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   
Benefits Dept:
Velda Vaughn, e-mail 
Rosella Robinson, e-mail

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

South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) - Retirement

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)

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

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

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

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

EYEMED Vision Care

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

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

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

Ward Services Customer Service Department

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


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:
To view account information, log onto 
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            


(fixed & variable annuities, 5000+ Mutual Funds)

Representative: John Rush / Lynette Friemel
1533 Fording Is. Road, 328, Hilton Head, SC, 29926
Telephone: 843-837-1220


(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: or

AXA Advisors (Equitable)

Representative: Ben Capers
264 Graham Hall South, Ridgeland, SC, 29936
Telephone: 843-263-9729

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

Capital Guardian Trust Company

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

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

Life Ins. Co. of the Southwest

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


(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