New Hires

New hires benefit enrollment next steps.

Insurance and Retirement Enrollment

  • New hires must complete the University NHO 2021 – Benefits module in the University Virtual New Hire Orientation course in MyQuest within 14 days of transferring to MUSC. Scroll to the bottom of the page and self-enroll in the course in MyQuest. This will need to be completed before you make your benefits and retirement elections. This module will provide an in-depth presentation regarding the benefits and retirement plans.
  • Each new hire will receive two separate emails to their MUSC email from PEBA at within their first couple of days of hire at MUSC. One email is for insurance and one is for retirement. New hires will need to follow the links embedded in the emails. Please register & once in the system, the new hire will need to select/enroll for their insurance benefits & follow the same process for Retirement.
  • More information on funds and plan details can be found in the vendor flyers for AIG, Empower, TIAA and VOYA
  • New hire insurance benefits are effective the first of the month in which the new hire starts employment when the employee starts on the first calendar day 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.
  • If you wish to "Refuse" insurance benefits, please complete the initial enrollment link to refuse insurance benefits.
  • If you are a dependent child on your parent's benefits with PEBA and you wish to stay on your parent's benefits until 26, please complete the Active Notice of Election form in lieu of online enrollment and email to
  • If a new hire does not take any action they will default into the SCRS state pension retirement plan. They will also will be defaulted into refusal of all insurance benefits. 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.


  • Please complete the Active Notice of Election form and email it to
  • The MUSC Benefits Team will then mail to PEBA to complete the transfer. MUSC University group number is H510000 and the name of Group is MUSC.
  • 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.   
  • Transfers will receive the email from to their MUSC email within their first couple of days of hire to complete the retirement enrollment process.
  • For transfers who previously participated in a supplemental retirement account such as 401k, 403b or 457, please contact the supplemental retirement vendor. You will then need to open the supplemental retirement account with MUSC University and request the incoming rollover form from the vendor.
  • Please review the Transfer checklist for next steps.


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