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Division of Human Resources

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With a robust benefits package, the University of South Carolina offers you comprehensive coverage that will satisfy your personal preferences and provide for your family needs.

2024 State Optional Retirement Program (ORP)
Open Enrollment Ends March 1

Current participants of the State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP), administered by the SC Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), may still participate in the open enrollment period until March 1, 2024. 

During the annual open enrollment, State ORP participants may either choose to change their State ORP service provider by logging in with their Member Access Account or change to the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) by contacting their campus Benefits Office to request SCRS enrollment if it has been at least one year, but not more than five years since initially enrolling in State ORP.  If State ORP participants change to SCRS, this decision is permanent and cannot be reversed. 

The current State Optional Retirement providers are:

Changes made during the open enrollment period become effective April 1, 2024.

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