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Division of Human Resources

Supplemental Insurance Benefits

In addition to your PEBA benefits, you have the opportunity to add more protection for you and your family. These benefits are employee paid through either payroll deduction or automatic withdrawal from a bank account

Supplemental Insurance Benefits

The following insurance benefits are offered through the University of South Carolina. You have 30 days from your date of hire to enroll in these programs. 

Visit the Trustmark website for more information. 

  • A universal life insurance benefit in which the premiums are locked in at the purchase age.
  • Includes a long-term care benefit – 4% of the death benefits per month.
  • Available for employees, spouses, children, and grandchildren.

Visit the Colonial Life website for more information. 

  • Paycheck protection that pays if a policy holder is out on disability for sickness or injury.
  • 90-day benefit with a 14-day elimination period.
  • Benefit can be up to 60% of the employee’s normal pay.
  • Available for employees only.

Visit the Trustmark website for more information. 

  • Lump sum benefit ($5,000-$30,000) for a critical illness diagnosis (heart attack, stroke, cancer + 28 other illnesses).
  • Available for employees and spouses.

Visit the Colonial Life website for more information. 

  • Pays benefit, in the event of an accident, based on a schedule of different events and treatments.
  • Available for employees, employee and spouse, employee and children, or full family.

For a list of benefits offered through the State PEBA system, review the State Insurance section of our website.

Initial Enrollment Process  

Eligible employees must enroll within 30 days of their date of hire. Enrollment is processed through Ward Services, a third-party enrollment vendor. You will need to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a benefits representative to get started. For online scheduling support, call 844-533-2022. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a confirmation and reminder email from AppointmentPlus. If you don’t receive these emails, please check your junk mail.

If you do not complete enrollment within 30 days of your hire, you will miss your opportunity for initial enrollment. Your next opportunity to enroll will be during open enrollment.

Auto and Home Insurance 

The university also offers automobile and homeowner's insurance through Traveler's Insurance Company. Employees and members of their household may purchase coverage at any time. 

For a free quote, contact Travelers at 800-842-5936, or learn more online

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