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2018 Benefits at Work conference

Drilling Down on Our Benefits

PEBA will host this year's Benefits at Work conference at the Columbia

Metropolitan Convention Center August 27-29.*


  • August 27   | school districts and higher education
  • August 28   | local subdivisions
  • August 29   | state agencies


*The same information will be presented each day.



8-8:45 a.m.                        Registration/breakfast

9-9:25 a.m.                        General session

9:30-10:30 a.m.                MoneyPlus

10:30-10:45 a.m.              Break

10:45-11:45 a.m.              Concurrent workshops

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.       Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 p.m.                  Concurrent workshops

2:15-2:30 p.m.                  Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.                  Concurrent workshops

3:30-4 p.m.                        Closing Session


Workshop descriptions

You have many tools to help you educate your employees about their PEBA benefits, and the 2018 Benefits at Work conference is here to make sure you’re aware of all the latest resources. Click  the workshop titles to view the presentations.


General Session

Find out what you need to know about the retirement and insurance changes happening now and at the beginning of 2019.



Immediately after the general session, we will introduce you to the new 2019 MoneyPlus flexible benefits vendor. We will also share useful information about how the new contract will work.


Retirement 101

Employees can always learn more about their retirement – what they will need or how they will save, with or without a pension. We’ll examine the PEBA retirement awareness materials in your toolbox, which can help everyone make final decisions for retirement.


Insurance 101

This workshop will explore the changes to the State Health Plan for 2019, such as premiums, copayments and deductibles, as well as critical open enrollment information. It will also review the National Medical Support Program and how it impacts benefits administrators.


PEBA’s Power Tools

Get your tool belt ready! We don’t have enough time to talk about all of our tools in the other workshops so we crammed this one full of the best employer and employee materials PEBA has to offer. We will show you how to better organize your workbench so you can serve your employees as effectively as possible.


Please note: workshop topics are subject to change.


Hotel reservations

If you need overnight accommodations, these hotels are near the Convention Center: Hampton Inn, Hilton Columbia Center, Hyatt Place and the Marriott Hotel.



The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center's parking lot is adjacent to the building. There are 260 spaces which are filled on a first come, first served basis. If that lot is full, you may park in the Park Street garage which is located across the street from the Convention Center.  The cost to park in the garage is $2 for the first hour and $1 for every hour after up to $10 per day.



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Columbia, SC 29223

803.737.6800 | 888.260.9430

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


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