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Human Resources News and Events

Learn more about upcoming HR-related training dates, important deadlines and critical policy updates. For additional training and professional development opportunities, please review our calendar.

Upcoming events and news to note:

403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

USC and Human Resources are committed to providing the most competitive retirement benefits for employees. CAPTRUST, an independent retirement plan consultant, was contacted to assist HR in identifying ways to enhance the 403(b) Plan relative to appropriate peer university benchmarks.

Cocky Cards - A New Program of Appreciation

USC's Human Resources is introducing a new program of appreciation. This program is designed to encourage all employees to recognize and express their appreciation to their fellow co-workers throughout the year. A quick and simple way to recognize your colleagues and peers is to send a Cocky Card

Future Scholar is a 529 Plan

Future Scholar is a 529 plan that helps you save today for your child's future college education. A Future Scholar account can help you grow your savings more efficiently by offering tax advantages, investment options and flexibility that puts you in control.

Healthcare Providers Out-of-State or Overseas

State Health Plan members have access to BlueCross' network of participating doctors and hospitals throughout the United States through the BlueCard® program and around the world through BlueCross BlueShield Global® Core.

MoneyPlus Vendor Update

Effective January 1, 2024, ASIFlex will be the third-party administrator for MoneyPlus through December 2025.

IRS Contribution Limits Increased

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced an increase in the contribution limit for the 2024 Medical Spending Accounts (MSAs) and limited-use MSAs from $3,050 to $3,200. To enroll or increase their contribution, employees must complete a paper Notice of Election (NOE), sign it and return it to their campus Benefits Office by December 1, 2023.

State Service Award Honorees

Congratulations to all the USC colleagues who reached a significant milestone (10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years) in their service with the University of South Carolina and the State of South Carolina. The university had 353 honorees from Columbia and system campuses.

Tax Resources Through MYgroup Employee Assistance Program

The tax season is upon us with the deadline of April 15 quickly approaching. Each tax season produces countless questions and concerns about where to find the answers. One resource is our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), MYgroup, that offers a plethora of work-life services to include tax preparation.

2023 Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for the 2023-2024 year.

2023 My Carolina Health and Wellness Expo

My Carolina Health and Wellness Expo is scheduled for September 26 between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Russell House. Learn about the benefit options available for the 2023-2024 year.


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