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Brooke Kelley-Hunt

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Brooke.kelley-hunt@pciaa.net

 

 

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February 26, 2014

PCI Urges Governor Nikki Haley to Sign E-Card Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C.- The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) urges South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to sign House Bill 3623, which would allow South Carolina drivers to show electronic proof of insurance using their mobile device.

“PCI and our members would like to thank the legislature for listening to the demands of consumers and taking action,” said Oyango Snell, PCI’s regional manager. “It’s not a secret that nearly everyone has a smartphone, and if this bill is signed into law they can use their phones to show proof of insurance. This law not only meets the needs of consumers, but is environmentally-friendly as it will cut down on the use of unnecessary paper and mailings."

South Carolina would be the first state to enact the e-card law in 2014. In 2013, a total of 30 states adopted e-card laws and/or regulations that allow drivers to show evidence of insurance with their smart phone during a traffic stop.

The South Carolina House and Senate both passed the legislation and the bill is currently in route to Governor Haley’s desk. 

PCI is composed of more than 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross-section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write over $195 billion in annual premium, 39 percent of the nation’s property casualty insurance. Member companies write 46 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 32 percent of the homeowners market, 37 percent of the commercial property and liability market, and 41 percent of the private workers compensation market.

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