PEBA Insurance changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect January 1, 2024
Please review your check stubs to ensure the accuracy of any changes made during PEBA's Open Enrollment.
BENEFICIARY CHANGES can be made anytime throughout the year!
If you made a change to a beneficiary on your insurance, it does not affect retirement. Be sure to check both portal websites (see links below).
MyBenefits (PEBA Insurance portal)
Member Access (PEBA Retirement portal)
2024 PEBA Insurance Resources:
2024 Insurance Summary (Details on all PEBA coverage)
Flexible Spending Account Administrator change for 2024 to TASC (from ASI Flex). See links below for more information regarding these accounts:
Limited Use Medical Spending Account (only for employees enrolled in the Savings State Health Plan)
For specific information about your benefits, review these documents:
2023 Insurance Summary
2023 Monthly Premiums
(as of Jan. 1, 2023)
New Employee Checklist
State Benefits offered to full-time employees:
Navigating Your Benefits
All-in-one information on insurance and benefits
Make changes or view insurance enrollment
Make changes or view retirement account
Meru Health (Blue Cross Blue Shield member benefit)
12-week therapy program reduces anxiety, stress, depression and burnout (no cost to you)
Program waives copayments on generic prescriptions for specific health conditions
Skip the waiting room and see the doctor online through a mobile device or computer
MUSC Virtual Visit
Available to all state health plan members at no cost for the visit. Service can be done through chat, questionnaire, or video
PEBA Insurance Resources/ Forms
Resources such as publications, premiums, provider information, vendor website, and forms. *Some insurance coverage may be changed within 31 days of a special eligibility situation
State Health Plans
Standard Health Plan
Savings Health Plan
TRICARE Supplement Plan (available if on Tricare Military coverage)
PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Homes)
If you or the covered family member receive services from a PCMH, the health plan pays 90% of the cost, and you only pay 10%.
Dental and Dental Plus
Dental changes occur odd years, i.e., 2023, 2025, etc.
Long Term Disability
Pre-Tax Feature, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Savings Account
Federally Mandated Notice - 2024
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NON-STATE VOLUNTARY BENEFITS
(Full time, Benefits eligible employees):
Rhonda Howle or Will Brown for Aflac policy enrollment or questions (Go to: https://www.aflacenrollment.com/DarlingtonCountySchoolDistrict/0ds444557377)
Ward Services (click name) offers several voluntary policies (see below). Contact them for specific policy questions.
- Allstate Cancer Policy
- Trustmark Critical Illness
- Trustmark Universal Life
- Trustmark Accident Benefit
Short Term Disability (Offered to all full time, benefits eligible employees upon hire)
If enrollment is not done within 31 days of hire date, a late entry application would be required during any other time of employment and is subject to medical evidence. Contact the Benefits office for further information.
Benefits offered to ALL employees:
401K/457 Supplemental Retirement Plans (SC Deferred Compensation Plan/ Empower Retirement)
401K/457 Enrollment Form
403b Supplemental Retirement Plan (Contact agent for enrollment process)
Some employees may be eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act and obtain health insurance through the Federal Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange Notice is available under the Benefits Forms for reference.
If you choose to review your options under the marketplace, you may print Part B of this form to assist you in completing your application for health insurance on the marketplace.
For more information about this Federal program, please go to www.HealthCare.gov
Christy Sandifer , Benefits Coordinator: 843-398-2308
Kimberly Hubbard, Benefits Administrative Assistant: 843-398-2309
|DCSD BENEFITS OFFICE
843-398-2309 or 843-398-2308
PEBA Insurance and PEBA Retirement Benefits
1-888-260-9430 or 803-737-6800
The Darlington County School District recognizes the importance of employee benefits in the lives of the people who work with the District. For this reason, the Darlington County School District has a policy of continuous review of all benefits which means paying constant attention to the improvement of current benefits and the addition of new ones, where possible. The aim of this continuous review is to provide progressive benefits for all district employees. The information contained in this page is designed to outline the fringe benefits for the district employees. Benefits may vary according to the length of the contract year of the employee with the District. Where such variances do occur, every attempt is made to keep the variances fair, consistent, and equitable.