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INQUIRE ABOUT HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE INSURANCE, DISABILITY AND RETIREMENT?

Contact at Beaufort County School District (BCSD), Human Resources Benefits Department in reference to the state insurance and retirement questions.

Velda Vaughn, Human Resources Department, (843-322-2378 office telephone number) employees last name A thru K.  
Rosella Robinson, Human Resources Department, (843-322-2405 office telephone number) employees  last name L thru Z.


CHANGE MY ADDRESS WITH BEAUFORT CO. SCHOOLS (BCSD), INSURANCE, AND RETIREMENT? 

1. Obtain a Universal Name/Address Change Form from a school office manager, the Human Resources Department, or the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Insurance Benefits website which is www.peba.sc.gov located under the "Forms" tab.

2. Complete, sign, date, and submit the form to a Human Resources Benefits Department Representative. The Benefits Administrator will sign, date, process, and mail the form to PEBA Insurance Benefits and Retirement companies.  This form will also change your address with Beaufort County School District.

CHANGE MY NAME WITH BCSD, BCSD ID BADGE, INSURANCE, AND RETIREMENT? 

1. Locate and print the Universal Name/Address Change Form listed under the “Forms” Section on the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Insurance Benefits website which is www.peba.sc.gov .

2. Complete, sign, and date the form. Provide a certified true copy of a social security card listing your changed name. The Benefits Administrator (BA) will sign, date, process, and mail the form to the Retirement Systems and the PEBA Insurance Benefits companies.  This form will also change an employee's name with Beaufort County School District. 

3.  BCSD Identification Badge - After you have completed the Universal Name/Address Change Form, provided the social security card, and the BA has processed the paperwork, then you may contact Ashley Crowley, Human Resources Department, to issue you a new ID Badge listing the name change.

4. Reminder: An employee's name will not be changed with BCSD, on the Beaufort County School District's employee Identification Badge, or with the state or retirement companies until receipt of the Universal Name/Address Change form and a copy of the social security card listing the changed name has been submitted and processed.

REQUEST A BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD INSURANCE CARD?

1. To request a Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance card, call Blue Cross/Blue Shield Customer Service toll free at 1-800-868-2520, or view the website at http://www.southcarolinablues.com or  StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com 

REQUEST A DENTAL CARD?

1. To request the State Plan dental card, contact a Beaufort County School District Human Resources Benefit Department Representative at (843) 322-2300.

2. To request the State Plan dental plus card, you may contact Blue Cross/Blue Shield toll free at 1-888-214-6230 or view the website at http://www.southcarolinablues.com or StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com

CHANGE THE BENEFICIARY FOR THE LIFE INSURANCE OR RETIREMENT PLANS?

Please note than an employee can change the name of a beneficiary anytime of the year.

To change the beneficiary listed for the Basic or Optional Life Insurance, please do the following:

1. Complete the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Insurance Benefits Active Notice of Election (NOE) form. You may obtain the NOE form by contacting a Beaufort County School District Human Resources Benefits Department Representative at (843)322-2300 or 1-888-260-9430 (PEBA) or download the form off of the PEBA Insurance Benefits website www.peba.sc.gov  (click “Forms” and then “Active Notice of Election”).

2. Complete the Enrollee Information, Items #1 thru #16, and the Beneficiaries Section on the NOE form. Do not mark or write any information in the Coverage or Dependents Section on the NOE form.

3. Sign, date and send the NOE form to Beaufort County School District Human Resources Benefits Department.

4. The Benefits Administrator will sign, date and mail the form to PEBA  Insurance Benefits and a copy of the NOE form will be sent back to the employee to confirm receipt of the form.

5. You may also change beneficiary information by accessing the MyBenefits Program online at the PEBA website www.peba.sc.gov

To change the beneficiary for the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Retirement, please do the following:

1. Obtain the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Retirement Beneficiary Form #1102 from a Beaufort County School District Human Resources Benefits Department Representative by calling (843) 322-2300 or 1-800-868-9002 (PEBA) or download the form off of the PEBA Retirement website at  www.peba.sc.gov  Complete Section I, II-A, II-B and Section III on the form.

2. In Section IV, sign your name on the Member's Signature line of the form in front of a notary and submit the form to a Beaufort County School District Human Resources Benefits Department Representative. The Benefits Administrator will mail the form to PEBA Retirement.

3.  You may also change the beneficiary information online at www.peba.sc.gov and click on the Member Login icon.

To change the beneficiary for the Optional Retirement Plan, please do the following:

1. Obtain the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Retirement State ORP Active Group Life Beneficiary Designation Form #1106 from a Beaufort County School District Human Resources Benefits Department Representative at (843) 322-2300 or 1-800-868-9002 (PEBA) or download the form from the PEBA Retirement website at www.peba.sc.gov  Complete Section I and II on the form.

2. In Section III, sign your name on the Member's Signature line of the form in front of a notary and submit the form to a Beaufort County School District Human Resources Benefits Department Representative. The Benefits Administrator will mail the form to PEBA Retirement.

PAYROLL DEPARTMENT QUESTIONS:

Please contact the Beaufort County School District's Payroll Department at (843)322- 2300 in reference to questions about sick leave, vacation days, W-4 form or changes, W-2 questions, direct deposits, or pay check issues.