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This information applies only to UNC-Chapel Hill benefits-eligible permanent employees (permanent full- and part-time SHRA and EHRA employees working a minimum of 20 hours a week).
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Dear Faculty and Staff,

Because the University of North Carolina System is committed to offering best-in-class benefit options for the financial security of employees and their dependents, this year there is a new vendor for the UNC System Group Term Voluntary Life Insurance and the Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Plan.

As of Jan. 1, 2022, Securian Financial has replaced MetLife as the provider for the UNC System Voluntary Life Insurance/AD&D Plan. Please note that NCFlex Life Insurance and NCFlex AD&D are different from this plan and remain the same.

What’s Different?

There are no changes to the current plan design; however, we are pleased to announce a further rate reduction of up to 12% beginning with your January paycheck. In April, you may see another change in your deduction based on your salary and age as of Jan. 1, 2022. Although these adjustments are typically made in January, the age and salary adjustments will be delayed until April due to the timing of the legislative increase authorized in the recent budget bill.

If you were previously enrolled in MetLife, your Voluntary Life Insurance and AD&D coverage was automatically moved from MetLife to Securian on Jan. 1, 2022, and the cost of your coverage continues to be automatically deducted from your paycheck. For more information about the UNC System Life Insurance and AD&D Plan, see the UNC System Benefits Summary.

Take Action Now!

You will need to log in to the new benefits administration platform to designate your beneficiaries for this plan’s vendor, as those elections were not automatically transferred to our new system. This action applies to new enrollees as well as to those who were previously enrolled in MetLife and were automatically moved to Securian. Even if you do not wish to make changes to your coverage, you still need to designate your beneficiaries.

To input your beneficiaries:

  • Log in to ConnectCarolina
  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on My Benefits
  • Click on Benefits Enrollment (on the left)
  • Click on UNC Sys Life Insurance
  • Once in the online system, review the Terms of Use and agree to them
  • Click on Current Benefits then Beneficiaries
  • Click on Add/Edit Beneficiaries then Add New Beneficiary
  • Please note: Beneficiaries will update overnight in this system. You can also add as many beneficiaries as you like and make edits at any time.

A special open enrollment opportunity for the UNC System Life Insurance and AD&D Plan will be held Feb. 14 – March 4, 2022. During this time, you will have the chance to change your current coverage or add a spouse or child. Rates will be guaranteed for five years, and the plan has no age reduction. More information will be sent out soon.

Thank you,

Benefits and Leave Administration Team
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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