Benefits

North Carolina State Health Plan

All full-time employees are eligible for health insurance coverage under the North Carolina State Health Plan (SHP)  through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Open enrollment occurs during the month of October, and benefits are active for the following calendar year.

Supplemental Insurance Plans

South Piedmont offers a variety of optional supplemental insurance plans available through payroll deduction, pre-tax where applicable, to meet the needs of our diverse workforce. Plans are available for short term disability, long term disability, accident coverage, cancer coverage, hospital indemnity, life insurance, etc.

North Carolina Teachers and State Employees’ Retirement System

All full-time employees are members of the North Carolina Teachers and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS). Employees contribute 6% of compensation to the retirement system, which is matched by the state at 18.86% (2018-19 rate; subject to change each fiscal year).

Employees may view their retirement accounts and make changes to beneficiaries as follows:

  1. Visit myncretirement.com
  2. Click on the Orbit icon on the right-hand side
  3. Follow on-screen instructions for login

After completing 5 years of service with the state, employees are considered vested under the TSERS and are eligible to receive a monthly retirement benefit at the time of retirement.

Supplemental Retirement Plans

The following supplemental retirement plans are available through payroll deduction and are pre-tax where applicable:

Prudential Retirement

  • 401(k)
  • 457
  • 403b
  • Roth

For questions or information related to benefits, contact Melissa Senko, Benefits/Wellness Coordinator – 704-272-5334.

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