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Birth or Adoption

Congratulations on the birth or adoption of your child! An employee may add or remove dependents from benefits as appropriate. When adding new family members to the Health Insurance, coverage must be effective on the 1st of the month in which the child is born or adopted for the child to have coverage effective with the date of the birth or adoption. Note, when adding a dependent due to birth or adoption other dependents (other children or spouse) may be added at the same time.

Things to Consider

Health Insurance & NCFlex Benefit Elections

Employees must complete the change online to remove their dependent(s). All changes must be processed using the benefits enrollment system (Log into ConnectCarolina –>Click on Self Service –> Click BENEFITS ENROLLMENT).

Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance

You may elect coverage for your children under the University’s Group Term Life Plan (MetLife) and/or AD&D Plan (Reliance Standard) you will need to complete the appropriate forms to add coverage. Please visit the Benefits Forms section of this website and navigate to Insurance Forms. Complete the MetLife and/or Reliance Standard forms and return them to the Benefits Services Department’s Campus Box—CB# 1045.


You may want to review your beneficiaries under your life insurance and retirement programs and make any necessary changes. Please review the Beneficiary Change Guide for instructions.


You may want to review you federal and state tax withholdings and make any necessary adjustments. To make changes to your current tax withholdings, select the W-4 and NC4 Tax Information link in the Connect Carolina Self Service menu.  Changes can be made on-line and become effective with the next available pay cycle. 


If you have any questions about this change, please contact the Benefits Services Department at 919-962-3071. You can also navigate to the Benefits Contact page for additional contact information.