Insurance Open Enrollment Period: Oct. 11-29
Enrollment period: Oct. 11-29, 2021
Effective date of changes: Jan. 1, 2022
You can enroll in or update the following benefits:
- Cancer and specified disease
- Critical Illness
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Group term life
- Accidental death and dismemberment
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- For the fourth year in a row, there will be no employee premium rate increases for the State Health Plan 70/30 and 80/20 medical plans.
- Current rates for all NCFlex benefits except for the dental plans will remain the same for the 2022 plan year.
- Health Care FSA unused funds will roll over from 2021 to 2022.
As in prior years, all eligible employees enrolled in the State Health Plan will be automatically enrolled in the 70/30 Plan. Those who wish to enroll in the 80/20 Plan will need to take action during open enrollment.
Additionally, those who would like to reduce their monthly premium by $60 will need to complete the tobacco attestation during the enrollment period. For more information, review the State Health Plan website.
Health Care FSA Update
If you were enrolled in the Health Care FSA in 2020 or are currently participating for 2021 and you have a minimum balance of $25, your full amount of unused funds will automatically roll over for the 2022 plan year. You can use these funds even if you do not re-enroll. If you re-enroll in your health care FSA, you can elect to contribute $2,750 to your account in 2022. (Note: Starting with the 2023 plan year, the normal annual rollover amount of $550 will apply.)
For more information, review the following resources and guides:
2022 NCFlex Enrollment Guide - University Employees
NCFlex Product Videos
NCFlex Open Enrollment website
Tobacco users can attend a tobacco cessation counseling session at a CVS MinuteClinic or their primary care provider’s (PCP) office for free to earn a lower premium for 2022 if they completed the tobacco attestation during open enrollment. They have until Nov. 30, 2021, to take action. (Note: If employees combine their tobacco cessation visit with another service, there may be a copay.)
The State Health Plan's Eligibility and Enrollment Support Center at 855- 859-0966.
During open enrollment, the hours will be extended:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For health care benefits and claims inquiries:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For pharmacy benefits questions:
CVS Caremark (888) 321-3124
For additional questions:
UNC Charlotte Benefits Office: email@example.com / (704) 687-8134