Benefits

Please contact Julie Wicker with any questions regarding Benefits:
843-436-7086 / [email protected]                                              

Georgetown County School District recently partnered with Ward Services, an employee benefits support firm, to assist our employees in understanding their benefit options. In addition to supporting new employees as they make benefit decisions, Ward Services will also assist during the upcoming Open Enrollment. Ward Services will have Benefits Counselors in schools and other district locations during the benefits enrollment period to meet with employees one-on-one or virtually to discuss current benefit elections as well as new voluntary benefit options. 

The attached document provides additional information about the partnership with Ward Services. Look for more information in the coming weeks about Open Enrollment and how to schedule your appointment with a Ward Services Benefits Counselor. 

Ward Services Press Release1 (1).pdf

NEW EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INFORMATION

*Please take the time to read over the new information related to benefits.  
*1. Benefits Orientation Videos:

Georgetown County School District makes available a wide variety of employee benefit options. These include the State of South Carolina benefits plans as well as optional, supplemental benefit options and many others. The link below is a self-guided orientation video covering all of your benefit options. Please review the video prior to scheduling your employee benefits enrollment appointment.

https://www.brainshark.com/wardservices/Georgetownnewhires

To learn more about your benefit options, ask your specific questions and to enroll yourself and your dependents in your benefits, you will need to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Benefits Counselor. Georgetown County School District has partnered with Ward Services to provide you a highly trained, non-commissioned Benefits Counselors to assist with your benefits enrollment. Please click the link below to schedule your virtual or in-person benefits enrollment appointment.

www.wardservices.com/georgetownschools

CURRENT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INFORMATION

Please click on the following PEBA website.  (PEBA - Public Employee Benefit Authority) This site allows you to view benefits and make changes online.  

Please click on the following: New Employee PEBA Information. Helpful information and videos for new employees.

Please click on the following: Life Event Checklist.  (Once on the page, look under Insurance and then click on Life Event Checklist towards the bottom of the page. Same information also found under the Retirement list.


Health Health and Dental Insurance
Health and Dental Benefits are provided by the State of SC. The plan is
administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  Blue_Cross_Blue_Shield_logo

The state health plan
Is a comprehensive plan, which is offered to all full-time employees and/or dependents. The plan offers maximum protection from catastrophic illness or injury worldwide, plus the freedom to choose which doctors and hospitals to use.

Dental
The State Dental Plan

Is available to all full-time employees at no charge. If an employee chooses to cover their eligible dependents then a small monthly premium will be charged. The plan covers preventive, basic, routine and orthodontic care.

*New and existing employees can only make dental changes during odd year open enrollments (October).  Employees must wait until the next open enrollment period of an odd-numbered year to enroll as a late entrant or to add a spouse or child(ren) as a late entrant.

Dental Plus
Provides a higher level of dental coverage and covers the same services under the State Dental Plan. The premiums are paid entirely by the employee. 

Sick Leave Bank
The Sick Leave Bank is for active duty employees who earn sick leave. The purpose is to provide the opportunity for paid leave for eligible employees when attendance is inadvisable and/or impossible due to the catastrophic illness of the employee or his/her immediate family, and when required absences exceed their accrued leave, but do not activate long-term disability insurance provisions. For application and/or regulations. Questions or concerns contact Alicia Mercer at 436-7009 or email: [email protected]


SC Retirement System 
The following links will provide you with information regarding the SC Retirement System.

SC Retirement page.  This site will provide you with a general overview of the SC Retirement system.

SC Retirement Member access page.  This site allows you to review retirement account balance, beneficiaries, etc. 




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