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2017 Benefits at Work conference

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.


The following groups are invited to attend on the days listed

below. Benefits administrators register by Friday,

August 11, 2017. Select a day below to register.


The following groups are invited to attend on the days listed



  • September 11 | school districts and higher education
  • September 12 | local subdivisions - Registration is full.

                                       Please register another day.

  • September 13 | state agencies - Registration is full.


Third-party enrollers

Third-party enrollers (TPEs) may attend the conference on a space-available basis. Each TPE is required to register online and pay a $25 daily registration fee by Friday, July 28,2017.


The following requirements apply to any TPE attending the conference:

  • A TPE may attend multiple days of the conference with a sponsoring employer, provided space is available and the daily registration fee is paid to PEBA.
  • A TPE may not solicit business or promote third-party products.
  • A TPE must wear a conference-issued name tag that identifies the sponsoring agency. He may not wear a company nametag or any other article of clothing that identifies his company or him as a TPE.


Each TPE registering for the conference will receive a confirmation email. The TPE registration fee and a copy of the confirmation email should be mailed no later than, Friday, July 28 to:



Attn: Tiffany Latimer

202 Arbor Lake Drive

Columbia, SC 29223



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.


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.


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.


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.


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, ask for a voucher at registration to pay a $6 rate for the day.



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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