South Carolina public employees help make the Palmetto State a better place and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) helps make life better for public employees. We do this by making it easier for you to address health issues early, before they become a health crisis. We hope you'll take action, especially since these programs are available at no cost to you at network providers. The goal is to improve the state of your health and the state of South Carolina.
Preventive screening: Identifying health issues early can prevent serious illness and help save you money. This benefit, worth more than $300, allows you to receive a biometric screening at no cost.
Flu vaccine: the flu affects between 5 an 20 percent of the U.S. population each year. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick and spreading it to others.
Adult vaccinations: Vaccines are one of the safest ways to protect your health and the health of those around you. The State Health Plan covers adult vaccinations based on age, interval and medical history recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.
Well-child benefits (exams and immunizations): This benefit aims to promote good health and prevention of illness in childern. Covered children through age 18 are eligible for this benefit. The State Health Plan covers recommended doctor visits and immunizations at network providers.
Colorectal cancer screenings: Colorectal cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. The State Health Plan covers the cost for both diagnostic and routine screenings based on age ranges recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
Cervical cancer screenings: Cervical cancer deaths have decrease since the implementation of widespread cervical cancer screenings. The State Health Plan allows women ages 18-65 to receive a Pap test each calendar year at no cost. For women ages 30-65, the Plan covers the HPV test in combination with a Pap test once every five years at no cost.
No-Pay Copay: No-Pay Copay encourages members to be more engaged in their health - and saves them money. This program allows members with certain conditions to receive generic drugs at no cost. By completing certain activities in Rally@ each quarter, members can receive certain generic drugs the next quarter at no cost. Covered conditions include:
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease
Mammography: A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself. This benefit provides one baseline routine mammogram (four views) for women ages 35-39. Women ages 40 and older can receive one routine mammogram (four views) each calendar year. The State Health Plan also covers diagnostic mammograms.
Diabetes education: Managing your diabetes can help you feel better. It can also reduce your chance of developing complications. This benefit provides diabetes education through certified diabetes educators.
Tobacco cessation: This benefit provides enrollment in the Quit For Life@ program at no cost. It also includes a $0 copay for some tobacco cessation drugs to eligible participants.
Breast Pump: This benefit provides members with certain electric or manual breast pumps at no costs. Members can learn how to get a breast pump by enrolling in our maternity management program, Coming Attractions.
For more details about PEBA Perks, vist PEBAperks.com.