Benefits, Employee Wellness and Work Life

UNC Asheville is committed to attracting and retaining top quality faculty and staff, and making the university a great place to work. As part of your total compensation package, we offer a wide array of benefits to help enhance you and your family’s health, well-being, and financial security.

Benefit Plans

UNC Asheville provides a variety of benefit plans to meet the needs for you and your family members. Health coverage is underwritten by the State Health Plan of North Carolina and provided by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.

The options currently available:

  1. Traditional 70/30 PPO Plan
  2. Enhanced 80/20 PPO Plan

Other pre-tax voluntary benefits available through the NCFlex Program include:

  1. Dental Vision
  2. Critical Illness
  3. Cancer
  4. Term Life
  5. Tricare Supplement
  6. Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  7. Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account
  8. Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Benefit plans run from January 1 to December 31 of the current year. Open Enrollment is held each fall to make your elections for the following year.

New to the university? Welcome to the Bulldog family! Remember, you must enroll in health insurance within 30 days of your date of hire. Review the 2023 Benefits Guide for more details. 

2024 Benefits Guide

Having a baby? Getting married? Spouse losing coverage? You have 30 days from the date of event to modify your elections.

Learn more about life events >>



As a large employer, the Affordable Care Act requires us to prepare a Form 1095-C for all individuals enrolled in our employer-sponsored self-insured medical plan. In  2020 reporting year, the distribution requirements changed; we are no longer required to mail the form to any individual who is not a full-time employee for any month of the calendar year. However, if you were enrolled in our self-insured medical plan during the 2021 calendar year, you may request that a form be sent to you by contacting UNC Asheville’s Human Resources office:

CPO 1450 One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

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