Retirement Benefits

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South Carolina Retirement System
Review the SCRS Member Handbook

State ORP
State Optional Retirement Plan

Retirement Plan FAQ's

State ORP Annual Enrollment Period is January 1 through March 1 for all members. During that time, members may either change investment provider vendors or switch to SCRS only if the member has between one and five years of State ORP service.

State ORP Information

Service Retirement Awareness

SCRS Retirement Application (or may complete application in Member Access)

Retiree Insurance Packet

 In order to apply for the retiree insurance, you must complete eligibility/coverage selection forms (Employment Verification Record and Retiree Notice of Election). You may do this up to 90 days before your planned retirement date.
*NOTE: If you are not ready to retire, but are inquiring about your eligibility in the future, you may submit the Employment Verification Record to Insurance Benefits with a letter indicating your anticipated retirement date. PEBA Insurance 
Benefits will verify eligibility for retiree insurance no more than 6 months prior to retirement.

You must contact both departments within 31 days of retirement date: 

Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA)
Retirement Benefits & Insurance Benefits
*Eligibility for retirement differs from eligibility for retiree insurance*

PEBA Retirement Contact Information Document

Please review link below:
Return to Work Retirees