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  • Plan Now for 2021 Open Enrollment October 1-31

Virtual Benefits Fair

Welcome to the Benefits Fair!

Review videos, brochures and other resources to help you understand the options available to you for the 2021 calendar year. 

Vendor Resources 

The following vendors are contracted through the South Carolina Public Employee Benefits Authority (PEBA) or partner with UofSC to provide benefits services. Use these resources to get answers to your questions and learn more about all the benefits available to you as a UofSC employee.

Are you leaving money on the table? MoneyPlus is a tax-favored accounts program that allows you to save money on eligible medical and dependent care costs. You fund the accounts with money deducted pretax from your paycheck. ASIFlex administers the MoneyPlus program.

Watch this recorded presntation or play this power point presentation to hear ASIFlex talk about the benefits of MoneyPlus.  

The South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program (Deferred Comp) offers a unique opportunity for you to save for your future. It is a straightforward way to work toward the retirement income you desire. Deferred Comp is available to most members covered by the South Carolina Retirement Systems, and Empower Retirement administers the program.

Visit to learn more about Deferred Comp and to enroll. You can also call Empower Retirement at 877.457.6263, view this Journey to Retirement Presentation [pdf], or watch this recorded presentation.


The South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) offers Group Supplemental Long Term Disability (SLTD) insurance to eligible employees through The Standard. The Standard brochure [pdf] provides an overview of the type of coverage offered through their plan. If coverage becomes effective and you become insured, you will receive a group insurance certificate containing more detailed information. 

Watch this recorded presentation to hear The Standard Representatives talk about their coverage options. 

Basic Long Term Disability, Supplemental Long Term Disability 

Customer Service: 800-628-9696
Fax: 800-437-0961
Medical Evidence of Good Health: 800-843-7979
Group Number: 621144

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has a broad range of support services including financial counseling, marriage counseling, free legal assistance, supervisory support and mental health resources. 

Take the time to take care of yourself by watching our orientation video to learn about all the services available to you through a helpful overview of our program.

To access work-life services, log into using the username "USC" and password "guest", or call 800-633-3353.

PEBA administers the state’s employee insurance programs for South Carolina's public workforce.

MyBenefits is the fastest, most convenient way for subscribers covered by PEBA-administered insurance programs to manage their benefits. 

Learn how to register for MyBenefits

Are you ready for open enrollment? Access the resources provided below to get prepared.

PEBA sponsors and manages the retirement plans for South Carolina's public workforce.

Member Access is the online resource that allows you to view and update the personal information on file for your retirement account.

Learn how to register for Member Access

AIG Retirement Services financial professionals serve South Carolina State employees from enrollment through retirement. If you are enrolled in the State Optional Retirement Program (ORP) through AIG, their knowledgeable professionals will help you through:

  • Financial planning at no cost to you
  • Educational materials that are simple to understand
  • Virtual service to fit your schedule
  • Information and guidance for your financial situation

Watch this recorded video to learn how AIG can help you get on the right track to your future. 

Quick Links

Review this power point presentation to see the financial planning benefits AIG offers.

Other Resources

Schedule an Appointment with a Financial Professional

Jessica Hope-Buckner
Financial Advisor
Direct: 803-995-3623
Office: 803-743-2020
Schedule Online

Mass Mutual can help you plan for the moments that matter most in life. Learn how to effectively budget, save for college, plan for retirement, and set up your estate on our Financial Wellness hub.

Other Resources

TIAA is dedicated to helping you to and through retirement. Get free personalized advice and education through a TIAA financial consultant [pdf] today. Consultants can help people who are just starting out, mid-career, or transitioning to retirement. 

Other Retirement Resources 

Live Webinars for National Retirement Security Week

National Retirement Security Week (NRSW) is a national event focused on the importance of financial security and begins on October 18, 2020. 

TIAA will host live webinars in October and November to help with many important topics. 

October Webinars
Planning with Retirement Assets

Your retirement assets will play a significant role in creating your retirement income, however, there are many rules surrounding your use of these assets. When can I start taking distributions? When must I start taking distributions? What happens when I leave them to my loved ones? Join us to get the answers to all of these questions and more.

October 13 at 12 pm (ET)

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Are you concerned about identity theft and your family’s security online? TIAA’s Information Security team will discuss how you can protect yourself and your family from cybercriminal social engineering.

October 15 at 3 pm (ET)

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To see a complete list of available webinars, review the October flyer [pdf].  

November Webinars
Making gifts to loved ones and charities

You can help to maximize the value of your life’s work and help to take care of your survivors and philanthropic causes with a little planning. This webinar will review basic strategies for giving to individuals and charities during your lifetime, as well as legacy planning.

November 10 at 12 pm (ET)

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Making it easier for you: Online tools and resources

Save time, better manage your money and feel empowered by learning and using the latest tools, resources and retirement calculators on TIAA’s online platform.

November 11 at 3 pm (ET)

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To see a complete list of available webinars, review the November flyer [pdf].  

The new State ORP contract, which begins January 1, 2021, was awarded to AIG Retirement Services (AIG), MassMutual, TIAA and Voya Financial (Voya).

As a result of this award, MetLife Resources (MetLife) will no longer be a State ORP service provider, and Voya will be a new State ORP service provider beginning January 1, 2021.

More information about the transition to Voya is available at

For MetLife-ORP Participants ONLY

The new State ORP contract, which begins January 1, 2021, was awarded to AIG Retirement Services (AIG), MassMutual, TIAA and Voya Financial (Voya). 

As a result of this award, MetLife Resources (MetLife) will no longer be a State ORP service provider, and Voya will be a new State ORP service provider beginning January 1, 2021. More information about the transition to Voya is available at

Student Health Services provides comprehensive physical and mental health care services right on campus. Our professional and compassionate providers are committed to evidence-based, patient-centered care to help contribute to your success and overall well-being.

Learn more about Flu shots,COVID Testing,Worksite Screenings and more [pdf].

 If you have specific questions about your benefits, please contact the Benefits Office at or call 803-777-6650.

Posted September 11, 2020
Updated September 30

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