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Government Benefit Recipients
Supplemental Insurance Open Enrollment for Retirees and Benefit Recipients
 
Open enrollment for supplemental insurance benefits begins September 1, 2016. Pierce Insurance will mail open enrollment booklets to eligible members during the course of the next two months.

Supplemental insurance benefits available to retirees and benefit recipients include:
  • NEW: Identity Theft Protection by LifeLock
  • NEW: Critical Illness- Guarantee Issue
  • Accident with Physician Visit Benefit
  • Term and Whole Life
  • Dental
  • Vision
If you do not wish to make changes, no action is necessary. For more information, and to view a video from NC Retirement Systems’ Director Steve Toole, visit www.ncretiree.com​.

 
Rehired Retirees Health Coverage May be Affected by Recent Legislation
 
The North Carolina General Assembly recently approved legislation to create a new category of eligibility under the State Health Plan to enable employing units to avoid tax penalties imposed under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). This new category extends eligibility to non-permanent full-time employees who traditionally have not been eligible for coverage with the State Health Plan. The benefit available to these employees is a high deductible health plan (HDHP). In addition, legislation was also passed that requires employing units to cover re-hired State retirees as active employees and specifies that during the time of their full-time employment, re-hired State retirees are not eligible for retiree health benefit coverage. 
 
Employing units are responsible for determining the eligibility of their employees and for notifying the State Health Plan when a retiree is eligible for coverage with the employing unit. While eligible retirees are not required to enroll in the HDHP, the retiree is no longer eligible for the State Health Plan retiree group coverage under the Retirement System. Upon notice from the employing unit of the retiree’s eligibility as a full-time employee the State Health Plan will terminate the retiree from the State Health Plan retiree group coverage under the Retirement System and will issue a letter to the member confirming the termination.
 
Any re-hired retiree who enrolled in the HDHP will be offered COBRA, if the individual is no longer eligible for the HDHP. In addition, loss of eligibility is a qualifying life event under the State Health Plan enrollment rules and retirees will have 30 days to re-enroll in their State Health Plan coverage under the Retirement Systems. If they fail to re-enroll within the 30 days, they will be unable to come back on the Plan until the next enrollment period.
 
For more information, visit the State Health Plan Website​.

 

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.

 

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