History

Process

Legacy

When you are the continuous owner of Post Office Box Number 1 in one of the most historic cities in the southern United States, the word “legacy” has special meaning.

The race to space, wars, great inventions, hurricanes, and all kinds of natural disasters: Seibels has seen it all, endured, and thrived. With Columbia, South Carolina as its base, Seibels has been a fixture in the southeastern United States for over 150 years. Our legacy of innovation begins with Edwin Seibels’ invention of the vertical file cabinet. In the 1960s, Seibels offered one of the first software and information service solutions to property/casualty and life insurance companies so they could manage client policies.

That tradition of innovation continues today as Seibels offers scalable Insurtech Solutions to Insurance Carriers and MGAs.

THIS IS

Where We Are Today

Seibels Company History

1869
Founded

Edwin Seibels opens a small operation in the heart of Columbia’s business district becoming “PO Box 1”

1870
Established

“E.W. Seibels & Company” is established representing fire & life insurance

1898
Invented

Edwin Seibels invents the vertical filing cabinet

1910
Formed

Formation of the South Carolina Insurance Company 

1930
Secured

John Seibels goes to the Atlanta Bank to secure funds to meet payroll during the Great Depression

1953
Added

Seibels adds consolidated American Insurance Co to hold two major public insurance entities.

1965
Purchased

Seibels purchases 1501 Lady Street

1970
Developed

One system to preform processing and managing of all lines of insurance.

1978
Established

The Seibels Bruce Group establishes its own claims service offering with over 1,000 employees

2017
Innovation

Seibels streamlines operations by offering BPO solutions designed to focus on core business activities for the P&C insurance industry

2019
Celebrating

Celebrating Our 150th Anniversary

Added
Seibels Partner Operating Technology SPOT

Seibels Partner Operating Technology is represented by “SPOT,” our Brand Ambassador. An animated Irish Wolfhound, imaged after Seibels’ majority owners’ beloved dog Pepper, who passed away in 2019.

2021
Implemented

Seibels completes Guidewire Insurance Suite Implementation February 2021

Awarded

Honored by the Secretary of State for reaching 100 years.

Updated

SPOT gets a new look

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