The Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive (TERI) program will close to all participants on June 30, 2018. Once you terminate employment and PEBA receives all needed documentation, you gain access to your TERI account balance. You have several options for what to do with your account balance. In this episode, PEBA's Paul Graham explains how those options work.
PEBA Partners is an award program recognizing employers who promote healthy workplaces. In 2017, PEBA named the City of Newberry the PEBA Partners overall winner. Tamra Tootle of the City of Newberry discusses programs which the City has pursued to focus on a healthy workforce.
The Quit for Life tobacco cessation program is offered at no charge to State Health Plan members age 13 or older. Health Initiatives Coordinator Thomas Orton discusses how this program works, who is using it and what potential participants can expect when they enroll in it.
Employers have many good reasons to promote healthy outcomes for employees, like keeping State Health Plan costs comparatively low. PEBA Chief Operating Officer Sarah Corbett discusses why these costs matter to employers and how public health trends are affecting costs over time. She also talks about resources PEBA has to help employers, like PEBA Perks and the turnkey toolkits for promoting value-based benefits at www.PEBAHealthHub.com.
State Health Plan-primary members gained access to Blue CareOnDemand in 2017. This service lets you bypass the waiting room when you’re sick or travelling and instead connect with your doctor through a video visit on your computer or smartphone. Analytics & Health Initiatives Director Laura Smoak and Health Initiatives Coordinator Thomas Orton discuss who is using Blue CareOnDemand, how it works and when it’s a good option for medical care.
Registration is open for PEBA’s Benefits at Work Conference, which is coming up September 11-13, 2017, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. PEBA Employer Services Director Jennifer Dolder discusses what attendees will learn during this year’s event. She also explains how the conference will tie into the Navigating Your Benefits material now available to explain PEBA insurance and retirement issues to members.
Learn more at http://www.peba.sc.gov/baw.html.