MEMBERS & EMPLOYERS - Preventive screenings overview

April 13, 2018

Preventive screenings are available at no cost to State Health Plan-primary members. Learn about what the screening includes, how you can use it in your health care, how members can find screening opportunities and how employers can set up worksite screenings. 

MEMBERS - National Retirement Planning Week

April 6, 2018

This episode marks National Retirement Planning week with a look at the retirement issues and opportunities for South Carolina’s public employees.

MEMBERS - Flu vaccines

November 22, 2017

Flu season is back, and flu shots are available at no cost to State Health Plan-primary members. Learn about how you can use this valuable perk.

EMPLOYERS - City of Newberry PEBA Partners overall winner

October 23, 2017

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.

MEMBERS - Tobacco cessation

August 30, 2017

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 - Getting involved with your employees’ health

August 7, 2017

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

MEMBERS - Blue CareOnDemand

July 5, 2017

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.

EMPLOYERS - Benefits at Work conference

June 28, 2017

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.

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