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Benefits and Employment Policy Manual

North Carolina ORBIT

Salary Guides (North Carolina DPI)

To view a list of benefits forms available online, click here

Benefits Providers

Health Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) http://www.shpnc.org

Supplemental Benefits: Pierce Group Company www.piercegroupbenefits.com  

Vision Insurance: Superior Vision www.superiorvision.com

Flexible and Dependent Care Spending: Interactive Medical Systems (IMS) www.IMSflex.com. To contact them by phone, call 1-800-426-8739.

Colonial Supplemental Insurances: www.coloniallife.com

Worker's Compensation

Workers' Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is required to provide Workers’ Compensation coverage?
    • Any employer who employs three or more employees.
  • What must an employee do when an injury occurs?
    • Report the injury to the employer immediately and in any event within 30 days.
  • Who provides and directs medical treatment?
    • The employer or its insurance company, subject to any Commission orders, provides and directs medical treatment.  The Commission may permit the employee to change physicians or approve a physician of employee’s selection when good grounds are shown.  However, payment by the employer or carrier is not guaranteed unless written permission to change physicians is obtained from the employer, carrier, or Commission before the treatment is rendered.
  • When can reimbursement for sick travel be collected?
    • Employees are entitled to collect for mileage for medical treatment in Workers’ Compensation cases at the rate approved by the Industrial Commission, provided they travel 20 miles or more round trip.  Special consideration will be given to employees who are totally disabled.
  • At what rate of pay are compensation payments made?
    • 66 2/3 % of the average weekly wage.
  • When will the first payment be made?
    • The first check is due on the 14th day following the injury if disability is documented as work related by a physician.  No compensation is due for the first 7 days of lost time unless the disability exceeds 21 days.
  •  How long is the employee eligible to receive weekly benefits for days away from work? 
    • Until the employee is released to return to work by a physician.
  • What is permanent partial disability?
    • Total loss or partial loss of use of a member of the body or inability to earn the same wages in any employment as earned at the time of the injury.
  • Who determines permanent partial disability?
    • The Commission, based on the impairment ratings of physicians or evidence of consideration of wage earning capacity.

NC 401K

The NC Supplemental Retirement Plans are introducing a new, shortened format for the quarterly statements.

If you participate in the NC Supplemental Retirement Plans (the NC 401(k) Plan and the NC Deferred Compensation Plan), you'll soon have a more clear and concise way to understand how your account is doing.

The new summary statement will give you:

  • An overview of your retirement plan account, including balance, change in value, contributions, and outstanding load balances

  • Individual asset allocation and performance, highlighted by a graphic display of your account

  • A breakdown of investments, including specific additions, deductions and changes in value

  • Non-investment related fees that may have been deducted from your account, as well as recent account adjustments

  • Recent news and plan messages

  • Important legal information

The statement was designed based on extensive feedback from retirement plan members.  Plus, at just one page, the new summary statement is better for the environment.

Learn More

For more information about the summary statement, click here.

Members have an option

You will always be able to access your full account detail online at www.NCPlans.prudential.com by clicking on "Go to member site" and following the prompts to log on to your personal account(s).

 

You also have the option to continue to receive the longer, detailed statement if you wish.  Simply log into your account, click View Details, and then select Online Statements.  You can also call 1-866-NCPlans (1-866-627-5267) to make this election.

Retirement

Please be advised the following vendor products are the ONLY new annuities permitted as employee payroll deductions for annuity accounts.  Please do not contact Human Resources or Finance about signing up for these annuities.  You will need to contact a financial advisory or annuity representative to set up an account or to receive information on any of the products listed below.

In addition to these products, you can also sign up for the NC401k and the NC403b.

Vendors

403b Products Approved

 

 

Horace Mann Life Ins. Company

Group Fixed Annuity

Group Variable Annuity

 

Lincoln Investments

Retirement Solutions

Retirement Solutions Premier

 

 

457 Products Approved

 

 

Lincoln Investments

Retirement Solutions

Retirement Solutions Premier

 

 

Iredell-Statesville Schools utilizes TSA Consulting Group as our Third Party Administrator for our Annuity products.  

If you are making changes to an annuity that you currently have that requires approval/signature of Employer/Third Party Administrator, please complete a Transaction Routing Request Form.  This form is required.  The form and any paperwork you need approval for can be submitted to TSACG for processing via fax or email:

TSA Consulting Group, Inc.

Attn:  Participant Transaction Team

28 Ferry Road SE

Fort Walton Beach, FL  32548

Fax:  1-866-741-0645

 

Required - Please see Salary Reduction Agreement