An Important Message for NCFlex Participants
March 2022
Preventing Eye Injuries
With warm weather approaching and more people getting out to do more around the house, it's important to remember eye safety. Prevent Blindness has declared April to be Women's Eye Health and Safety Month and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has declared April to be Sports Eye Safety Month.

According to AAO, more than 40 percent of eye injuries every year are related to sports or recreational activities. Not only are you at risk from objects, chemicals and dust, but the sun can also cause damage that can be avoided with the right protection. Learn more about Eye Injury Facts from the AAO.

Don't forget, if you have the NCFlex Accident Plan and happen to have an eye injury, you may be eligible to file a claim if you seek medical attention. Also, keep your skin safe: sunscreen SPF 15 and higher is Health Care FSA eligible.
April and May NCFlex Webinar Opportunities
Hear from SECU and Prudential
We have invited the State Employee's Credit Union to join us in April to discuss services and features that come along with being a member. Then in May, we have invited another benefits partner, Prudential, who will present on the NC 401(k) and 457 savings programs.

Register on our Webinar Page or below for one of the scheduled dates/times. Bookmark the page for reference to view future events as well as recordings and slides of past events.
Please email us at with any questions.
OSHR Statewide Wellness Lunch and Learn
National Nutrition Month: World Flavors
OSHR Wellness offers monthly lunch and learn sessions virtually which showcase topics on how to live a healthier lifestyle as well as cooking demonstrations.

This month is National Nutrition Month and we invite you to join us at 11:30 a.m. March 31 for this online event. Brought to you by OSHR Wellness, the event will feature tips and a cooking demonstration by LifeStyle Medical Centers. Katie Godin, RD, LDN, will be talking about this year's National Nutrition Month topic, “World Flavors.” 

After her brief presentation, Godin will demonstrate how to prepare a Lebanese recipe for Foul (Ful), a savory breakfast dish that features legumes (photo courtesy of The Salt and Sweet Kitchen). Popular throughout the Middle East, Godin will share this family recipe that she received from a friend with those who sign up for the event. So don’t miss out! Register through the link below. 

The recipe and the presentation will be shared with all those that sign up for the event.
2020 FSA Filing Deadline
Due to an extension of the filing deadline for 2020 Flexible Spending Account Claims (both Health Care and Dependent Day Care), there is still time to send claims to P&A Group for dates of service in 2020 (if you still have remaining funds contributed in 2020).

The deadline for these claims is April 30, 2022. With just over a month left to file, be sure to review your account and consider any claims that may still be outstanding. View your account at Learn more about how to file a claim or get a claim form in the FSA Section of

Claims for 2021 and 2022 FSA accounts have a filing deadline of March 31, 2023.
Updating Your Mailing Address

Please be sure to keep your address up to date in your agency/university HR/Payroll system. For BEACON employees, please remember that if you have a mailing address listed in ESS, this overrides your permanent address. Therefore, if your permanent is the same as your mailing, consider only keeping your permanent address active.

NCFlex vendors rely on these addresses to contact those of you who participate in their plans when needed about claims, updates, replacement cards and more.

Not sure how to update your address? Reach out to your HR department.