As a new employee at NC State, you have important decisions to make about benefit plans. Eligible employees are covered by the State Health Plan, which offers three levels of health insurance coverage. Other types of plans are also available, including dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and legal assistance.

PLEASE NOTE SOME IMPORTANT DEADLINES:  You will have 30 days from your hire date to enroll in health insurance, or you must wait until the next annual open enrollment.  You will have 60 days from your hire date to enroll in one of the mandatory retirement plans.

You can begin reviewing available benefits online at  It is recommended that you attend a Benefits Orientation class (class # BEN100) where a Benefits Consultant will facilitate an overview of the available options.  You will be able to register for this class during your appointment with the Onboarding Center.  If you choose not to attend the Benefits Orientation, you will need to electronically attest at the above link that you have completed your orientation online.  You will need your employee ID# to complete the attestation and can be done any time during your first 30 days of employment.

Please check the Prior State Service website for more information about benefits and leave that may transfer to NC State from other State agencies.

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