Benefits Enrollment for System Office Staff

  • New employees have 30 days (60 days for mandatory retirement) to make benefits elections when they begin employment.
  • Each fall, typically in October, an annual enrollment period offers the opportunity to review and update all of their benefits selections, add or change dependents, select different plan options, and add or delete plans from their coverage.
  • When you experience a “qualifying life event,” such as marriage, birth or adoption, or retirement, you have 30 days from the effective date to make benefit changes that are appropriate to the event itself. For example, if you get married, you can add your spouse to your insurance plans.

Explore the various benefits options available to System Office employees and then enroll as noted below.

Supplemental Retirement Programs

Follow the instructions below to enroll or change contribution levels in any of the supplemental retirement plans.

UNC System 403(b) Program

  • Complete a Salary Reduction Agreement and send it to System HR Benefits
  • Complete the enrollment process with Fidelity Investments and/or TIAA by selecting your investments:
    • Fidelity(click the UNC 403(b) Plan and then ENROLL NOW)
    • TIAA (select UNC-Chapel Hill as your institution and then ENROLL NOW)

UNC System 457(b) Plan

  • Complete a Voluntary Salary Deferral Agreement and send it to System HR Benefits
  • Complete the enrollment process with Fidelity Investments and/or TIAA by selecting your investments:
    • Fidelity(click the UNC 457(b) Plan and then ENROLL NOW)
    • TIAA (select UNC-Chapel Hill as your institution and then ENROLL NOW)

NC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

NC 401(k) Plan

State Health Plan and NCFlex Benefits Plan

System Office employees enroll in these plans via ConnectCarolina, UNC-Chapel Hill’s HR system. To enroll:

  • Go to the ConnectCarolina landing page
  • Click Login to ConnectCarolina & Infoporte (Faculty, Staff & Affiliates). Log in requires two-step verification via Duo Security. Visit the UNC-Chapel Hill ITS website to register for Duo or get more information.
  • Log in using your UNC Onyen and password
  • Select Self Service
  • Select Enroll or Change Benefits
  • Make your selections — be sure to include any dependents you wish to cover, and update your beneficiaries accordingly

Supporting documentation is required for any dependents you include on your coverage. See the list of qualifying documents.

Group Life Insurance Plan

In addition to the pre-tax life insurance option available through NCFlex, UNC System Office employees can also enroll in an after-tax life insurance plan offered through MetLife. View the Statement of Health form. Complete the enrollment form and send it to System HR Benefits.

Supplemental Disability

The UNC System has voluntary supplemental disability plans available for members of the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS). You can enroll in the appropriate plan at any time; if you enroll after your first 60 days of employment, however, you will be required to complete an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) form.

Supplemental Disability for ORP Participants (underwritten by The Standard): Complete the enrollment and change form and submit it to System HR Benefits.

Supplemental Disability for TSERS Members (underwritten by Lincoln Financial): Complete the Enrollment/Cancellation form and submit it to System HR Benefits.

Questions

If you have questions about your benefits, please contact Nancy Maltais, benefits consultant in the System HR office, at namaltais@northcarolina.edu or 919-843-5186.