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, 2023 Monthly Premiums and 2022 Benefit Options
  • 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 Corebridge FinancialEmpowerTIAA 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. One exception to this policy is if you were enrolled in the State Savings Plan with your former employer, you must switch to the MUSC Health plan upon starting employment with MUSC. All other state insurance benefits must remain the same. Should you wish to change benefits, you may do so during Open Enrollment.   
  • If a transfer had Dependent Care Spending and or Medical Spending Account with their prior agency, MUSC University Payroll must be notified. Please send an email to your Payroll administrator at MUSC University with a screenshot of your year to date MSA and or DSA contribution from ASIFlex or your last paystub from your prior state agency. MUSC University Payroll will then adjust your remaining contribution owed with MUSC. 
  • Please review the Transfer checklist for next steps.