below includes important information regarding the High Deductible
Health Plan and Affordable Care Act related materials.
HDHP (High Deductible Health Plan)
HBR HDHP Billing Demonstration Webinar Presentation (12.1.14)
HDHP HBR Training Webinar Presentation (9.16.14)
Health Plan has created a Reference Guide to provide additional guidance
to assist employing units in navigating through the HDHP eligibility
requirements. This guide can be used as a reference tool; however, you
will need to seek guidance regarding your specific needs with your
employing unit's legal counsel.
A Reference Guide for non-BEACON Employing Units to the Pay or Play Rules under the Affordable Care Act
Retiree Termination Process
Effective January 1, 2016, employing units had to make the decision to offer the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) or the benefits traditionally offered to active employees (Traditional 70/30 Plan, Enhanced 80/20 Plan, and the Consumer-Directed Health Plan) to a rehired retiree that meets the eligibility requirements of a non-permanent full-time employee. While the rehired retiree is not required to enroll in a plan, the retiree is no longer eligible for the State Health Plan retiree group coverage under the Retirement System as required by NC General Statute 135-48.41(j). Therefore, the Plan will terminate the retiree from the State Health Plan retiree group coverage under the Retirement System.
To document the offer, you must update the Enrollment and Billing portal with the retiree's information and notify the Plan.
notify the Plan, HBRs will need to complete the Retiree Termination of
Coverage Form and
submit it to HBRInquiries@nctreasurer.com.
Once the form is received, the Plan will terminate the retiree’s coverage under the Retirement System and notify the HBR. The rehired retiree has 30 days to elect coverage once he/she becomes eligible under the employing unit.
HBR High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Frequently Asked Questions
2017 HDHP Benefits Booklet
- If you are offering the HDHP, you will need to add the rehired retiree to the Enrollment and Portal managed by iTEDIUM (formerly COBRAGuard). Information regarding the HDHP can be found here. If you need assistance adding the rehired retiree, please reach out to the HBR Support Line at 855-552-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are offering the Traditional 70/30 Plan, Enhanced 80/20 Plan, and the Consumer-Directed Health Plan, you will need to add the rehired retiree to the eEnroll system as a new employee or rehired employee. If you need assistance adding the rehired retiree, please call the HBR Support Line at 800-422-5249, create a case via One Place 365 https://oneplace.benefitfocus.com, or reach out to your Account Manager, if you have one assigned.
Other Affordable Care Act Information
Affordable Care Act-Related HBR Alerts