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Active Government Employees

Familiarize yourself with the benefits available to you as a member of the North Carolina Retirement Systems.  Stay up to date on the news and information that affects your benefits, access your personal retirement account forms and benefit estimators through ORBIT to plan your long-term financial future.  

Get Your Retirement Health Plan Questions Answered

If you are approaching 65 and thinking about retiring, the State Health Plan can help you navigate through your retirement health plan options. You're invited to attend a State Health Plan informational session regarding how to maximize your health plan options in retirement.

There's a lot to consider before you embark on your well-deserved retirement journey. For more information and a complete list of dates, times and locations of events, click here.


Coming Soon: 2013 Annual Benefits Statements

The North Carolina Retirement Systems is preparing 2013 Annual Benefits Statements for active employees who contributed to their Retirement System account as of December 31, 2013. The statements will be in Members’ ORBIT accounts in early to late May, and the Retirement Systems will communicate further when they are posted.
Annual Benefits Statements Website 
The Retirement Systems launched an Annual Benefits Statements website in 2013 to aid members in understanding their statements, as well as provide resources to help members plan for their financial and retirement future. Now you can search for financial and retirement planning information based on your age or stage in your career.
Please visit the Annual Benefits Statements website today to take advantage of these resources.
Important News about changes to the NC 401(k) Plan & NC 457 Plan Investment Options
Two changes to the NC 401(k) Plan and NC 457 Plan took effect on September 13, 2013. The North Carolina Inflation Responsive Fund is being offered as a new investment option. In addition, changes took place in the existing GoalMaker model portfolios. Click here for more information.

Reduction-in-Force Information for Employees


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Forms Now Available in ORBIT

Visit ORBIT to view all Retirement Division forms (click the Forms link at the top.)  NOTE: Login to ORBIT to access personalized forms.​​

Legislation that Affects You

Click here to find summaries of retirement-related legislation.

Retirement Service Credit Purchasing

You may be eligible to purchase retirement credit that may increase the amount of your monthly benefit or allow you to retire at an earlier age.


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