The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina organizations do not discriminate against racial, ethnic, national, religious, gender, age, disability, health status, claims experience, medical history, genetic information, evidence of insurability, sexual orientation, or the payment method. The service area includes all items and services offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is a health insurance company. The Blue Cross NC abbreviation stands for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association licenses Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina as independent licensees.

BCBS NC Benefits

Additionally, state employees receive many valuable benefits. Several important benefits options are provided, including the State Health Plan, BCBS Supplemental Benefits, NCFlex Benefits, Retirement, 401K/457 Prudential Savings Plans, Leave Benefits, EAP, and Service Awards. The Employee Insurance Committee selects BCBS Supplemental Benefits.

State Health PlansĀ 

Employees working 30 or more hours in a permanent position qualify for coverage under self-insurance and government sponsorship. Part-time permanent positions with 20-29 hours and an employee and employer share are also covered. A tobacco attestation premium credit is only applied to employee-only premiums in Enhanced 80/20 and Traditional 70/30 plans.



Retirement Benefits

Retirement benefits are available to the North Carolina Retirement System members who work at least 30 hours a week. Employees contribute a percentage of gross salary to TSERS, while employers contribute based on the General Assembly. Contributions are tax-sheltered. Members’ contributions are not credited to their accounts. A five-year vested period applies.

Service Rewards

The Service Awards Program recognizes long-term employees of the State of North Carolina. Employees are recognized for important career milestones upon granting Career Status and every five years thereafter until retirement. The value of the award increases in proportion to tenure.


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