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Privacy

The South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) is committed to protecting the privacy of users of our website as well as the privacy of our members and subscribers.

 

Website users do not have to identify themselves to access information about the programs that PEBA offers; however, PEBA encourages individuals who participate in one or more of the benefits we administer to provide their email address, home address, and/or telephone number through our secure, online account access websites so PEBA can provide you with the latest news and updates about your benefits. Please be assured that PEBA will use your contact information only to support your relationship with our agency and the programs we administer and services we provide. PEBA will not provide your personal information to third parties for solicitation purposes.

 

HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ensures security and privacy of health information by setting standards for access and distribution of that information. The South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority’s (PEBA’s) Notice of Privacy Practices, located at the first link below, outlines the various situations in which PEBA uses and discloses health information. It also outlines the member’s rights with regard to the information and disclosure.

 

If you have any questions, please contact PEBA’s Privacy Officer at 803.737.6800 or 888.260.9430.

 

 

Protected individual information statement

As recognized by the General Assembly, PEBA has a legitimate need to collect and use social security numbers and other personal identifying information from public employees that participate in the employee benefit programs it administers in order to operate those programs. See Section 30-2-300(2) of the South Carolina Code of Laws. Because this personal identifying information is necessary for the administration of these programs, participating public employees are not permitted to decline to provide the necessary personal identifying information or restrict the use of that information. The personal identifying information collected by PEBA is not used for any other purpose than the administration of those employee benefit programs and is kept confidential pursuant to the requirements of state and federal law, including the protections for PHI under HIPPA, HITECH, and related federal laws and the confidentiality provisions for retirement systems member records pursuant to Section 9-1-320 of the South Carolina Code of Laws and related statutes. For further information regarding the use of PHI collected by PEBA in connection with the administration of the state health insurance plans, please see the Notice of Privacy Practices in the HIPAA section above.

 

If you have any questions, please contact PEBA’s Privacy Officer at 803.737.6800 or 888.260.9430.

 

 

 

 

 

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Columbia, SC 29223

803.737.6800 | 888.260.9430

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