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Government Benefit Recipients
​​​The Retirement Systems Offices and Call Center will be closed today from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for an all-employee meeting. We apoligize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
The Retirement Systems Division's phones will experience an outage for routine maintenance from Friday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. until Saturday, August 18 at 8:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
​The Retirement Systems is currently experiencing high call volume in our Call Center. If your call can wait until another day, please call us back then. Thank you.

 

You can volunteer to help with hurricane recovery efforts without affecting your retirement benefits

There has been an outpouring of support for everyone impacted by Hurricane Florence, and we've received questions about how our retirees can help without violating Return to Work Laws.

Return to Work Laws govern how retirees can work for a government agency that is participating in the North Carolina Retirement System. Return to Work Laws apply differently to members of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (TSERS) and the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System (LGERS). If you violate these laws, you could be subject to financial penalties and/or possible loss of retirement benefits and health coverage, so it's important for you to know how these laws apply to you.

If you're thinking about volunteering, here's what you need to know.

 
Supplemental Insurance Open Enrollment for Retirees and Benefit Recipients
 
Open enrollment for supplemental insurance benefits begins October 1, 2018. Pierce Insurance mailed open enrollment booklets to eligible members in September.
 
Supplemental insurance benefits available to retirees and benefit recipients include:
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Identity Theft Protection by LifeLock
 If you do not wish to make changes, no action is necessary. If you did not receive a booklet, or for more information, visit www.ncretiree.com or call toll-free (855) 627-3847.
 
What to Expect After Retirement
 
 
Return to Work 
 
Some retirees of the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System and Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System will officially retire and later be reemployed. If the retiree returns to work for an employer in the Retirement System from which they retired, certain earnings limitations may apply.
 
The Retirement Systems prepared the following guidance publications for LGERS and TSERS about the return-to-work laws.
The earnable allowance is the amount the retiree is allowed to earn per year during reemployment, under most circumstances. Please click on the "Educate Yourself" tab in ORBIT to learn more about reemployment after retirement. Retirees of the Consolidated Judicial Retirement System, Legislative Retirement System, and Registers of Deeds’ Supplemental Pension Fund should contact the Retirement Systems Division to discuss reemployment provisions for their systems.


 

Former Retirement Systems Division Phone Number Possibly Being Used By Scammers
 
The Retirement Systems Division has been informed that a previous phone number associated with the Division is being used by a company that provides possible misleading information about the opportunity to qualify for a gift card or rebate voucher. Upon dialing the old number, callers are prompted to provide personal information, including credit card information and date of birth, in exchange for the opportunity to qualify for the offer. 
           
This issue has been reported to the N.C. Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Division which is investigating the matter. 
           
The Retirement Systems Division encourages you to be mindful of potential scams and refrain from providing personal information over the phone requested by unauthorized personnel. The updated number for the Retirement Systems Division is 877-NC-SECURE (877-627-3287).        

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