• For Benefits information, please contact:


    Caren CarmichaelCaren Carmichael, Benefits Specialist
    Benefits Specialist II

    (803) 476-8168











  • School District 5 of Lexington & Richland Counties is proud to offer the following benefits available to full-time and part-time certified employees:

    The insurance benefits listed below are available through the S.C. Public Employee Benefits Authority.  More details can be found at:  www.peba.sc.gov

    • Health insurance plans in which all include a prescription drug plan
    • Dental insurance including the BCBS Dental Plus Plan
    • Life insurance
    • Long term disability
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Vision care discounts


    Our Supplemental Vendor is with Ward Services.  They offer Trustmark short-term disability and universal life plans; plus the Allstate Cancer Plan for our employees.  Their link is:  www.wardservices.com

    Some employees carry Colonial Life products and the link for their customer service and claims can be found at:  www.coloniallife.com 

    The retirement program choices include the traditional South Carolina Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Plan where one can choose one of four vendors to invest their contributions.  Retirement option details can be found at the PEBA website:  www.peba.sc.gov

    For access to Social Security:  www.ssa.gov