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Online Benefits Orientation for Staff and Faculty

NC State offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices for Staff/Faculty and their families.  Please take some time to review the following benefits and retirement plans available for employees. 

Benefits Eligibility

 

 

Benefit Eligibility

SPA/EPA

< .49 FTE

SPA/EPA

.5 -.749 FTE

SPA/EPA

> .749 FTE

less than a

9 mo. appointment

SPA/EPA

> .749 FTE

9mo. or greater

contract/appt.

Health Insurance Not eligible Eligible, but at full cost Eligible, but at full cost Eligible for employer-paid coverage for employee, dependents are at full cost
Other insurance plans (dental, vision, etc.)

Not eligible

Eligible, but at full cost Eligible, but at full cost Eligible, but at full cost

Mandatory Retirement

Plans

Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible Eligible
Voluntary Retirement Plans Eligible Eligible Eligible Eligible

 

Enrollment Period for Benefits/Retirement

 

Benefit Plans
Enrollment Period
Health, dental, vision, flex spending, cancer, accidental death, life, critical illness, legal plan,

30 days from hire/start date.   Failure to enroll in your first 30 days may cause significant waiting periods or denial of coverage.

Mandatory Retirement Plans

(TSERS or ORP)

60 days from hire/start date.  Failure to enroll in your first 60 days will result in a mandatory default into the TSERS plan.

Disability Plans

(Liberty Mutual or Standard)

60 days from hire/start date.  These plans are dependent upon your mandatory retirement plan choice.  Failure to enroll may cause significant waiting periods or denial of coverage. 

 

9-month Faculty Paid Over 12 Months

If a 9-month faculty member is hired in July but does not begin the actual contract start date until August, benefits can begin on September 1.  9-month faculty have 30 days from start date to enroll in benefits and have 60-days from start date to enroll in a mandatory retirement plan and a voluntary disability plan. Failure to enroll in a mandatory retirement plan will result in a default to the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (TSERS) plan.

                          Benefits Offered at NC State University

New staff/faculty can use the information below in lieu of attending a Benefits Orientation in person. Once you complete the orientation below, you will need to complete the Online Benefits Confirmation at the bottom of the page.

 

Health Insurance

Quick Highlights of the Health Insurance

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the health insurance

UNC Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Quick Highlights of the ORP

Mandatory Retirement Plan Decision Guide

Enrollment Instructions

Fidelity Enrollment Guide

TIAA-CREF Enrollment Guide

Retirement Plan Comparsion Calculator

Online video of the ORP

State Retirement Plan (TSERS)

Quick Highlights of the TSERS Plan

Mandatory Retirement Plan Decision Guide

Enrollment Instructions

Retirement Plan Comparsion Calculator

Online video of the TSERS Plan

NCFlex Dental Insurance

Quick Highlights of the Dental Insurance

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the dental insurance

NCFlex Vision Insurance

Quick Highlights of the Vision Insurance

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the vision insurance

NCFlex Life Insurance

Quick Highlights of the NCFlex Life Insurance

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the NCFlex life insurance

NCFlex Accidental Death/Dismemberment

Quick Highlights of the AD&D Insurance

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the AD&D insurance

NCFlex Cancer Insurance

Quick Highlights of the Cancer Insurance

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the cancer insurance

NCFlex Critical Illness Insurance

Quick Highlights of the Critical Illness Insurance

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the critical illness insurance

NCFlex Health Care Flexible Spending

Quick Highlights of the Health Care FSA

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the health care FSA

NCFlex Dependent Daycare Flex Spending

Quick Highlights of the Dependent Daycare FSA

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the dependent daycare FSA

MetLife Life Insurance

Quick Highlights of the MetLife Life Insurance

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the MetLife Life insurance

Voluntary Retirement Plans

Quick Highlights of the Voluntary Retirement

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the voluntary retirement plans

Disability Plans

Quick Highlights of the Disability Plans

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of the disability plans

Other NC State Benefits

Quick Highlights of the Other NC State Benefits

Enrollment Instructions

Online video of other NC State benefits

Leave Time Accruals

Quick Highlights of annual leave time accrual

Quick Highlights of sick leave time accrual

Online video of the leave time accruals

 

Employer Contributions for Benefits

NC State makes a contribution towards the cost of some employee benefit plans.

 


 

Online Benefits Confirmation

 

*All Fields Required

 

  • First Name:
  • Last Name:
  • Employee ID:
  • Email Address:
  • Re-enter Email:

I attest that I went through the above online version of the benefit/retirement orientation and understand my options. I understand that I have 30 days from my start/hire date to enroll in my benefits. I have 60 days from my start/hire date to make a mandatory retirement election. I understand that if I do not elect a mandatory retirement plan, then I will be defaulted to the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (TSERS). This is a life-time election/default.
I attest to the above statement through this electronic signature