Eligible employees have until Saturday, October 31 to make select changes to their coverage for the following year. Changes made during open enrollment take effect January 1, 2021.
The Office of Human Resources’ Open Enrollment 2020 webpage is the ideal starting point and resource center for all things related to open enrollment. This page provides direct access to information and resources for insurance coverage through PEBA, Aflac and Allstate Identity Protection (formerly InfoArmor).
To review existing state insurance coverage and make open enrollment changes, employees can access the SC Public Employee Benefit Authority’s (PEBA) MyBenefits portal, which is also accessible from the Open Enrollment 2020 webpage.
As an additional educational resource, benefits-eligible employees have been enrolled in an optional open enrollment course in Tiger Training, available through the end of the month.
Don’t forget! Highlights for this year
- During this year’s insurance open enrollment, eligible employees can:
- enroll in or increase Optional Life (employee) coverage by up to $50,000 without medical evidence,
- enroll in Supplemental Long Term Disability (SLTD) coverage without medical evidence and
- change the benefit waiting period for existing SLTD coverage from 180 days to 90 days without medical evidence.
- This year is not a “dental year.” The next opportunity to make a change to existing dental coverage will be next year’s open enrollment during October of 2021 or within 31 days of a special eligibility situation.
- MoneyPlus flexible spending account holders must re-enroll to continue.Medical Spending Account (MSA), Limited Use Medical Spending Account (LUMSA) and Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA) participants are required to re-enroll for the following year.
- Employees can review their current insurance elections and related payroll deductions even if they don’t plan to make changes.All employees are encouraged to review their insurance elections and life insurance beneficiaries for accuracy during open enrollment. Log into PEBA MyBenefits to review current elections. Additionally, employees can access their paycheck online through Employee Self Service to view their current payroll deductions. For assistance, refer to the View Your Paycheck Quick Reference (PDF).
- If you’re satisfied with your current elections as indicated in MyBenefits, you don’t need to do anything to continue your coverage in 2021 (unless you have a MoneyPlus flexible spending account, in which case you’ll need to re-enroll).
The Office of Human Resources offers real-time support—Ask-HR chat, assistance by phone and virtual appointments—during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). For dedicated open enrollment support, the following options are available:
- Employees can schedule an appointment for virtual one-on-one assistance from the Office of Human Resources.
- PEBA offers assistance to its members via phone and email. Members can also schedule a video consultation with a PEBA representative.
- Additionally, links to dedicated assistance from Aflac and Allstate Identity Protection (formerly InfoArmor) are available on the Open Enrollment 2020 webpage.
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