in Claims Service Centers making the claims process hassle free
Various Types of Insurance Policies to Meet Your Needs
Your insurance needs may not be the same as your neighbors, which is why we tailor our South Carolina insurance policies to meet your needs. At Farm Bureau Insurance, we offer various types of insurance policies, including:
Member Benefits and Discounts
Remember, as a Farm Bureau Insurance customer, you'll also become a member of the South Carolina Farm Bureau providing you access to great member benefits and discounts.
- Discounts on hotels, rental cars, office supplies
- Pet insurance
- Banking services through Farm Bureau Bank
- Discounted merchandise such as tires and batteries
- Discounts on alarm systems
- Discounts offered by cell phone service provider T-Mobile
- Discounts on prescription drugs and other healthcare needs
- Learn more about our Member Benefits and Discounts at South Carolina Farm Bureau