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Health coverage for employees who are currently working in state and local government is provided by an employee's current employer.

The Retirement Systems Division coordinates with the State Health Plan for state retirees' medical healthcare plans. As a retiree in the North Carolina Retirement Systems, you may be eligible to access one or more of the health care options offered through your retirement system or one of its partners. Review the list of options below to learn more about the choices available to you. 

Optional Vision, Dental Insurance and Identity Theft Protection

Optional Vision, Dental Insurance and Identity Theft Protection

Pierce Insurance Agency Inc. offers optional supplemental vision and dental insurance and identity theft coverage to retirees. Premiums can be deducted from members’ monthly retirement benefit. Although retirees pay the full cost of these premiums, the rates are much lower than they will find elsewhere, without any hidden fees or dues. New retirees are contacted directly by Pierce Insurance with information about enrollment. Existing retirees can enroll during the annual Open Enrollment Period which usually takes place in October.

Learn more about Pierce Insurance coverage

State Health Plan Coverage for TSERS Retirees

State Health Plan Coverage for TSERS Retirees

North Carolina takes care of state employees and state retirees by offering medical healthcare plans to members of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement Systems (TSERS). The State Health Plan offers medical and prescription drug coverage.

Learn more about TSERS retiree health coverage

If you are nearing retirement, click here to learn more about the Enrollment Process for Eligible Retiring Employees

Medicare

Medicare

In addition to your State Health Plan benefits, the State Health Plan strongly recommends you enroll in Medicare Part B coverage, as well as Part A, when you become eligible as a retiree, in order to maintain your same level of coverage under the State Health Plan.

Find answers to your Medicare questions here