An Important Message for NCFlex Participants
September 2021
NCFlex Open Enrollment - Oct. 11 - 29

NCFlex again combines with the State Health Plan for Open Enrollment October 11 - 29 for the 2022 plan year.

As an eligible NCFlex member, you should receive the Open Enrollment Mailer at your home address shortly before enrollment begins.

For more information, view the 2022 Open Enrollment webpage.
NCFlex Virtual Benefits Fair - Oct. 4 - 29
We’re excited to announce that we’re holding a Virtual Benefits Fair this year! You will be able to learn about NCFlex benefits and Open Enrollment from the comfort of your own home, office or anywhere through your computer, smartphone or tablet.
 
The Virtual Benefits Fair will launch on October 4. Watch for the announcement email, from this email account, on Monday with information on how to join. There will be separate links for University and Non-University employees.
 
We will be giving away prizes like bluetooth speakers, smart tags, and more! Once in the virtual fair, you can create an account, click links to learn about benefits and earn points, and then be entered into a drawing to win.
 
You will have until October 29 to participate and be entered to win prizes.
 
Once enrollment starts on October 11, you'll also be able to use the Virtual Benefits Fair as a reference. 
Online Benefits Meetings

During enrollment, you can attend an online benefits meeting through Microsoft Teams from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Register for a meeting by visiting NCFlex Employee Sessions web page. Details on how to join are included when registering and will be emailed to you closer to time of the event.
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Meeting dates and times:

  • Friday, Oct. 15, 12 - 1 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct.16, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 22, 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 25, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 - 8 p.m. 

Employees with Questions?
Once you are in the meeting, use the "Q&A" box to post your questions. A NCFlex representative will answer questions as they are posted. If you are unable to access the event, send questions to ncflex@nc.gov.
At-Home COVID-19 Tests Now FSA Eligible

The Health Care Flexible Spending Account allows you to spend pre-tax funds on eligible expenses such as over-the-counter medicine, out-of-pocket medical expenses, PPE (through 2022), and now, at-home COVID-19 tests.

A sample list of eligible items can be found in the FSA section of ncflex.org. Please note, you will need to check with your employer as to whether at-home COVID-19 tests are acceptable for you if you are subject to weekly testing.
Take advantage of National Retirement Security Week 
Learn more about the importance of saving for retirement during National Retirement Security Week October 17–23, 2021. It’s a great time for you to make the most of the retirement savings benefits available to you.
 
How? At 3pm Wednesday, October 20, attend the Total Retirement Planning Conference Webinar for State of North Carolina Employees.

This interactive online web conference will provide an orientation for new members, pre-retirement planning information for members closer to retirement, and educational information for personnel officers and others who handle retirement matters. In addition, Prudential Retirement, our defined contribution plans administrator, also offers information on the Supplemental plans. Click here to register now.
Save the Date: Open Enrollment is October 11 - 29 for the 2022 plan year.