Open Enrollment

For the 2025 plan year
Insurance Open Enrollment Period: Sept. 30 - Oct. 25, 2024

 

All benefits-eligible employees must take action.

 

Effective date of changes: Jan. 1, 2025
 

Page updated: Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. More information will be added as it becomes available.

During Open Enrollment, eligible employees will be able to enroll in or update their benefits.

When open enrollment begins, you will use two enrollment platforms.

 

eBenefits (BenefitFocus)

You will need to log in to this platform to enroll/make changes to your elections for:

  • Health through the State Health Plan

In addition, you will go here to answer your tobacco attestation if you elect to enroll for health coverage under the State Health Plan and want to receive the wellness premium credit.

Once you log in to the site, select “Get Started” on the home page and follow the prompts. After you make your choices, and they are displayed for you to review and print, you must scroll down to the bottom and click “Save Changes” or your choices will not be recorded.

Using a preferred browser (Chrome or Firefox), click the button below and enter your NinerNET credentials. 

Log Into eBenefits

 

UNC System Benefits (Empyrean)

You will go here to enroll in/make changes to your elections for:

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Accident
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • UNC Life Insurance
  • UNC Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • UNC Supplemental Disability
  • Cancer and Specified Disease
  • Critical Illness
  • TRICARE Supplement coverage

Once you log in to the site, you will see a pending event (i.e., Open Enrollment). Click “Continue” and follow the prompts. After you make your enrollment choices, and they are displayed for you to review, you must scroll down and click “Submit My Elections.” One last pop-up message will appear and you must click “Accept” or your choices will not be recorded.

Log Into UNC System Benefits

 

Resources

Questions?

  • eBenefits (Benefitfocus):  Call 855-859-0966
  • UNC System Benefits (Empyrean): Call the University of North Carolina Benefits Service Center at 833-862-1490
  • Additional Questions: Contact the UNC Charlotte Benefits Office: Benefits@charlotte.edu or 704-687-8134