News from HR

Please remember to review your December paychecks to make sure health election deductions/HBSP were correctly applied. Additionally, there will be onsite sessions and webinars by Fidelity, Prudential, and TIAA.

State Health Plan reminder: December paychecks should have included health election deductions/Health Benefit Special Pay
Please carefully review your December paychecks, distributed Dec. 14 and Dec. 28, to make sure your health deductions and/or Health Benefit Special Pay (HBSP) have been correctly applied.

  • HBSP should be applied for UNC Medical Center employees who enrolled in the CDHP, 80/20 Plan, or the 70/30 Plan and completed the appropriate credit activities.
  • New State Health Plan policies limit the amount of time employees have to notice/challenge whether a deduction is correct. If there are legitimate problems with the health plan selections, they must be reported to Employee Benefits with back-up documentation and submitted to the State Health Plan for appeal before Jan. 27, 2017.
  • Additionally, your NCFlex deductions should be applied beginning in January 2017, so please look closely for any NCFlex deduction errors in your January paychecks. We will send reminder messages in Employee News Online in December and January.

If you have questions about the enrollment period or these deductions, please contact Employee Benefits at 984-974-1040 or

Fidelity Representative Session
Fidelity representative Isaac White will be available onsite Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Medical School Wing C (Old Motel), Room 102, for one-on-one appointments and education sessions. Please register at or call 1-800-642-7131.

As someone who helps others for a living, your own financial well-being is often the last thing on your mind. That’s why Fidelity is here to help you develop a real, relevant plan for your investments. And we can do it on your terms. Fidelity has over 67 years of investing experience, and as a leading retirement provider to higher education institutions, we’re committed to helping you meet your goals.

Prudential 401k/457 Session
NC 401(k) & 457 plan representative Christy Kelly will be available for one-on-one appointments Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Medical School Wing C, Room 102, to answer your questions and help you plan for retirement. Please email or call 919-602-8226 to schedule your appointment.

TIAA Webinars
TIAA is introducing webinars through its interactive site called the Virtual Environment. This innovative resource offers users 24/7 access to a wide range of articles, on-demand seminars, and live monthly seminars on a variety of essential financial topics. 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

  • Special Topic: Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) from noon to 1 p.m.  
  • Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for your ideal retirement from 3 to 4 p.m.  

Wednesday, Jan. 11

  • Basic estate planning from noon to 1 p.m. 
  • The Starting Line: Why and how retirement saving should begin now from 3 to 4 p.m. 

Please note: If you are unable to attend any of these online events, then you can still login to watch them at your own pace. Past Webinars stay online in the system for 30 days after the date of the live webinar occurred. 

If interested, please enroll for this live webinar at You will need to setup a login account using your email and a password. Then, you can register for this and any other live webinars TIAA offers and will get email confirmations as well. These live events will give participants real world financial tips, tactics and techniques to help start, build, and maintain your retirement savings. Space at these webinars is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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