New Hires

Insurance and Retirement Information

  • New hires must select insurance benefits within 31 days of your date of hire and retirement benefits within 30 days of your date of hire. Please review the New Hire Insurance FAQs, New Hire Retirement FAQs, 2021 Benefit Options and 2021 Premiums
  • New hires who start on the first calendar day of the month will have insurance benefits effective the first of the month. When the employee begins work on the first business day of the month they can choose to have their insurance start the first day of that month or the first day of the following month. If the employee starts on a day other than the first working day or first day of the month then their insurance will be effective the first of the next month.
  • More information on ORP plan details can be found in the vendor flyers for AIGEmpowerTIAA and VOYA. Also, by viewing the TIAA new hire video and the PEBA ORP at a Glance video.
  • Outside the new hire window, the next opportunity to elect benefits will be Open Enrollment every October. Open Enrollment changes take effect January 1st of the following year.

Leave Information


  • A transfer is required to keep the same benefits enrolled in with their previous employer when moving to the MUSC plan. Should you wish to change benefits, you may do so during Open Enrollment. A transfer who was enrolled in the State Savings Plan must switch to the MUSC Health plan upon starting employment with MUSC.   
  • Please review the Transfer checklist for next steps.