Enroll within 60 days upon receipt of your first retirement benefit payment.

Pierce Insurance will mail you an enrollment book that summarizes the supplemental benefits that are available to you as a retiree with the North Carolina Retirement Systems. To obtain identity theft protection, dental and vision insurance, you must complete the enrollment process within 60 days after you have received your first retirement benefit payment.

-Retirement —Your State Benefit Decision-s


1. North Carolina Retirement Systems

a. North Carolina Retirement Benefits Handbooks

b. Contact for the North Carolina Retirement System-s

i-. Email – For questions about your retirement, please send us an email that includes your name, mailing address, phone number and inquiry.  In order to locate your information, please include your Member ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number in the email.

ii. Active Employees and Benefit Recipients: 919-814-4590


3. North Carolina Retiree Health Care

  1. State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees
  2. Medicare
  3. Optional Supplemental Health
  4. Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

4. Contributory Death Benefit Questions: 919-814-4590



 Retirement – Other Helpful Information

5. The Official US Government Site for Medicare

6. Social Security Retirement Benefits

7. Pierce Insurance Agency offers individual products on direct pay. Call 800-421-3142, ext. 120 or visit www.pierceins.com/individual for a no obligation quote. Products available are:

8. Living Well in Retirement