End of the School Year Notice

Important Note: Always notify your administrator/supervisor in writing if you are resigning, retiring, or transferring employment to another South Carolina school district or state agency.  Your administrator/supervisor will submit the notification along with a Personnel Action Form to the Human Resources Department in order to process the official request.

RESIGNATION

Submit a letter of resignation to your administrator declaring your intent to resign or retire.   An employee's benefits will end the first of the month following the last date of employment.  

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

Once the official notification of employment change has been processed, a Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) health care packet will be mailed to the employee’s home address listed on file with Beaufort County School District’s Human Resources Department.   Please refer to the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Insurance Benefits Guide and view the section on “When Coverage Ends.”  The Insurance Benefits Guide can be located on the PEBA Insurance Benefits website which is www.peba.sc.gov or by calling the PEBA Insurance Customer Service toll free telephone number 888-260-9430 (press prompt #1 for insurance and then #7 for customer service).

COBRA is usually only necessary for those individuals not continuing on with other employment, securing full service retirement, or may have a lapse in employment.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TRANSFER

An employee transferring to another school district or state agency within South Carolina must notify Human Resources in writing as soon as possible.  For insurance coverage to continue through the summer months with the South Carolina state plan, an employee will need to submit a copy of a contract or letter of agreement from the prospective South Carolina state employer to the Beaufort County School District Benefits Department.  Insurance coverage with the new South Carolina state employer will begin with the onset of the new contract year.  Without proof of transfer to a new school district or state agency within South Carolina, an employee will have a break in health coverage due to the loss of insurance.

FULL SERVICE RETIREMENT

Within 31 days of your date of full service retirement, you must review eligibility and complete the required documentation, please contact:

  • South Carolina PEBA Retirement Customer Service 800-868-9002 (SC residents only) or 803-737-6800, websute:  www.peba.sc.gov
  • Beaufort County School District Benefits Department at 843-322-2300.

COMPLETION OR EARLY WITHDRAWAL FROM THE TERI PROGRAM

You must notify the South Carolina PEBA Retirement at 800-868-9002 or 803-737-6800 and Beaufort County School District Human Resources that you are no longer participating in the TERI Program.  PEBA Retirement will direct you to the forms that you will need to complete to end the TERI Program.  These forms can also be located online at  www.peba.sc.gov  

You have  31 days to complete the necessary documentation, failure to enroll within 31 days from your date of full service retirement will result in the loss of insurance coverage.

The Retiree Notice of Election (NOE) and the Employment Verification Record Form can be located on the PEBA Insurance Benefits website which is www.peba.sc.gov or by contacting either the PEBA Insurance Benefits at 888-260-9430 (toll-free telephone number) or the Beaufort County School District Benefits Department at 843-322-2300.