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Category Archives: Benefits & Work/Life

Taking Time to Give Back: Community Service Leave

August 9, 2017 | In Benefits & Work/Life, Uncategorized

Want to spend some time outside of the office giving back to our community? At UNC-Chapel Hill, we encourage it.

State and University leadership recognize the importance of community involvement and encourage employees to participate in volunteer activities by providing paid leave opportunities. Community Service Leave (CSL) is a paid time off program that allows employees to participate in the educational process of children through the high school level and to support other community service volunteer activities for non-profit organizations.

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State Health Plan Changes Effective January 1, 2018

June 9, 2017 | In Benefits & Work/Life

It’s not too soon to start thinking about your annual opportunity to update your health insurance coverage, which occurs each October. With that in mind, here are some changes for the 2018 plan year that were recently approved by the State Health Plan’s Board of Trustees. The State Health Plan said the changes are designed to provide members with predictability in their benefits and begin the task of improving the Plan’s financial stability.

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Honoring decades of excellence in service

May 12, 2017 | In Benefits & Work/Life, HR Events, Rewards & Recognition

On Monday, May 8, faculty and staff from all over the UNC-Chapel Hill campus joined together at the Carolina Inn to honor those who have given 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 – and yes, even 50 – years of service to the University. The celebration included high tea and hors d’oeuvres, a keynote address by Chancellor Carol Folt, and an awards ceremony lead by Vice Chancellor Felicia Washington.

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State Health Plan dependent eligibility audit

May 11, 2017 | In Benefits & Work/Life

The North Carolina State Health Plan is constantly working to provide the best return on investment as well as reducing complexity and building value for all of its members. As an important step towards managing costs, the State Health Plan is conducting an audit to verify eligibility of dependents covered by the Plan.

This audit will focus on all subscribers with dependents under the age of 75 as of April 19, 2017. Subscribers with enrolled dependents will soon receive a request to provide documentation of their dependents by July 31. Continue reading

2016 Total Compensation Statements Coming Soon

February 23, 2017 | In Benefits & Work/Life

Personalized 2016 Total Compensation statements from the Office of Human Resources are coming soon to mailboxes across campus. Each benefit-eligible employee will receive a statement showing the combined value of your salary plus employer- and employee-paid benefits as components of your total compensation. Statements show your annualized salary and enrolled benefit plan data as of December 2016. Contact benefits@unc.edu or 919-962-3071 with questions about the 2016 statements.

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Reminder: New Dental Plan Provider

January 31, 2017 | In Benefits & Work/Life

When your dentist’s office asks if you have new insurance, say “Yes.” Effective January 1, 2017, the NCFlex dental plan vendor changed from United Concordia to MetLife. Plan participants should have received new ID cards, which were mailed to the address on record.

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Section 403(b) Plan Universal Availability Notice for 2017

January 9, 2017 | In Benefits & Work/Life

The UNC System is required to provide this notice to all employees regarding their options to participate in the Section 403(b) supplemental retirement plan.

UNC-Chapel Hill offers employees a choice of voluntary supplemental retirement programs on a pre-tax and post-tax (Roth) basis in accordance with Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. Under The University of North Carolina Section 403(b) Plan, eligible employees may elect to defer a portion of their compensation to the 403(b) Plan to supplement their retirement savings.
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