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South Carolina Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to South Carolina.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
803.737.7800
www.state.sc.us/schac/

State Health Care Coverage Facts
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
https://ccf.georgetown.edu/state-childrens-health-facts/

Vocational Rehabilitation
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD)
800.832.7526
www.scvrd.net/

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800-318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/

South Carolina Department of Insurance
803-737-6160
www.doi.sc.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Insurance
803-737-6160
www.doi.sc.gov

South Carolina High Risk Insurance Pool
www.doi.sc.gov/703/South-Carolina-Health-Insurance-Pool

South Carolina Children & Family Services
www.dss.sc.gov/content/customers/index.aspx

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/sc/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

South Carolina Healthy Connections
888.549.0820
info@scdhhs.gov
www.scdhhs.gov/

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Home and Community-Based Services
https://www.scdhhs.gov/sites/default/files/Community%20Choices%20Waiver%202016-POST.pdf

Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program
888.289.0709, Option 5, Option 4
https://www.scdhhs.gov/service/health-insurance-premium-payment-hipp-program

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
800.868.9095
https://aging.sc.gov/programs-initiatives/medicare-and-medicare-fraud

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
803.737.2400
www.dew.sc.gov/

Agency: South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

Information and filing available at: https://dew.sc.gov/. A step-by-step guide for filing can be found here: https://dew.sc.gov/individuals/bridge-to-benefits. Information about filing weekly certifications for benefits is available here: https://dew.sc.gov/individuals/manage-your-benefits/weekly-claims. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $326. Benefits can be claimed for a maximum of 20 weeks. Payments are available via direct deposit or debit card. Most claimants must register for SC Works Online Services and conduct at least two job searches each week in order to maintain eligibility for benefits. There are job search resources for claimants on the main website. There is a chat feature on the main website for general questions. Informational how-to videos can be found here: https://dew.sc.gov/individuals/tools/tutorial-videos. There are multiple ways to reach customer service: https://dew.sc.gov/contact.

Updates related to South Carolina unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://dew.sc.gov/covid-hub and https://dew.sc.gov/docs/default-source/covid-19/ui-during-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=b653150c_6

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials. “Current as of 6/2011”

http://hcc.musc.edu/news/pressreleases/2010/FINALSC%20Clinical%20Trials%20Agreement.pdf