Open Enrollment

OPEN ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

If you are satisfied with your coverage, you don’t need to do anything. Your coverage will continue in 2021. Keep in mind, though, you must re-enroll in MoneyPlus flexible spending accounts each year. You can re-enroll in MoneyPlus and make any other eligible changes online using MyBenefits at 
MyBenefits.sc.gov. If you’re unsure what insurance coverage you currently have, just log in to MyBenefits to find out. While you’re logged in, take a few minutes to review your life insurance beneficiaries and make any updates to your contact information.

All changes must be made by October 31 at 11:59pm!
Any changes that you make during open enrollment take effect January 1, 2021.

Overview video provided by PEBA
Instructions on making changes using MyBenefits
2021 Insurance Benefits Summary (Includes Premium Information)

Accessing Insurance Cards: 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Health, Dental Basic, Dental Plus)
Express Scripts (Prescription Drugs)
EyeMed (State Vision)

Health Insurance:

  1. You can add or remove your spouse, and/or children from your health insurance or change between the Standard and Savings (high deductible) plans. Children can remain on your insurance until they turn 26 even if they are married regardless of whether they are a student or not.

Dental Insurance:

  1. No dental changes are allowed this year. The next opportunity to change dental insurance will be October 2021.

Vision Insurance:

  1. You can add or remove your spouse, and/or children from your state vision (EyeMed) insurance.

    Note: Superior Vision ended at the end of 2019. If you previously had Superior Vision and did not sign up for State Vision last year you need to sign up for State Vision if you want to continue vision coverage. MyBenefits will allow you to see if you have state vision coverage or not. Children can remain on your insurance until they turn 26 even if they are married regardless of whether they are a student or not.

Optional Life Insurance: 

  1. You can increase Optional Life coverage up to $50,000 on yourself in most cases. If you are eligible, MyBenefits will give you this option.
  2. If it does not give you the option to increase your coverage you will need to complete the “Full Statement of Health” form and return it to Metlife directly.
  3. If you want to increase your spouse’s optional life coverage, they will have to complete the “Full Statement of Health”. Spouse Life Insurance cannot exceed 50% of the coverage you have on yourself. (For example, if you have $100,000 in life insurance your spouse can only have $50,000)
  4. You can enroll in Dependent Life Insurance on children. This policy is $15,000 in coverage and cannot be increased. Dependent Life coverage on children ends at age 25. 

Supplemental Long Term Disability

  1. You can enroll in Supplemental Long Term Disability with either a 90 or 180 day waiting period without any medical evidence of good health. The state does NOT offer Short Term Disability.

Medical Spending/Health Savings/Dependent Care Accounts

  1. You can enroll, or re-enroll in these accounts using MyBenefits. You will find them under the "MoneyPlus" section at the bottom of the screen after you click "Make Changes". 

To make changes to your benefits go to https://mybenefits.sc.gov/
If you need help check the instructions at the top of the page.

If you have other questions, or are having issues with MyBenefits please contact Chad Palmer at the District Office via e-mail (preferred) or by phone at 864-206-2220

ALL CHANGES MUST BE MADE BY OCTOBER 31 AT 11:59PM