South Carolina public employees help make the Palmetto State a better place and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) helps make life better for public employees. We do this by making it easier for you to address health issues early, before they become a health crisis. We hope you'll take action, especially since these programs are available at no cost to you at network providers. The goal is to improve the state of your health and the state of South Carolina.
Coming Attractions maternity management: Get help with issues that come up during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This program also supports newborns with special needs.Coming Attractions gives moms a useful book, other educational materials and discount coupons. And when you register for Coming Attractions, you can receive a breast pump from a participating health care provider — at no cost to you!
Colorectal cancer screenings: These procedures can find colon growths before they develop into cancer, allowing doctor to remove them before they threaten your life. If you’re a State Health Plan primary member, beginning at age 50, you can get both routine and diagnostic colonoscopies at no charge at a participating network provider. Those under age 50 can get a diagnostic colonoscopy ordered by a network provider at no charge. This means no copay and no requirement that you must first meet a deductible. You also qualify for an early detection test you can take at home and submit by mail. It’s convenient — and again, there’s no cost to you.
Stress management: Lessen the effects of stress on your health and well-being by connecting with a health coach at no cost to you. It’s easy to enroll. Your coach — an experienced health care professional — will help you assess your stress level and develop a plan to better deal with it.
Weight management: A health coach – at no cost to you - will help you create a personalized action plan for meeting your weight management goals. You’ll also receive educational tools and resources by mail.
Flu and other adult vaccinations: Vaccines save lives and improve the quality of life by preventing serious infectious diseases and their consequences. Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this benefit covers vaccines for adults, such as shingles, pneumonia and HPV.
Tobacco cessation: Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. A Quit for Life health coach can help you make a plan and guide you through the steps to becoming tobacco-free. Medications for tobacco cessation are available at no cost to you.
Preventive screening: By getting screened for health risks with a blood pressure check, cholesterol check and other assessments you might identify potential health problems. Screenings are worth more than $300 and can be done right at your workplace or at a nearby screening location.
No-Pay Copay: Receive a three-month’s supply of free generic drugs for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure or diabetes, and requalify each quarter. Many diabetic supplies are also covered at network pharmacies.
Diabetes education: Living with diabetes can be challenging. Learn ways to manage the disease through a consultation with a health professional.
For more details about PEBA Perks, visit PEBAperks.com.