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Division of Human Resources

Employee Wellness Programs

We want you to be happy and healthy. By offering a variety of wellness programs, we provide the extra support you need to succeed at work and in your personal life.

State Wellness Benefits (PEBA)

USC faculty, staff and retirees enrolled in the State Health Plan have access to free health management programs. These benefits help you to proactively monitor your health, make informed decisions that lead to healthier outcomes and address health issues early, before they become a health crisis.

Adult well visits are a covered benefit under the Standard Plan, subject to copayments, deductibles and coinsurance in covered years.

Strive (formerly Rally) is an innovative, digital program for State Health Plan primary members age 16 and older at no cost to members.  This program builds healthy habits through activities and challenges for physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.

To enroll: Log in to My Health Toolkit. Click the Wellness tab and select Strive. Next, click the Sign up for Strive link. Follow the instructions to register and take the brief health survey. For questions about Strive, please contact BlueCross, Blue Shield at 800.868.2520.

Wondr Health (formerly Naturally Slim) is a clinically-proven online program that teaches you how to lose weight and keep it off forever while still eating your favorite foods. State Health Plan members, including spouses and dependent children age 18 and older, are eligible to apply. 

Health Coaching is available to Standard Plan and Savings Plan subscribers and their covered adult family members. If you have behavioral or chronic medical conditions, you can learn how to manage your symptoms, and delay or even prevent many of the complications of these diseases.

Blue CareOnDemand is a faster, easier way to connect with health care professionals. You can use this service to connect with U.S. board-certified physicians and other health care professionals 24/7, 365 days a year, from your computer or smartphone. This feature is available to State Health Plan primary members (Standard and Savings Plans) age 18 and older. Dependent children under age 18 can also use this benefit with an adult member.

When you receive care through a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), you work with a health care team that is typically lead by one doctor. The team may include nurses, a nutritionist, health educators, pharmacists and behavioral health specialists. Team members communicate with each other as well as the patient to provide comprehensive, coordinated care. 

If you have time to plan ahead for an inpatient or outpatient procedure, you can research the quality of care you may expect to receive at the hospital. These websites provide information to help you make the best informed decision for your specific needs.

Meru Health is an online health care provider that offers State Health Plan primary members an evidence-based program to reduce anxiety, stress, depression and burnout.


University Wellness Benefits

In addition to our PEBA benefits, USC employees also have access to many other wellness benefits offered outside of the State PEBA system.  

Gamecocks LiveWell provides free or low-cost services that support faculty and staff nutrition goals, help manage stress and more.

Campus Recreation offers membership to faculty, staff & their spouses which allows access to our facilities and the opportunity to participate in our many programs and services.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has a broad range of support services including financial counseling, marriage counseling and free legal assistance. 

Personal development classes provide opportunities for classroom training, online courses and webinars on a variety of health and wellness topics.

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