South Carolina Small Busines Chamber of Commerce

You’re Invited

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce  ANNUAL POLICY SUMMIT WHEN:  Monday, January 14 from 6 to 8 pm. WHERE:  South Carolina Press Association                  106 Outlet Pointe Boulevard, Columbia, SC                KEYNOTE:  State Senator Vincent Sheheen TICKETS:  Free for all members (and a guest) who have paid dues in 2012.  Only…

All Memberships Now Include Accidental Death Insurance Policies

A membership in the South Carolina Small Business Chamber just got more rewarding thanks to a partnership with Liberty National Life. All memberships—even the basic membership which is free—now include $3000 accidental death insurance policies for the small-business owner, employees and spouses.  Plus, every child of the owner and employee…

South Carolina: Proposed workers’ comp hike cut by 58%

Yesterday the S.C. Consumer Advocate, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) reached a settlement on a proposed 7.3% average increase sought by the workers’ compensation insurance industry. The settlement reduces the NCCI proposed hike by 58%.  Starting in September 1,…

Opposing workers’ comp and SCE&G rate hikes

The workers’ compensation insurance industry and SCE&G both have hearings in the coming months regarding their requests for more revenue.  The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) and its president and CEO, Frank Knapp Jr., will intervene to oppose both rate hikes. The SCSBCC is joining the S.C.…

My adventure with Mick and little Billy

A “cancerous worm”?  That is what an infamous blogger called me back on June 27th, the day I testified before the U.S. House Small Business Committee. Will Folks, or little “Billy” as they called him in the many high schools he attended, has the most well-read blog in South Carolina,…

Blue Cross giving rebates for failing to meet requirement

The StateJuly 24, 2012 Insurer violated new health care law in spending on claims BY STEPHEN LARGEN The (Charleston) Post and Courier South Carolina’s largest health insurer has begun sending out rebate checks to some policyholders because it failed to meet a requirement of the federal health care overhaul. Blue…