Columbia, S.C. – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and PGBA LLC are proud to support the upcoming dedication of the Fort Jackson National Cemetery with the provision of parking and other services at the visitors’ staging area near the new veterans’ cemetery.
Visitors to the dedication ceremony on October 26 will be asked to park at BlueCross’ building at 4101 Percival Road, near exit 80 (Clemson Road) on I-20, which is close to the cemetery site. Restrooms and canteen facilities in the building also will be open to visitors as they await buses to take them into the dedication site.
PGBA serves as a claims processing subcontractor administering the U.S. DoD’s TRICARE North Region for Health Net Federal Services and the South Region for Humana Military Healthcare Services. PGBA handles approximately 50 percent of the nation’s TRICARE claims processing, serving nearly 6 million beneficiaries and providers.
The new 585-acre cemetery is located in Richland County immediately east of the City of Columbia and south of Interstate 20 on property donated by the Fort Jackson U.S. Army base. When completed, the cemetery’s 92-acre initial construction area will contain 1,425 full casket gravesites, including 4,224 pre-placed crypts, 1,084 in-ground sites for cremated remains and approximately 2,000 columbarium niches. The cemetery will serve more than 170,000 veterans in central South Carolina.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and its family of companies include more than 20 subsidiaries involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health plan and Medicare contracts, and other insurance and employee benefits services.