An Important Message for NCFlex Participants

March 2023

Parkinson's Awareness Month

Every 6 minutes, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the U.S. In honor of April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, learn more about the disease and ways to spread awareness by visiting

10 early signs of Parkinson's include:

  • Tremor
  • Small Handwriting
  • Loss of Smell
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Trouble Moving or Walking
  • Constipation
  • A Soft or Low Voice
  • Masked Face
  • Dizziness or Fainting
  • Stooping or Hunching Over

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms, work with your doctor to create a plan to stay healthy.

As a reminder, the NCFlex Critical Illness Plan pays out a benefit to covered individuals in the event of a Parkinson's Disease diagnosis (starting Jan. 1, 2023), as well as many other diagnoses.

NCFlex April Webinar -

Voluntary Disability Plan

The NCFlex Voluntary Disability Plan through The Standard is offered to non-university employees*. This plan is a supplement to the TSERS Disability Income plan of NC. Join us in April to learn more about this benefit, whether you are enrolled in the plan or are considering enrolling in the future.

During the webinar, we will discuss enrollment, how the plan works, pre-existing conditions, filing claims, reinstatement from a leave of absence and how the plan coordinates with the TSERS Disability Income Plan of NC. 

*University employees are offered a disability plan through your employer. Check with your HR department on benefits available to you.

April 13, 1 - 2 p.m.
April 25, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register on our Webinars Page or from the above links. We will also post the recordings on the Webinars Page after the event. Bookmark the page for later use. Please email us at with any questions.

Updating Your Mailing Address

Please be sure to keep your address up to date in your employer 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.

For Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), keep in mind that you will be contacted by P&A Group with updates to your account either via email or mailing address, depending on the preference you have chosen in the past. If you have chosen email, the email P&A Group will use is maintained in their database, so be sure to check that it is up to date. To log into your account, visit or log into the P&A Group mobile app. You can also call P&A Group at 1-866-916-3475.

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

OSHR Statewide Wellness Lunch and Learn

OSHR Wellness offers monthly lunch and learn sessions virtually which showcase topics on how to live a healthier lifestyle as well as cooking demonstrations.

If you would like to sign up for an upcoming lunch and learn event or if you have missed an event and would like to view the recording and slides, visit out Wellness Webinars page for resources.