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.
North Carolina takes care of state employees and state retirees by offering health plan coverage to members of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement Systems (TSERS). The State Health Plan offers medical and prescription drug coverage.
If you are nearing retirement, click here to learn more about the Enrollment Process for Eligible Retiring Employees
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.