In this Issue:
From the Treasurer
Welcome to the
newly renovated version of the Retirement
A lot of exciting
things are happening in our state, as well as at the Department of State
Treasurer. As of this writing, the entire department is now settled into our
Atlantic Avenue location in Raleigh, where we can better serve our members. We
are also launching our new brand for the N.C. Retirement Systems. If you’ve
stopped by MyNCRetirement.com lately, you will have noticed our new logo and
brand called the North Carolina Total
Retirement Plans. We feel that the new look and name captures all of the
benefits and options the state has to offer our active members, retirees and
benefit recipients. We hope you see the new logo and branding as we do…as a
symbol for the next decade and beyond.
could think of no better way to celebrate these new beginnings than with the
introduction of a new, interactive format for our main communication vehicle to
you, our partners in retirement planning. I hope you like it and I look forward
to working with you as we get all employees retirement ready!
NC Saves for Retirement Month
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Vendor ExpoEmployees will have an opportunity to connect with experts from NC Total Retirement Systems, Social Security Administration, NC State Health Plan, and State Employees’ Credit Union.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Retirement Planning MeetingThe meeting is designed to walk members step-by-step through the retirement planning process.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Benefit Coordinators Discussion (Raleigh, Greensboro, and Lumberton area coordinators only)
New Employer Reporting Phone Line
With the recent move to our new location, we have updated our employer reporting phone line. We will strive to continue delivering quality customer service during this transition and the realignment of our Employer Reporting group. We ask that employers continue to use our new number at 1-877-627-3287 and enter option #6 to reach a member of our employer reporting team. If we are experiencing longer than normal wait times, you will still have the option to leave a voice message with our team.
When to contact the Employer Reporting group:
Our email address will remain the same, and our team can be reached at OER@nctreasurer.com.
Change to State Health Plan Rates for RetireesRecent legislation regarding a retroactive rate change to the State Health Plan for retirees has increased the employer rate from 5.49% to 5.60%, effective July 1, 2015. The Retirement Systems is asking all state and local agencies who offer State Health Plan coverage to their retirees to make the employer rate change in their system beginning with their October ORBIT Report. The Retirement System will provide retroactive rate invoices to agencies for the months of July, August and September 2015 in one invoice that should be paid upon submission of your October ORBIT Report.
State Health Plan Annual Enrollment
SECU is Here to Help
State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) appreciates North Carolina’s dedicated state employees and the vital services they provide to the citizens of our state. SECU is honored to serve as the trusted financial cooperative for state employees and their families, offering a comprehensive line of member-focused, financial products and services. Please encourage your colleagues to visit SECU’s website, ncsecu.org, or contact a local branch for more information on how the Credit Union can assist them.
Employer SpotlightThe North Carolina Department of State Treasurer would like to commend Neuse Charter School for assisting their employees in reaching retirement readiness by recently adopting the NC 401(k) and the NC 457 Plans. After the school hosted a group presentation, 70 out of 75 school employees decided to join the plans and start saving for a more comfortable retirement. The state applauds Neuse Charter School in taking this pro-active step and truly values our partnership!
Interested in Employer Training?
The Retirement Systems Division is offering employer training in Carthage, Troy and Raleigh in October. Click here and scroll down to view the subjects, dates and times.
NC Open Book