Public Employee Benefit Authority

South Carolina PEBA State Health Plan/Retirement Systems

Insurance Benefits Guide reminder

Coming soon 2018 Insurance Benefits Guide

The complete 2017 Insurance Benefits Guide is available for viewing, searching, downloading and printing by going to and clicking on Publications, 2017 Insurance Benefits Guide button.

If you still have questions about your benefits after reviewing your guide, contact PEBA at, 803.737.6800 or 888.260.9430.

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment webpage launched September 1, 2017

Open Enrollment is October 1-31, 2017. If you are satisfied with your current coverage, you do not need to do anything during open enrollment. Any changes that you make during open enrollment will take effect January 1, 2018. Learn more about open enrollment now.

During open enrollment, eligible employees, retirees, COBRA subscribers and survivors may change their coverage for the following year. A full list of changes that can be made during this year's open enrollment is available on the Open Enrollment page. You can download an open enrollment checklist by subscriber type on the page, too.

flu vaccine

This year, the seasonal flu vaccine will be available at no cost to primary State Health Plan members.

  • When a member gets the flu vaccine from a participating network health care provider, the cost of the vaccine and administration fee will be covered at 100 percent.
  • PEBA will not cover the cost associated with the office visit, however.
  • Primary members may also get the vaccine from a participating network pharmacy for a $0 copayment.

This is a great deal for our members, and we hope you'll help us promote it using our flu campaign toolkit. It includes:

  • A poster;
  • A flier;
  • A customizable email you can send to your employees
  • Digital banners;
  • A social media message;
  • A newsletter article; and
  • A PowerPoint slide.

Download these materials by visiting There, you'll also find other materials you can use throughout the year to improve the health of your employees.