Who we are

The South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), which was created July 1, 2012, is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors who supervises and directs the agency’s functions.

PEBA manages retirement plans for more than 600,000 people by serving as the fiduciary stewards of the contributions and disbursements of the pension trust funds. In partnership with the state’s public employers, PEBA helps ensure that the state’s public employers can offer their employees a comprehensive retirement plan that is responsive to their needs and is equitable to all stakeholders.

PEBA offers several insurance products/programs to more than 500,000 people (including spouses and dependents) throughout South Carolina. PEBA is responsible for the prudent fiscal stewardship of the funds and for helping to ensure that the State Health Plan remains an affordable yet comprehensive option for your employer and you.

More than 850 employer groups participate in PEBA retirement and/or insurance benefits programs including state agencies, public colleges and universities, public school districts, as well as optional employers such as counties and municipalities.

Our vision

Serving those who serve South Carolina

Our mission

PEBA's mission is to provide competitive retirement and insurance benefit programs for South Carolina public employers, employees and retirees.

Our core values

This is the fabric of our culture and the framework for all decisions made within these walls.


Our executive director

Peggy G. Boykin, CPA, is the Executive Director of the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA). She was appointed to this position effective July 28, 2014. Boykin is a former Director of the South Carolina Retirement Systems and a former member of PEBA’s Board of Directors. Prior to her appointment, Boykin served as Director of Special Projects at the College of Charleston.