Health care for retirees
Retired UNC employees can continue, up until age 65, under the State Health Plan Retiree Group at the same cost as active members. The state will continue to pay for the individual coverage under the State Health Plan. Employees will be required to pay for dependent coverage.
Medicare (Social Security)
At the age of 65, every employee should contact the local Social Security Administration (1528 South 16th Street) for information concerning Medicare coverage. For employees who continue to work, the State Health Plan remains the primary carrier. Only upon retirement at the age of 65 or older does Medicare become primary. In order to maintain the same level of coverage the retiree should enroll in Medicare parts A and B.
When approaching retirement, an individual should contact the Social Security Administration to obtain information on benefits available to a retiree.