Benefits Enrollment

UNC Asheville offers medical insurance through the North Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield State Health Plan and supplemental insurance policies through the NC Flex program.

New Hire Enrollment:  New employees hired between October 1 - December 15 will need to select benefits under the current 2016 plan year tab AND under the 2017 open enrollment tab.

To enroll in benefits, click the button below:

Benefits EnrollmentYour username and password will be the same information you use to access your UNC Asheville computer/email or OnePort login.

2017 Annual Enrollment Instructions

Please Note: CVS Caremark is our new pharmacy benefit manager; you are not required to purchase your prescriptions from CVS.  You can continue to use the pharmacy of your choice.

Medical Insurance 2017 Information

  • 2017 Drug Cost Lookup and Pharmacy Locator Tools: After you click on the link you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the 2017 Drug Cost Lookup and Pharmacy Locator Tools section.  You can utilize this tool to search for drug costs based on each health plan and find pharmacies near you.

    CVS Caremark will be the new Pharmacy Benefit Manager effective January 1, 2017. Please note: If a drug will not be covered by the State Health Plan effective January 1, 2017, the following advisory will appear under Plan Notes: “Not covered: Ask your doctor about alternatives.” CVS Caremark has a customer service line available to you as well: 888-321-3124.
     
  • Find an In-Network Provider: When using an in-network provider, your out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles and coinsurance responsibility will be lower than if you use out-of-network providers. An in-network provider is one contracted with the State Health Plan to provide services to plan members for specific pre-negotiated rates. Out-of-network providers do not have these contracted rates, therefore your expenses will be higher.
     
  • Affordable Care Act Preventive Services and medications are offered at no cost to participants on the Enhanced 80/20 and CDHP 85/15 plans.
     
  • 2017 CDHP Preventive Medications: Deductibles do not apply to medications categorized as preventive by the CDHP 85/15 plan; 15% co-insurance costs apply. 

Benefits EnrollmentYour username and password will be the same information you use to access your UNC Asheville computer/email or OnePort login.

Supplemental NC Flex Benefits 2017

All NCFlex plan benefits operate on a calendar year basis, January 1 through December 31. See your 2017 NCFlex plan booklet for benefit information.

NCFlex is a program of pre-tax benefit plans available for state agency and university employees, and offers the following plans:

  • No-cost Core Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy for employees
  • No-cost Core Vision plan policy for employees
  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Critical Illness—new available for 2017 coverage $25,000
  • Dental Plan
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Group Term Life
  • Vision Care Plan

Employees who work 20 or more hours per week in a permanent, probationary, or time-limited position are eligible for the NCFlex program.

Newly hired employees must enroll within 30 days of their employment at UNC Asheville and participation begins the first day of the month following the employment start date. Employees who do not enroll in NCFlex benefits within the first 30 days of employment are eligible to enroll during annual enrollment period; however, waiting periods and evidence of insurability may apply and coverage could be denied in some cases. If you have a change in family or employment status, please contact the Benefits Representative at 828-250-2357 within 30 days of the event for information about making changes to your benefits.

Please visit the NCFlex website for details.

Benefits EnrollmentYour username and password will be the same information you use to access your UNC Asheville computer/email or OnePort login.

Medical Insurance 2016 Information

The North Carolina State Health Plan offers a choice between two Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans and a Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) with a Health Reimbursement Account.  All plans run on plan benefits operate on a calendar year basis, January 1 through December 31.

Features of the PPO plan include:

Features of the Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) include:

Supplemental NC Flex Benefits 2016

All NCFlex plan benefits operate on a calendar year basis, January 1 through December 31. See your 2016 NCFlex plan booklet for benefit information.

NCFlex is a program of pre-tax benefits plans available for State agency and university employees, and offers the following plans:

  • No-cost Core Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy for employees
  • No-cost Core Vision plan policy for employees
  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Dental Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Group Term Life
  • Vision Care Plan

Employees who work 20 or more hours per week in a permanent, probationary, or time-limited position are eligible for the NCFlex program. Newly hired employees must enroll within 30 days of their employment at UNC Asheville and participation begins the first day of the month following the employment start date.

Employees who do not enroll in NCFlex benefits within the first 30 days of employment are eligible to enroll during annual enrollment period; however, waiting periods and evidence of insurability may apply and coverage could be denied in some cases.

If you have a change in family or employment status, please contact the Benefits Representative at 828-250-2357 within 30 days of the event for information about making changes to your benefits.