The South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority regularly distributes information guides to provide facts and overviews on various aspects of their services.

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  • Your 2023 dependent spending account at a glance 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (2022-09-09)
    A Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA) allows you to set aside money from your paycheck pretax to pay for child day care expenses and, in some cases, elder care expenses. When you pay less in taxes, you have more money ...
  • Use a health savings account to save for future expenses 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (2022-09-09)
    State Health Plan Savings Plan members can contribute to a Health Savings Account, or HSA. An HSA helps you get the most out of your health plan by reducing your taxes while saving for future medical expenses.
  • Comparing the 2023 standard plan and savings plan 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (2022-09-09)
    The State Health Plan gives you two options to cover your expenses: the Standard Plan or the Savings Plan. The Standard Plan has higher premiums and lower deductibles. The Savings Plan has lower premiums and higher deductibles.
  • Your 2023 medical spending account at a glance 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (2022-09-09)
    A Medical Spending Account allows you to set aside money from your paycheck pretax to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses, such as copayments and coinsurance. When you pay less in taxes, you have more money in your pocket.
  • How the state health plan measures up 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-20)
    PEBA regularly benchmarks the State Health Plan against other public and private sector insurance plans. In these charts the State Health Plan compares favorably in cost while maintaining value.
  • Your 2022 vision coverage at a glance 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-20)
    This paper describes the the State Vision Plan, In-network member costs and Out-of-network reimbursements.
  • Retiree insurance eligibility, funding 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-20)
    Eligibility for retiree group insurance is not the same as eligibility for retirement. Determining retiree insurance eligibility is complicated, and only PEBA can make that determination. It is very important to contact ...
  • How returning to work will impact your insurance benefits 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12-16)
    After you retire, you may choose to return to work for a participating employer. If you are in an insurance-eligible job, and you, your spouse or your children are covered under PEBA’s retiree group insurance, you must ...
  • What you need to know about balance billing 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12-20)
    Network providers agree to accept the State Health Plan’s negotiated rate, or allowed amount, as their total fee. It is better to stay in network if possible. If you choose to use an out-of-network provider, he may bill ...
  • Traditional Medicare and the Medicare supplemental plan 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-20)
    This chart is a summary of how PEBA’s Medicare Supplemental Plan coordinates (pays secondary) with traditional Medicare when Medicare is your primary coverage.
  • Your 2022 medical spending account at a glance 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-18)
    A Medical Spending Account allows you to set aside money from your paycheck pretax to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses, such as copayments and coinsurance. When you pay less in taxes, you have more money in your pocket.
  • Comparing the 2022 standard plan and savings plan 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-12)
    The State Health Plan gives you two options to cover your expenses: the Standard Plan and the Savings Plan. The Standard Plan has higher premiums and lower deductibles. The Savings Plan has lower premiums and higher ...
  • Comparing dental plus and basic dental 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-12)
    State employees have two options for dental coverage. Dental Plus pays more and has higher premiums and lower out-of- pocket costs. Basic Dental pays less and has lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs. Changes ...
  • Use a health savings account to save for future expenses 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-12)
    State Health Plan Savings Plan members can contribute to a Health Savings Account, or HSA. An HSA helps you get the most out of your health plan by reducing your taxes while saving for future medical expenses.
  • Your 2022 benefits options 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-12)
    This publication gives details of insurance information state employees for open enrollment. It covers health plans offered, different health plans, health savings accounts and cafeteria benefits plans.
  • Comparing the 2021 standard plan and savings plan 

    South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-26)
    The State Health Plan gives you two options to cover your expenses: the Standard Plan or the Savings Plan. The Standard Plan has higher premiums and lower deductibles. The Savings Plan has lower premiums and higher deductibles.