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Please call the Service Center within 30 days of your date of hire. The Service Center number is located at the bottom of this page.
Benefits Plan Overview
Health Insurance: BlueCross BlueShield
Dental Insurance: MetLife
Vision Insurance: Superior
Cancer Benefits: Colonial Life
Accident Benefits: Colonial Life
Medical Bridge Benefits: Colonial Life
Disability Benefits: Colonial Life
Critical Illness Benefits: Colonial Life
Group Term Life Insurance: MetLife
Life Insurance: Colonial Life
– Term Life Insurance
– Whole Life Insurance
Enrollment Period: May 17, 2021 – May 21, 2021
Effective Dates: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
– Full-time employees working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for benefits.
– New employees must enroll within 30 days of hire. Benefits begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
– The plan year for BlueCross BlueShield Health, MetLife Dental, Superior Vision, MetLife Group Term Life and Colonial Insurance products lasts from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
– Deductions for BlueCross BlueShield Health, MetLife Dental, Superior Vision, MetLife Group Term Life and Colonial Insurance products will begin June 2021.
– Please visit www.piercegroupbenefits.com/chowancountygovernment to review plan summaries and other required health plan notices.
– If signing up for any coverage on your spouse and/or children, please have their dates of birth and social security numbers available when meeting with the Benefits Representative.
– Elections made during this enrollment period CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER THE ENROLLMENT PERIOD unless there is a family status change as defined by the Internal Revenue Code. Examples of a family status change are: marriage, divorce, death of a spouse or child, birth or adoption of a child, termination or commencement of a spouse’s employment, or the transition of spouse’s employment from full-time to part-time, or vice-versa.
– Once a family status change has occurred, an employee has 30 days to notify the North Carolina Service Center at 1-888-662-7500 to request a change in elections.
– The Colonial Cancer plan and the Health Screening Rider on the Colonial Accident and Colonial Medical Bridge plan have a 30-day waiting period for new enrollees. Coverage, therefore, will not begin until July 31, 2021.
– Additionally, some policies may include a pre-existing condition clause. Please read your policy carefully for full details.
– Please be aware there are certain coverages that may be subject to federal and state tax when premium is paid by pretax deduction or employee contribution.
– An employee taking a leave of absence, other than under the Family & Medical Leave Act, may not be eligible to re-enter the Flexible Benefits Program until the next plan year. Please contact your Benefit Administrator for more information.