Serving those who serve South Carolina

  About us

Who we are

The South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), which was created July 1, 2012, is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors who supervises and directs the agency’s functions.


PEBA manages retirement plans for nearly 549,000 members of South Carolina’s workforce by serving as the fiduciary stewards of the contributions and disbursements of the pension trust funds. In partnership with the state’s public employers, PEBA helps ensure that the state’s public employers can offer their employees a comprehensive retirement plan that is responsive to their needs and is equitable to all stakeholders.


PEBA offers several insurance products/programs to more than 436,000 people (including spouses and dependents) throughout South Carolina. PEBA is responsible for the prudent fiscal stewardship of the funds and for helping to ensure that the State Health Plan remains an affordable yet comprehensive option for your employer and you.


More than 850 employer groups participate in PEBA retirement and/or insurance benefits programs including state agencies, public colleges and universities, public school districts, as well as local subdivisions such as counties and municipalities.


Our mission

PEBA’s mission is to provide competitive retirement and insurance benefit programs for South Carolina public employers, employees and retirees.


Our vision

Serving those who serve South Carolina


Our core values

  • Solutions oriented We anticipate the needs of our members, colleagues and supervisors, and work daily to improve processes and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Communication We encourage and facilitate the flow of information, listen effectively and are receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Credibility We accept responsibility for our individual jobs and achieving the goals of PEBA. We are accountable, thorough and accurate.
  • Collaboration We foster cooperative relationships, and appreciate and respect the contributions of others.
  • Responsive We strive to achieve our goals and objectives. We adapt to change. We follow through.
  • Emotional intelligence We maintain self-awareness and modify behavior appropriately. We work to build rapport with others and effectively manage and resolve conflict.
  • Ethical behavior We value honesty, trust, fairness and consistency.


Our executive director

Peggy G. Boykin, CPA, is the Executive Director of the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA). She was appointed to this position effective July 28, 2014. Boykin is a former Director of the South Carolina Retirement Systems and a former member of PEBA’s Board of Directors. Prior to her appointment, Boykin served as Director of Special Projects at the College of Charleston.


202 Arbor Lake Drive

Columbia, SC 29223

803.737.6800 | 888.260.9430

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


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