Recent Announcements

Support for state ORP participants

February 09, 2016, Megan Joyner

Since State Optional Retirement Plan (State ORP) participants are responsible for investing and managing their own retirement account, it is important that you understand what options are available to you and how to manage your investment decisions. Schedule an appointment with MassMutual's retirement education specialist to make sure that you're on the right track!

IRS form 1095-C to be distributed

February 04, 2016, Megan Joyner

One of the new requirements under the Affordable Care Act is to provide proof of health insurance. While the IRS will receive a record of your 2015 health care coverage status, the Division of Human Resources will also send each eligible USC employee a copy of form 1095-C, indicating health care coverage status for eligible employees in 2015. The forms will be sent by March 31, 2016.

New prescription benefits

January 22, 2016, Megan Joyner

Now that Express Scripts is the new prescription vendor for the State Health Plan, members should be aware of changes that may have been made to the list of covered drugs, and the preauthorization process for medications. Learn more about changes that may impact your prescription needs, and how you can work with your physicians and pharmacists to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Be ready for winter weather

January 21, 2016, Staff Editor

Winter months occasionally bring freezing rain, ice and snow to the Columbia area, and it’s important for students to be prepared and stay informed. We've put together some tips to keep in mind in case of winter weather.

Open enrollment for State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP)

January 08, 2016, Megan Joyner

The annual open enrollment period for the State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) is January 1 to March 1. All employees who are currently enrolled in the State ORP will receive an email from the Benefits Office regarding their open enrollment options. These include the opportunity for State ORP participants to change vendors or to switch to the SCRS program.

TIAA-CREF offers free financial counseling

December 18, 2015, Megan Joyner

How confident are you that you are properly investing your savings to achieve your financial goals? Learn more about investment options that are available to USC faculty and staff by scheduling a free appointment with a TIAA-CREF consultant! Call 800-732-8353 to schedule your appointment during their next visit on January 5, 6 or 7.

Thanksgiving Break hours of operation

November 23, 2015, Student editor

Thanksgiving Break for UofSC means no classes from Nov. 25 - 27 and some altered hours of operation the rest of the week. Check out the schedule for dining halls, residence halls and more.