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Final Reminder: Open Enrollment

October 27, 2016, Megan Joyner

While the open enrollment period has been extended until November 15, time is quickly running out to make changes to your benefits. Any changes made will be effective January 1, 2017.

Benefits Fair kicks off 2016 open enrollment

August 30, 2016, Megan Joyner

Highlighting this year's Benefits Fair on Tuesday, September 20, is a FREE preventive workplace screening provided by Carolina Occupational Health. Learn more about these screenings ($350 value) and pre-register online before September 13 for your screening appointment.

TIAA-CREF offers free financial counseling

August 30, 2016, Megan Joyner

Are you confident that you are properly investing your savings? Get help meeting your financial goals by scheduling a free appointment with a TIAA-CREF consultant! Call 800-732-8353 to schedule your appointment during their next visit on September 6, 7 and 8.

New overtime rules

August 22, 2016, Megan Joyner

Approximately 1,000 USC employees will transition from an exempt status to a non-exempt status due to new regulations released by The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), increasing the minimum salary requirement for employees to be considered exempt. The University of South Carolina will implement the changes system wide effective October 16, 2016.

Collaborative caregiving for aging adults

August 04, 2016, Megan Joyner

Caring for an aging adult can bring with it a great deal of stress, and it's essential that family members and service providers collaborate. Learn how to access care options and communicate productively with aging adults through an online seminar that can be accessed anytime starting August 16.

Leadership Development Programs

June 14, 2016, Megan Joyner

Each year, faculty and staff members are selected to participate in either the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) or the Pipeline for Academy Leaders (PAL). Nomination deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year are quickly approaching! Nominations must be submitted by June 30 for ELP and July 15 for PAL.

New visiting Fulbright scholar

June 14, 2016, Megan Joyner

Dr. Mohamed H. Rashwan, Business Program Director in the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science at The British University in Egypt has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Award to conduct research at the Darla Moore School of Business from May - August 2016.

Support for state ORP participants

May 18, 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 your investment options. Stay on track by scheduling an appointment with MassMutual's retirement education specialist.

Dealing with depression

May 17, 2016, Megan Joyner

When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. UofSC faculty and staff can get help with information and resources about depression through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Final State ORP open enrollment reminder

February 25, 2016, Megan Joyner

The last day for State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) open enrollment is Tuesday, March 1. During this period, State ORP participants may change vendors or, if eligible, may choose to irrevocably switch to the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS). Any changes made during this time will be effective as of April 1, 2016.

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.

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.