Important Phone Numbers

Beaufort County School District - Benefits Department

Mailing Address: P. O. Drawer 309, Beaufort, SC, 29901
Physical Location: 2900 Mink Point Blvd., Beaufort, SC, 29902
Telephone: 843-322-2300 or 800-763-1875
FAX: 843-322-2391   
Website:  www.beaufort.k12.sc.us
Benefits Dept:
Velda Vaughn, e-mail  velda.vaughn@beaufort.k12.sc.us   (A-K)
Rosella Robinson, e-mail  rosella.robinson@beaufort.k12.sc.us  (L-Z)

South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) - Insurance

S. C. Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) - Insurance Benefits
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 11661, Columbia, SC, 29211-1661
Location: 1201 Main Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC, 29201
Customer Service: 803-737-6800 or 888-260-9430
Retiree Billing: 803-734-1696
Website:  www.peba.sc.gov

South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) - Retirement

SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (SCRS)
a Division of the S. C. Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA)
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 11960, Columbia, SC, 29211-1960
Location:  202 Arbor Lake Drive, Columbia, SC, 29223
Customer Service:  803-737-6800 or 888-260-9430
Website:  www.peba.sc.gov

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina (BCBSSC) - Health Plans

Standard Plan, Savings Plan, Medicare Supplemental Plan
P. O. Box 100605, Columbia, SC, 29260-0605
Customer Service Center:
800-868-2520 or 803-736-1576
Website:  StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com

State Dental Plan, Dental Plus Plans

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
P. O. Box 100300, Columbia, SC, 29202-3300
Customer Service: 888-214-6230 or 803-264-7323
FAX: 803-264-7739
Website: StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com

Express Scripts (State Health Plan Prescription Drug Program)

Claims Address:   Attn:  Commercial Claims
P. O. Box 2872, Clinton, IA, 52733-2872
Customer Service: 855-612-3128
Websitewww.express-scripts.com

Companion Benefit Alternatives (CBA)

State Mental Health/Substance Abuse 
P. O. Box 100185, AX-315, Columbia, SC, 29202 
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Customer Service:  803-736-1576 or 800-868-2520
Mental Health Precertification/Case Management: 800-868-1032 
Mental Health FAX:  803-714-6456
Tobacco Cessation:  866-784-8454
Website:   www.CompanionBenefitAlternatives.com

EYEMED Vision Care

Claims address:  OON Claims, P. O. Box 8504, Mason, OH, 45040-7111
Customer Care Center: 877-735-9314
Group Number 9925991
Website:   www.eyemed.com

GEA TRICARE Supplement Plan, Selman & Company

(for employees, retired military and/or their spouse/surviving spouse)
6110 Parkland Blvd., Cleveland, OH, 44124
Customer Service:  866-637-9911 (option 1)
Claims FAX: 800-310-5514
Websitewww.selmantricareresource.com/SC

Medi-Call (Medical Preauthorization)

AX-650, I-20 at Alpine Road, Columbia, SC, 29219
Telephone:  800-925-9724 or 803-699-3337
FAX: 803-264-0183

MetLife 
(Policy #200879-1-G))

Basic Life, Optional Life, Dependent Life Insurance
P. O. Box 14401, Lexington, KY, 40512-4401
Customer Service:  800-438-6388
Statement of Health:  800-638-6420, Option 1
Claims:  800-638-6420
Continuation:  866-492-6983
Conversation:  877-275-6387
FAX:  866-545-7517

National Imaging Associates

Advanced Radiology Preauthorization
 Telephone:  866-500-7664
Websitewww.RADMD.com

Social Security Administration (SSA)

800-772-1213 or 800-325-0778(TTY)
Website:  www.socialsecurity.gov

Standard Insurance Company

Basic & Supplemental Long Term Disability  Insurance
P. O. Box 2800, Portland, OR, 97208-2800
Customer Service: 800-628-9696
FAX: 800-437-0961
Medical Evidence of Good Health: 800-843-7979
Group Number:  621144
Website: www.standard.com/mybenefits/southcarolina

WageWorks - MoneyPlus
(Medical Spending, Dependent Care, and Health Savings Accounts)

Mailing Address: P. O. Box  14766, Lexington, KY, 40512-4766 
Customer Care Center: 800-342-8017
Automated Information: 800-865-3262
Claims FAX: 888-800-5217
Website:   www.myFBMC.com

Ward Services Customer Service Department

(Questions about Universal Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Cancer, Accidental, and Short-Term Disability and Cancer Plans)
Telephone: 800-673-6472

PENSERV

Beaufort Co. School District’s 403(b) third party administrator and sole record keeper for all new vendor enrollments, changes, etc.
Customer Service:  800-849-4001              Website:  www.penserv.com
To view account information, log onto https://www.reportlinkplus.com/penservweb/ 
Type in the social security number and the plan’s access code which is beau5689 and then follow the instructions prompted on the web page.

South Carolina Deferred Compensation   (401k & 457 plans)

200 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC, 29223      
Telephone: 877-457-6263, Ext. 20149  or FAX 803-754-7661            
Website:  www.southcarolinadcp.com

Ameriprise

(fixed & variable annuities, 5000+ Mutual Funds)

Representative: John Rush or Lynette Rush
1533 Fording Is. Road, 328, Hilton Head, SC, 29926
Telephone: 843-837-1220
Email: John.b.rush@ampf.com Lynette.X.Rush@ampf.com

MetLife

(fixed or variable annuities) Representative:Jim Diemer or Greg Vasher, Heather O'Donovan,  Dir. of Client Services
11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA, 31419
Jim Diemer, 912-819-2132
Gregory Vasher, 912-819-3406
Healther O'Donovan, 912-819-2443
FAX: 912-819-2527
email: jdiemer@familyfmg.com or gvasher@familyfmg.com
 hodonovan@familyfmg.com

 

 

Reliastar/ING Retirement Plans

(fixed & variable annuities)
Representative: PA Pournell, III

Pournelle Insurance Agency, LLC
38 Sweetbriar Lane, Walterboro, SC, 29488
Telephone: 843-909-0374 or 800-328-9425
Email: papournelle@lowcountry.com

American Fund

Representative: Ronnie Tanner & Owen Hand
of Hand & Tanner
39 Prof. Village Circle, Beaufort, SC, 29902
Telephone: 843-524-6310
Email: ronny@handandtanner.com

Edward Jones
38 Calhoun Street, Unit 1, Bluffton, SC, 29910
Telephone: 843-524-4115

Security Benefit and GWN Securities, Inc.
Capers Financial Group, LLC,
Representative:  Ben Capers, Jr.
Telephone:  843-263-9729
Email:  bcapers@gwnsecurities.com

Life Ins. Co. of the Southwest

(variable & fixed & equity-indexed annuities)
Representative: Charles (Chuck) Middleton, Jr.
Telephone: 864-903-3238
Email:cmiddleton@valuteachers.com

VALIC

(fixed & variable annuities, Mutual Funds/CDs)

Representative:  Jim Netzband
3710 Landmark Drive, Ste. 104, Columbia, SC, 29204
Telephone: 800-904-2382
Office: 803-743-2020
 FAX:  803-782-9061
Email: jim.netzband@valic.com