Benefits Enrollment

For all universities, including UNC Health, UNC Press, and NC School of Science and Mathematics

The University System offers eligible employees a flexible and comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to University-provided group life insurance, various retirement savings options, group health plan coverage, disability coverage, educational assistance, and more. These programs can help employees achieve retirement savings and career goals, as well as assistance with meeting everyday health and educational needs. The benefits programs are designed for employees to tailor a benefits package that best meets their needs.

Enrollment in these plans is easy. This page will allow you to log in to the Empyrean and eBenefits (BenefitFocus) systems to enroll, change, and/or update your benefits. Each constituent institution, as well as the UNC System Office, UNC Health, UNC Press, and NC School of Science and Mathematics, have links to their enrollment pages below.

Please note we now have two enrollment platforms – the one you use depends on which benefit you are enrolling in.

UNC (Empyrean)

Go here to enroll in and/or make changes to your elections for:

  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary AD&D
  • Cancer and Specified Disease
  • Critical Illness

Once you have logged in to the site, you will see a pending event (i.e., open enrollment). Click Continue and follow the prompts. After you have made your enrollment choices, and they are displayed for you to review, you must scroll down and click Submit My Elections. One last pop-up message will appear and you must click Accept or your choices will not be recorded. Don’t overlook this critical step! Print a copy of your Confirmation Statement before logging out.

Questions? Call the Empyrean University Benefits Service Center at 833-862-1490, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Find your institution’s Empyrean link.

eBenefits (BenefitFocus)

Go here to enroll in and/or make changes to your elections for:

  • State Health Plan (SHP)
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Accident
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • TRICARE coverage

Once you have logged in to the site, select Get Started on the home page and follow the prompts. After you have made your enrollment choices, and they are displayed for you to review and print, you must scroll down to the bottom and click Save Changes or your choices will not be recorded. Don’t overlook this critical step! Print a copy of your Confirmation Statement before logging out.

Questions? Call the eligibility and enrollment call center at 855-859-0966, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Find your institution’s eBenefits link.

Log In to Empyrean

Empyrean is the system where you can enroll, change, and update your UNC System-sponsored benefits. Select your constituent institution’s link below to log into Empyrean. For additional assistance regarding the enrollment system please contact the UNC Empyrean Service Center at 833-UNC-1490 (833-862-1490).

Appalachian State University
Empyrean

NC A&T State University
Empyrean

UNC-Chapel Hill
Empyrean

UNC School of the Arts
Empyrean

NC School of Science
and Mathematics
Empyrean

East Carolina University
Empyrean

NC Central University
Empyrean

UNC Charlotte
Empyrean

UNC Wilmington
Empyrean

UNC Health
Empyrean

Elizabeth City State University
Empyrean

NC State University
Empyrean

UNC Greensboro
Empyrean

Western Carolina University
Empyrean

UNC System Office
Empyrean

Fayetteville State University
Empyrean

UNC Asheville
Empyrean

UNC Pembroke
Empyrean

Winston-Salem
State University
Empyrean

UNC Press
Empyrean

Log In to eBenefits

eBenefits (BenefitFocus) is the system where you enroll, change, and update your State Health Plan and NCFlex plan selections. You can also access State Health Plan and NCFlex resources such as finding a provider, viewing claims information or your Explanation of Benefits (EOBs), and ordering new ID cards. Select your constituent institution’s link below to log into eBenefits. For questions regarding enrollment, eligibility, or for assistance regarding the enrollment system please contact the Eligibility and Enrollment Support Center at 855-859-0966.

Appalachian State University
eBenefits

NC A&T State University
eBenefits

UNC-Chapel Hill
eBenefits

UNC School of the Arts
eBenefits

NC School of Science
and Mathematics
eBenefits

East Carolina University
eBenefits

NC Central University
eBenefits

UNC Charlotte
eBenefits

UNC Wilmington
eBenefits

UNC Health
eBenefits

Elizabeth City State University
eBenefits

NC State University
eBenefits

UNC Greensboro
eBenefits

Western Carolina University
eBenefits

UNC System Office
eBenefits

Fayetteville State University
eBenefits

UNC Asheville
eBenefits

UNC Pembroke
eBenefits

Winston-Salem
State University
eBenefits

UNC Press
eBenefits