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2017 Benefits at Work conference

The conference has been canceled due to
Hurricane Irma.


Together, we are navigating our benefits

PEBA will host this year's Benefits at Work conference at the

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center September 11-13.


  • September 11 | school districts and higher education
  • September 12 | local subdivisions
  • September 13 | state agencies



8-8:45 a.m. | Registration/breakfast

9-10 a.m. | General session

10-10:15 a.m. | Break

10:15-11:15 a.m. | Concurrent workshops

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Lunch (on your own)

1-2 p.m. | Concurrent workshops

2-2:15 p.m. | Break

2:15-3:15 p.m. | Concurrent workshops

3:15-3:45 p.m. | Closing session


General session

Your first stop of the day is at PEBA Point where we’ll talk about navigating our benefits together. You’ll also receive an update on wellness and the 2017 retirement reform. We will present the 2017 PEBA Partners award and provide an overview of the day.

PowerPoint | Adobe PDF | Video


2017-2018 Employer training calendar


Concurrent workshops

Benefits Boulevard

Head down Benefits Boulevard to get helpful information for the 2017 open enrollment, including any operational changes for the 2018 plan year. You’ll learn how easy it is for you and your employees to save time and paper with the documentation uploading feature. A little further down the road, you’ll find out about the former spouse proviso and how it affects subscribers.

PowerPoint | Adobe PDF | Video


Health Highway

Hit the Health Highway to discover 2018 premium rates for the State Health Plan. Be sure to keep an eye out for vendor updates for flexible benefits and life insurance, too. And you’ll learn how The Standard’s Workplace Possibilities program can assist with any roadside incidents.

PowerPoint | Adobe PDF | Video | Workplace Possibilities Video


Retirement Road

Retirement Road can be a little bumpy sometimes. But, there are plenty of checkpoints along the way to keep you on the right path. Make a pit stop to learn about EES payments, ending TERI participation, Class Three membership, retiree return to work rules and State ORP. You will also learn how to help your employees map out their retirement future with Deferred Compensation updates.

PowerPoint | Adobe PDF | Video


Closing session

Join us at Closing Court where you’ll have an opportunity to follow up with PEBA staff and win door prizes from our vendors.


Hotel reservations

If you need overnight accommodations, these hotels are near the Convention Center: Hampton Inn, Hilton Hotel and the Marriott Hotel.



The Convention Center is located at 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC. Limited parking is available at no charge in the Convention Center parking lot. If the lot is full, parking is available in the parking garage located across from the facility on Lincoln and Pendleton Streets. If you park in this garage, the rate is $10.00.



If you have questions about the conference, please contact Tiffany Latimer at or 803.737.7508.


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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