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Virtual Benefits Fair

UofSC will host a Virtual Benefits Fair September 27 – 29 with live presentations between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. PRISMA Mobile Mammography will also be conducting onsite mammograms on September 27 (by appointment only).


Live Presentation Schedule

Presenter Access Time
UofSC Central Benefits Office/BCBSSC/EyeMed/ASIFlex

Open Enrollment Changes/Health and Dental/ Flexible Spending Accounts

9:30-11:00 a.m.
The Standard (Long Term Disability/Workplace Possibilities) 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Student Affairs (Bright Horizon-Early Education Programs for Children) Noon – 1:00 p.m.
South Carolina Treasurer’s Office (Able Savings Program/Future Scholar Programs/Unclaimed Property Programs) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Presenter Access Time
Empower Deferred Compensation
(401K and 457)
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Empower Retirement  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
MetLife (403b) 11:00 a.m. – Noon
TIAA (403b) Noon – 1:00 p.m.
AIG (403b) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Presenter Access Time
University Health Services 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Wondr Health (formerly Naturally Slim) and BCBSSC (Nopay Copay and BlueCareOnDemand)

Learn the skills to lose weight and keep it off forever while still eating your favorite foods in this clinically proven online program.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
MYgroup (EAP) 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Campus Recreation 

Opportunities to become physically active

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

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.

EyeMed administers the State Vision Plan. This plan offers coverage for comprehensive eye exams, frames, lenses and lens options, and contact lens services and materials.

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. 

Basic Long Term Disability, Supplemental Long Term Disability
https://www.peba.sc.gov/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 [pdf] 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.

Dowlod the Mygroup app [pdf], or share our poster [pdf] or brochure [pdf] with employees. 

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

  • Wondr Health
  • Mygroup
  • Campus Recreation
  • Bright Horizon
  • South Carolina Treasurer’s Office

The South Carolina Public Employee Benefits Authority (PEBA) administers the state’s employee insurance programs for South Carolina's public workforce.

https://peba.sc.gov/benefits

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. 

https://peba.sc.gov/plans

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

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 www.southcarolinadcp.com 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.

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. 

Other Resources 

Schedule an Appointment with a Financial Professional

Jessica Hope-Buckner
Financial Advisor
Direct: 803-995-3623
Office: 803-743-2020
jessica.buckner@aig.com
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 

Register for a Live Webinar on September 28 at 12:00 p.m.

The new State ORP contract, which begins January 1, 2022, 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, 2022.

More information about the transition to Voya is available at peba.sc.gov/orp-transition

For MetLife-ORP Participants ONLY

The new State ORP contract, which begins January 1, 2022, 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, 2022. More information about the transition to Voya is available at peba.sc.gov/orp-transition.

University 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 COVID testing, worksite screenings and more [pdf].

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

Flu Shots and Worksite Screenings

Contact University Health Services to schedule an appointment for your or worksite screening


Contact Your Benefits Office

If you have specific concerns that our team can help you address, please contact the benefits office for your campus.

Sue Golabek
One University Boulevard, Suite 138
Bluffton, SC 29909
843-208-8000
HR@uscb.edu

UofSC employees on the Columbia campus may contact the Benefits Office at benefits@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-6650.

You may also contact one of our Columbia campus benefits counselors directly.  Our counselors are assigned to employees by last name:

Last Names A-F, M and Q:
Titus Williams
803-777-2534
tw37@mailbox.sc.edu

Last Names G-L, N and R:
Jalen Abraham
803-777-0464
abraham6@mailbox.sc.edu

Last Names S-Z, P and O:
Shamika Castleberry
803-777-3243
shamikac@mailbox.sc.edu

Tracey Mobley Chavous
476 Hubbard Drive
Hubbard Hall, Room 118
Lancaster, SC 29720
803-313-7476
tmobley@mailbox.sc.edu

Lisa Bonnette
West Campus
465 James Brandt Boulevard
Allendale, SC 29810
803-584-3446
lisarj@mailbox.sc.edu

Whitney Easaw
School of Medicine HR Office
Building #3, VA Campus
Columbia, SC 29208
803-216-3388
whitney.easaw@uscmed.sc.edu

Teresa Limpalair
607 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605
864-455-8209
803-576-6885
talfonso@mailbox.sc.edu

Marchetta Williams
200 Miller Road
Williams Bryce Edwards Admin Bldg, Room 204D
Sumter, SC 29150
803-9383721
mlwillia@uscsumter.edu

Susan Jett
309 E. Academy Street
Union, SC 29379
864-424-8027
jettsp@mailbox.sc.edu

800 University Way
Administration Building
Suite 300
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303
864-503-5000 

 


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