Important Phone Numbers

Beaufort County School District - Benefits Department

Mailing Address: P. O. Drawer 309, Beaufort, SC, 29901
Physical Location: 2900 Mink Point Blvd., Beaufort, SC, 29902
Telephone: 843-322-2300 or 800-763-1875
FAX: 843-322-2391   
Website:  www.beaufort.k12.sc.us
Benefits Dept:
Velda Vaughn, e-mail  velda.vaughn@beaufort.k12.sc.us 
Rosella Robinson, e-mail  rosella.robinson@beaufort.k12.sc.us

South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) - Insurance

S. C. Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) - Insurance Benefits
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 11661, Columbia, SC, 29211-1661
Location: 1201 Main Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC, 29201
Customer Service: 803-734-0678 or 888-260-9430
Retiree Billing: 803-734-1696
FAX: 803-737-0825
Website:  www.peba.sc.gov

South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) - Retirement

SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (SCRS)
a Division of the S. C. Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA)
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 11960, Columbia, SC, 29211-1960
Location:  202 Arbor Lake Drive, Columbia, SC, 29223
Customer Service:  803-737-6800
800-868-9002 (toll-free within South Carolina only)
Website:  www.peba.sc.gov

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina (BCBSSC) - Health Plans

Standard Plan, Savings Plan, Medicare Supplemental Plan
P. O. Box 100605, Columbia, SC, 29260-0605
Customer Service Center:
800-868-2520 or 803-736-1576
Website:  StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com

State Dental Plan, Dental Plus Plans

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
P. O. Box 100300, Columbia, SC, 29202-3300
Customer Service: 888-214-6230 or 803-264-7323
FAX: 803-264-7739
Website: StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com

Express Scripts (State Health Plan Prescription Drug Program)

Express Scripts (State Health Plan Prescription Drug Program)
Claims Address:
Attn:  Commerical Claims
P. O. Box 2872, Clinton, IA, 52733-2872Schaumburg, IL, 60196-8022
Customer Service: 855-612-3128
Websitewww.express-scripts.com

Companion Benefit Alternatives (CBA)

State Mental Health/Substance Abuse 
P. O. Box 100185, AX-315, Columbia, SC, 29202 
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Customer Service:  803-736-1576 or 800-868-2520
Mental Health Precertification/Case Management: 800-868-1032 
Mental Health FAX:  803-714-6456
Tobacco cessation:  866-784-8454
Website:   www.CompanionBenefitAlternatives.com

EYEMED Vision Care

Claims address:  OON Claims, P. O. Box 8504, Mason, OH, 45040-7111
Customer Care Center: 877-735-9314
Group Number 9925991
Website:   www.eyemed.com

Medi-Call (Medical Preauthorization)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
AX-650, I-20 at Alpine Road, Columbia, SC, 29219
Telephone:  800-925-9724 or 803-699-3337
FAX: 803-264-0183

Securian (Minnesota Life Insurance)

Basic Life, Optional Life, Dependent Life Insurance
Group Administration Department
400 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN, 55101
Customer Service:  866-486-5298
Evidence of Insurability:  800-872-2214
Claims:  888-365-2374
FAX:  651-665-4827

Standard Insurance Company

Basic & Supplemental Long Term Disability  Insurance
P. O. Box 2800, Portland, OR, 97208-2800
General Information & Claims: 800-628-9696
FAX: 800-437-0961
Medical Evidence of Good Health: 800-843-7979
Group Number:  621144
Website: www.standard.com/mybenefits/southcarolina

WageWorks - MoneyPlus

Mailing Address: P. O. Box  14766, Lexington, KY, 40512-4766 
Customer Care Center: 800-342-8017
Automated Information: 800-865-3262
Claims FAX: 888-800-5217
Website:   www.myFBMC.com

Ward Services Customer Service Department

(Questions about Universal Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Accidental, and Short-Term Disability Plans)
Telephone: 800-673-6472

PENSERV

Beaufort Co. School District’s 403(b) third party administrator and sole record keeper for all new vendor enrollments, changes, etc.
Customer Service:  800-849-4001              Website:  www.penserv.com
To view account information, log onto https://www.reportlinkplus.com/penservweb/ 
Type in the social security number and the plan’s access code which is beau5689 and then follow the instructions prompted on the web page.

South Carolina Deferred Compensation   (401k & 457 plans)

200 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC, 29223      
Telephone: 877-457-6263, Ext. 20149  or FAX 803-754-7661            
Website:  www.southcarolinadcp.com

Ameriprise

(fixed & variable annuities, 5000+ Mutual Funds)

Representative: John Rush / Lynette Friemel
1533 Fording Is. Road, 328, Hilton Head, SC, 29926
Telephone: 843-837-1220
Email: John.b.rush@ampf.com Mary.l.friemel@ampf.com

MetLife

(fixed or variable annuities)

Representative:Jim Diemer or Heather O'Donovan
11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA, 31419
Jim Diemer Telephone: 912-819-2132
Healther O'Donovan Telephone: 912-819-2443
FAX: 912-819-3003
email: jdiemer@metlife.com or www.jimdiemer.metlife.com
jodonovan@metlife.com

AXA Advisors (Equitable)

Representative: Ben Capers
264 Graham Hall South, Ridgeland, SC, 29936
Telephone: 843-263-9729
Email: benjamin.capers@axa-advisors.com

Reliastar/ING Retirement Plans

(fixed & variable annuities)
Representative: PA Pournell, III

Pournelle Insurance Agency, LLC
38 Sweetbriar Lane, Walterboro, SC, 29488
Telephone: 843-909-0374 or 800-328-9425
Email: papournelle@lowcountry.com

Capital Guardian Trust Company

Representative: Ronnie Tanner & Owen Hand
of Hand & Tanner
39 Prof. Village Circle, Beaufort, SC, 29901
Telephone: 843-524-6310
Email: ronny@handandtanner.com

Edward Jones
38 Calhoun Street, Unit 1, Bluffton, SC, 29910
Telephone: 843-524-4115

Riles & Associates

Representative: James Riles
6205 Abercorn St. Suite, 100C, Savannah, GA, 31405
Telephone: 888-587-4537
Email: jrismoney@aol.com

Life Ins. Co. of the Southwest

(variable & fixed & equity-indexed annuities)
Representative: Charles (Chuck) Middleton, Jr.
Telephone: 864-903-3238
Email:cmiddleton@valuteachers.com

VALIC

(fixed & variable annuities, Mutual Funds/CDs)

Representative: Paul Buceti
3710 Landmark Drive, Ste. 104, Columbia, SC, 29204
Telephone: 800-892-5558, Ext. 88564
District Telephone: 803-743-2020
Cellular: 843-270-8595
Email: paul.buceti@valic.com