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During open enrollment, you can:
- Enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, vision, life insurance or long-term disability insurance plans.
- Add or remove dependents from your coverage.
- Enroll in or make changes to your health savings account and flexible spending accounts for dependent care and medical spending and limited-use spending accounts.
- Learn more at https://www.peba.sc.gov/oe.
Any changes that you make during open enrollment will take effect January 1, 2022.
Open enrollment highlights for 2022
- Active employee health insurance premiums will not increase in 2022.
- Dental Plus monthly premiums will increase slightly.
- State Vision Plan monthly premiums will increase slightly.
- ASIFlex/HSA Central were awarded the contract to administer Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). In March 2022, HSAs will move to the HSA Central platform, which will be the new hub for all things related to HSAs. This means that you will see Central Bank branding until the transition. Be on the lookout for more information about this upgrade in early 2022 if you participate in an HSA.
How to make changes
- Log in to MyBenefits to make your coverage selections during open enrollment. View the Setting Up a New MyBenefits Account flyer [pdf] to learn how to register.
- Keep in mind that changes to existing dental coverage can be made during open enrollment only in odd-numbered years. Your next opportunity to make a change will be October 2023 or within 31 days of a special eligibility situation.
- If you want to enroll in or increase Optional Life or Dependent Life-Spouse coverage that requires medical evidence, be sure to complete the online Supplemental Form or Statement of Health that you receive in an email from MetLife. Then, complete a Notice of Election form, sign it and return it to your Benefits office by October 31, 2021. Your Benefits office will submit the form to PEBA once they receive approval for coverage from MetLife.
- Some coverage changes, including enrolling a dependent who is not currently covered under any benefit, require supporting documentation. You can upload documents through MyBenefits. Keep in mind that PEBA must receive the documents by December 1 to approve the changes.
Satisfied with your current coverage?
You do not need to do anything during open enrollment. However, you must re-enroll in flexible spending accounts each year.
If you miss open enrollment
Open enrollment ends October 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Once the deadline has passed, you must wait until either the next October or until you have a special eligibility situation. Special eligibility situations occur after life events such as getting married or having children. Insurance changes must be made within 31 days of a qualifying event.
Follow up on your open enrollment changes
At the beginning of December 2021, log in to MyBenefits and select Review Benefits from the drop-down list to see your 2022 benefits. If you notice any errors, contact your campus Benefits Office immediately.
Contact Benefits Office [pdf[ for your campus, or contact PEBA’s Customer Contact Center at 803-737-6800 or 888-260-9430.