Serving those who serve South Carolina


PEBA relies on employers to administer insurance and retirement benefits for nearly 564,000 members. Benefits administrators handle reporting, contribution and premium submissions, and many other responsibilities.


The tools below can help you administer benefits.


Employers resources

Benefits administration websites


PEBA Employer Services

Employer Services can help you administer insurance benefits and retirement benefits.  The Field Services team also offers regular training. See the 2018-2019 training calendar.


Employer manuals


PEBA Update e-newsletter

Employers receive essential updates through PEBA Update. You receive the email through the address provided either to EBS or EES. The authorizing agent for each of these systems must set up permissions.


Social media

Our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn pages offer benefits news and details. They also provide general health and retirement information.


Ready-to-use resources for your employees

Employees get information about their benefits through these resources.

  • Health Hub | This website features many print-ready, web and email materials. You can spotlight insurance benefits or health issues for your employees with these toolkits.
  • Turnkey toolkits | Distribute prepackaged information to help your employees understand their retirement benefits.
  • PEBA TV | Show your employees short videos explaining their insurance and retirement benefits and options.
  • Presentations | The Insurance resources and Retirement resources pages offer orientation and education presentations.


Becoming a participating employer

PEBA provides affordable and comprehensive insurance and retirement benefits. More than 850 employer groups participate in one or both benefits. Employers include state agencies, public college and universities and public school districts. They also include optional employers, like counties and municipalities.


Insurance benefits

  • Optional Employer Handbook | Information in this handbook will help you learn about the program and eligibility requirements; understand the requirements and conditions for participation; and find out more about the steps required to enroll in the program.


Retirement benefits


Deferred Compensation Program

Empower Retirement administers this program on behalf of PEBA. Contact Nancy Ornduff at 803.317.9249 or to learn more about participating in the program.



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