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Annual Benefit Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Dates

October 15 – October 31, 2020

Annual Open Enrollment is your opportunity to review current benefits and add, drop, or make changes to your benefit coverage for 2021!

This year, CFCC will have a COMBINED OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD for both the State Health Plan healthcare and Pierce Group optional benefits.

2021 Open Enrollment Benefit Summary

State Health Plan Open Enrollment

For information on 2021 changes, plan coverage rates, plan benefit booklets, and more visit:

Reminder: Tobacco Users who want to reduce their monthly premium by $60 – the deadline to complete a tobacco cessation counseling session is Nov. 30, 2020! Print instructions for your provider.

To complete your open enrollment ONLINE:

  • Log on to eBenefits
  • Username – Your first name, the first initial of your last name and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
  • Need help resetting your login? Select Reset Your Account link or call the State Health Plan at 855-859-0966

To complete your open enrollment via PHONE:

  • Call the State Health Plan at 855-859-0966 during Open Enrollment
    M-F 8AM – 10PM and Saturdays 8AM – 5PM


Pierce Group Voluntary Benefits Open Enrollment

For information on 2021 changes, to review the electronic benefit booklet, and more visit:

NEW Nationwide Pet Insurance offered!

To complete your open enrollment ONLINE:

To Schedule a Benefit Counselor Meeting – This year all benefit counselor meetings will be VIRTUAL!! Schedule your virtual meeting with a Pierce Group Benefit Counselor if you have questions about benefit options or need assistance with your online enrollment.

Schedule a Benefit Counselor Meeting

Cape Fear Community College offers comprehensive health, wellness, and retirement benefits to full-time employees.

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Who is Eligible?

Full-time employees of CFCC become eligible for benefits on the 1st of the month following hire date if hired between the 1st and 15th of the month. If hired between the 16th and last day of the month, then benefit eligibility will be 1st of the month following 30 days.

When Elections, Waivers, and Changes Can Be Made

Due to the pre-tax status of many benefits offered, employees can only make elections, waivers, and changes during special enrollment periods which include:

  • Within 30 calendar days of hire
  • Within 30 calendar days of a qualifying life event
  • During annual open enrollment
  • No exceptions can be made outside these enrollment periods

Payroll Deduction Alert: Please be aware that State Health Plan premium payments are billed in advance. Therefore, if you choose to enroll in healthcare effective the current month, you may see a double deduction on your next paycheck. All other benefits offered through Pierce Group are billed on a month-to-month basis.

Benefit Plan Options

State Health Plan
Optional Insurance through Pierce Group


Teacher’s and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS)
Disability Income Plan of North Carolina
Optional Supplemental Retirement

Leave Programs

Sick and Vacation Leave
Family & Medical Leave Act
Workers’ Compensation

Employee Health & Wellness

Employee Orientation from McLaughin Young on Vimeo .

Wellness activities, healthy living articles/resources, nutritional counseling, available employee assistance contacts, and more are available to CFCC faculty and staff. 

To access your Employee Assistance Program and work-life services, call 800-633-3353 or visit — select “My Portal Login” — select “Work Life” — username: cfcc7312 and password: guest

Examples of services include legal and financial services, work-related issues, family conflict, grief and loss, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, alcohol or drug use.

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Disclaimer: Human Resources makes every effort to present accurate information, but since this information is provided in summary form many details have been omitted. For full details, please review the formally published materials and websites.

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