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One of the biggest changes this year is the fact that we now have two enrollment portals. This is because the UNC System is taking over the life insurance plan and several other plans that have been under NCFlex.

  • The life insurance plans will be merged into one policy, which will allow for reduced rates and enhanced benefits.
  • Any NCFlex Life Insurance and/or Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage you may already have will be automatically pulled into the new consolidated UNC plan for 2023.
  • You can make any changes you would like to these plans in the UNC System Enrollment Portal.

Just like in years past, you’ll make your benefits selections by logging in to ConnectCarolina Self Service and selecting the My Benefits tile. But this year under the Benefits Enrollment menu option, you’ll see two portal links: one for the State Enrollment Portal and one for the UNC System Enrollment Portal.

    You’ll use the State Enrollment Portal for health insurance, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, accident plans, and TRICARE supplement coverage. This is also the portal you will use for completing your tobacco attestation and choosing the Enhanced (80/20) health plan or Base (70/30) plan.

    You’ll use the UNC System Enrollment Portal for enrolling in group term life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, cancer, and critical illness plans.

To make enrolling in your benefits as easy as possible, we’re creating visual guides (that include screenshots) for both portals. View, print or download step-by-step instructions on the How to Enroll page. Guides will be available during the Open Enrollment period, Oct. 10–28.
For what’s new with each coverage area of Open Enrollment and for more details and resources, see the following HR at UNC pages:


This information applies only to UNC-Chapel Hill benefits-eligible permanent employees (permanent full- and part-time SHRA, EHRA Non-Faculty and Faculty working a minimum of 20 hours a week). For more information about benefits eligibility, please visit