Health Health and dental insurance

Health and Dental Benefits are provided by the State of SC. The plan is administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

The state health plan
is a comprehensive plan, which is offered to all full-time employees and/or dependents. The plan offers maximum protection from catastrophic illness or injury worldwide, plus the freedom to choose which doctors and hospitals to use.

The State Dental Plan
is available to all full-time employees at no charge. If an employee chooses to cover their eligible dependents then a small monthly premium will be charged. The plan covers preventive, basic, routine and orthodontic care.

Dental Plus
provides a higher level of dental coverage and covers the same services under the State Dental Plan. The premiums are paid entirely by the employee.

The Vision Care Program
Vision benefits are provided by EyeMed and offered to all full-time employees and/or dependents. The plan offers $10 eye exams and allowances for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

If the employee refuses coverage through EyeMed, they are still eligible for the Vision Care Program. The Vision Care Program offers discounted vision care services to employees and their dependents. Participating optometrists and ophthalmologists have agreed to charge no more than $60 for a routine, comprehensive eye examination. Participating providers, which also includes opticians, have agreed to give a 20 percent discount on all eyewear (except disposable contact lenses).

Sick Leave Bank
The Sick Leave Bank is for active duty employees who earn sick leave. The purpose is to provide the opportunity for paid leave for eligible employees when attendance is inadvisable and/or impossible due to the catastrophic illness of the employee or his/her immediate family, and when required absences exceed their accrued leave, but do not activate long-term disability insurance provisions. For application and/or regulations Click Here. Questions or concerns contact Alica Mercer at 436-7009 or email:

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