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Other Benefits

You may be eligible for the following benefits as an employee of the MUSC Medical Center:

Money Plus: Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts

MoneyPlu$ is the name of the Medical Center's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) program. FSAs and HSAs are tax-favored accounts, which are IRS-approved tax-free benefits. They save you money on eligible medical and dependent care costs by enabling you to pay these expenses with income deducted from your salary before it is taxed.

If you are paying for dependent care expenses, or have medical expenses that are not reimbursed under your health insurance, you are paying for those expenses with dollars that have already been taxed. By enrolling in MoneyPlu$, you can pay those same expenses with dollars before federal, state and social security taxes are deducted from your salary. You decide how much to have taken out of your paycheck and reserved for reimbursable expenses. Then, each pay period, a regular portion of this amount is deducted from your paycheck. MoneyPlu$ accounts are administered by the Fringe Benefits Management Company (FBMC).

Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is a safe and reliable method for receiving paychecks: it allows the electronic transfer of funds directly to your financial institution account which includes checking, share draft, savings, and/or investment. Direct Deposit is a safe, convenient, and smart way to organize personal finances while saving you time and money.

Effective April 4, 2004, the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) designated direct deposit as its method of payment of wages. Beginning with that date, new employees are required to complete direct deposit paperwork. Funds may be deposited into up to three accounts. Employees, who for whatever reason, do not quality or elect not to enroll in a traditional financial account, will have the option of opening an "access account" and will have direct access to their funds.

Discounts & Special Rates

As a Medical Center employee, you can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Medical Center employees are eligible to join the South Carolina Federal Credit Union
  • Banking benefits packages are available at Bank of America and Wells Fargo
  • Perks & Discounts - What if you could save money on the things you do every day, like shopping, dining, or even travel?  Numerous discounts are available to you, just for being a part of the MUSC family. Local and national vendors that offer discounts to care team members are posted on MUHA’s internal intranet website, and updates are posted on our Perks & Discounts page on Yammer – our internal online social community. New vendors and discounts are added frequently. Be sure to check it out! 

*Please note that we offer the Perks & Discounts listings as information only, and do not endorse any particular/specific vendor.*

Certification Incentive Program

The Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) currently offers a program rewarding care team members who achieve advanced or specialty certifications with an incentive of $750.00. Care team members must be in a 0.6 FTE (or greater) regular/permanent or temp position, have completed one year or more successful employment, and have no disciplinary actions (written or greater) in the past year to qualify. Certifications must be on the current list of approved certifications prior to testing.

MUHA will also award a recertification incentive equal to the registration fee or processing fee for recertification, not to exceed $500.00.  Care team members must meet the same eligibility requirements to be eligible for recertification incentive.

Tuition Assistance

The Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) currently offers a generous tuition assistance program to encourage care team members to improve work-related knowledge and skills through completion of course work and degrees offered by accredited programs at higher education institutions. Tuition assistance will be available to eligible employees for successful completion of courses that the Authority considers, in its sole discretion, to meet business-related needs.

MUHA currently operates its tuition assistance program on a fiscal year basis (July 1  through June 30). Eligible care team members must in a 0.6 FTE (or greater) regular/permanent or temp position, have completed one year or more successful employment, and have no disciplinary actions (written or greater) in the past year to qualify. Interested care team members must submit an education plan to Human Resources beginning in March, and no later than the announced deadline, to be included in the upcoming fiscal year. Each approved care team member may request a maximum of $5,250 with submission of the required documentation after course completion. Care team members who receive assistance will be required to fulfill a service commitment of one month for each $400 that is reimbursed.

Employee Lactation Rooms

In support of breastfeeding care team members, staff and students, MUSC provides employee lactation rooms to breast pump in. Some rooms are outfitted with a hospital-grade, multi-user, Medela Symphony breast pump (you must purchase your own compatible Medela Symphony breast pump kit, sold online or in select stores).