2018 Annual Benefits Enrollment

Annual Enrollment is September 30-October 31, 2017

Annual Enrollment is your opportunity to review your benefit elections and make changes for the upcoming 2018 plan year. All members of the State Health Plan must take action during Annual Enrollment in order to reduce monthly premiums. State Health Plan and NCFlex changes are made through the state’s online enrollment system or by calling the enrollment center at 855-859-0966. Changes to other benefits such as Met Life Insurance, Hyatt Legal, Long Term Disability Plans, Supplemental Savings Plans are all completed via paper forms.

If the MyPack Portal is down due to scheduled maintenance, you can access the online enrollment site by going to: go.ncsu.edu/enrollnow

State Health Plan Updates

Plan Details

  • All State Health Plan members will be defaulted to the 70/30 plan for 2018.  Employees must log into the benefits enrollment portal via MyPack if they wish to complete the tobacco attestation and/or elect the 80/20 plan
  • Only the 70/30 and 80/20 plans will be available in 2018
  • The Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) will no longer be available after December 31, 2017 
    • Like all plan members, those enrolled in the CDHP will be defaulted into the 70/30 plan for 2018, and must take action if they wish to complete the tobacco attestation and/or elect the 80/20 plan
    • Members of the CDHP should use Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) funds by December 31, 2017
  • Copays and deductibles will not increase in 2018. View a Plan Comparison Chart Here


  • The 70/30 and 80/20 plans will only have the tobacco attestation wellness credit for employees
    • The Health Assesment Credit and PCP Credit have been eliminated for 2018
  • Failure to complete the tobacco attestation during the Annual Enrollment period will result in a $60/month surcharge for 2018, beginning with the December 2017 paycheck
  • Employee-only and Employee/Spouse premiums will increase in 2018, beginning with the deduction in the December 2017 paycheck
  • View 2018 Rates Here

Adding Dependents

During Annual Enrollment, employees can add or drop dependents from thier benefit plans. If you are adding dependents to your health plan, the State Health Plan requires that you submit documentation verifying your dependents’ eligibility.

NCFlex Updates

Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, etc…

  • NCFlex will introduce a NEW accident plan through VOYA. This plan pays members directly in the event of specific injuries and events resulting from a covered accident
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) have a new 2018 maximum amount of $2,600
    • Healthcare FSA will eliminate the 2 1/2 month extension in 2018, and replace the extension with a maximum $500 rollover (minimum $25)
  • NEW Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (DDFSA) will have funds available via a convenience card
    • Only funds that have been payroll deducted will be available for spending
    • Your current Healthcare FSA Card will be optimized to use for Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending
    • If you do not have an Healthcare FSA Card, NC Flex will send you a convenience card to use for DDFSA
  • NEW Lower rates on the High-Option Dental plan for 2018
  • NEW Vision Provider for 2018, EyeMed

If you need to make changes to your NCFlex benefits (dental, vision, flex spending, etc.) or enroll/re-enroll in flexible spending accounts, you will need take action through the online enrollment portal during this Annual Enrollment period through October 31, 2017. Remember that you must re-enroll in the flexible spending accounts if you want these for 2018. Click here to see the NCFlex 2018 Plan Booklet.

NC State Benefit Plans

For NC State’s benefits plans (MetLife Life, Hyatt Legal and Liberty Mutual Long Term Disability), you will need to click here for a listing of all forms needed if you are enrolling or changing these benefits.

How To Enroll

To complete your State Health Plan and NCFlex enrollment, you will need to log in to the MyPack Portal and click on the following items:  For Faculty & Staff>Launch Employee Self Service>Benefits>Enroll in Benefits (on the left).

Instructions on Accessing the Enrollment Portal

If the MyPack Portal is down due to scheduled maintenance, you can access the online enrollment site by going to: go.ncsu.edu/enrollnow

To change your enrollment in NC State Benefit Plans including Met Life Insurance, Hyatt Legal Plan, Voluntary Long Term Disability, please complete the appropriate form and return it to the Benefits Office no later than October 31, 2017.

  • Send forms via email to HRSbenefits@ncsu.edu
  • Send forms via fax to 919-513-2528
  • Send forms via campus mail to Campus Box 7215

Annual Enrollment Tips

  • Review information carefully
  • Take time to plan for the upcoming year
  • Don’t wait until the last minute
  • All enrollments (online, phone, and/or paper enrollment forms) must be completed and/or received by the HR Benefits Office no later than October 31, 2017
  • For online enrollment, don’t forget to SAVE
  • Print confirmation of online enrollment or record date/time of your phone enrollment
  • State Health Plan premiums are deducted in advance, so the first premium for 2018 is deducted on the December 2017 paycheck
  • Review your January 2018 paycheck for all other changes