Benefits

  • LINK TO GCS REQUEST FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE FORM:

    Request for Leave of Absence Form

     

    LINK TO REQUEST FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

    Request for Reasonable Accommodation

     

    LINK TO REQUEST FOR VERIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT FORM:

    Request for Verification of Employment

     

    LINKS TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FMLA FORMS:

    (Form WH-380-E): 

    Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition

     

    (Form WH-380-F): 

    Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition

     

    LINK TO GCS APPLICATION FOR VOLUNTARY SHARED LEAVE:

     GCS Application for Voluntary Shared Leave

     

    LINK TO GCS APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO DONATE VOLUNTARY SHARED LEAVE:

     GCS Authorization to Donate Voluntary Shared Leave

     

    LINK TO WATCH VIDEO ON HOW TO REGISTER ON ORBIT:

    Registering on Orbits Video

     

    LINK TO WATCH VIDEO ON HOW TO DESIGNATE YOUR BENEFICIARY(IES):

    Beneficiary Designation Video

     

    LINK TO POWERPOINT INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ENROLL IN BENEFITS:

    Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Enroll in Your Benefits

     

    Employee Tobacco Users Can Get a Head Start on Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2024:  Employee SHP members who are tobacco users and want to earn the monthly premium credit for 2024 don’t have to wait until Open Enrollment this fall and can take action now to save money throughout 2024!

    Starting July 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023, tobacco users can attend a tobacco cessation counseling session at the Primary Care Provider’s (PCP) office for FREE to earn a lower premium for 2024. (Note: If the tobacco cessation visit is combined with another service, there may be a copay.) This convenient employee SHP member option means there’s no need to wait for Open Enrollment in October to secure the monthly premium credit for 2024.

    How it works:

    • After a visit with the PCP for the tobacco cessation session, the provider will submit a claim on behalf of the employee SHP member. To ensure credit is received for the visit, employee SHP members can upload the office visit summary to the “Document Center” located in eBenefits, the State Health Plan’s enrollment system.  Make sure to request a copy of their summary during their visit.
    • This action is ONLY for tobacco users who want to reduce their monthly premium by $60 per month in 2024. If an employee SHP member is NOT a tobacco user, simply attest to that online during Open Enrollment, October 9-27, 2023.
    • During Open Enrollment, the Tobacco Attestation MUST be completed during the online enrollment process. This step is critical to ensure an employee SHP member receives the lower premium for 2024.

     

    2024 Plan Year State Health Plan Information:

    New Hires Must Enroll Within 30 Days of Hire for 2024

    Click the following link for important 2024 new plan information: 2024 Benefit Information which includes the Clear Pricing Project Provider Copay Comparison Chart

    Step by Step Enrollment Instructions for the State Health Plan Year 2024:  2024 - How to Enroll Online with State Health Plan

    Link to 2024 Rate Comparisons:  70/30 vs 80/20 Plans Rate Comparison 2024

    LINK TO OPEN, VIEW AND DOWNLOAD PDF FLEX BENEFITS 2023 PLAN YEAR BOOKLET:  FLEX BENEFITS 2024 PLAN YEAR BOOKLET    

    Link to Clear Pricing Project: State Health Plan Clear Pricing Project

     

    2023 Plan Year State Health Plan Information

    Link to 2023 State Health Plan Comparison for Active and Non-Medicare Subscribers:  2023 SHP Base PPO Plan 70/30 and 80/20 Enhanced PPO Plan Comparison

    Link to Summary of Preventive Care Services:  SHP Preventive Care Cost Savings Summary

    Clear Pricing Project Providers Need to Take Action for 2025

    (Base PPO (70/30) & Enhanced PPO (80/20) Plan Members)

    The Clear Pricing Project (CPP) will still be offered in 2025 when the State Health Plan transitions from Blue Cross NC to Aetna as the new third-party administrator (TPA) effective January 1, 2025.

    As a reminder, the transition to Aetna applies to members in the Base PPO Plan (70/30), the Enhanced PPO Plan (80/20), and the High Deductible Health Plan. This change does not impact members enrolled in the Humana Medicare Advantage plans. 

    CPP Providers will need to take action if they want to continue being a CPP Provider in 2025. Members are encouraged to talk with your CPP Providers regarding their plans for 2025. Providers need to re-sign up with Aetna by May 31, 2024, if they want to be a CPP Provider in 2025.

    If CPP Providers choose not to re-sign up, members will not receive the lower copays in 2025 for those specific providers.

    For more details, see the Plan’s TPA transition page.

     

    NC STATE HEALTH PLAN | CORONAVIRUS UPDATES:

    State Health Plan Program:

    The State Health Plan put multiple temporary benefit provisions in place to assist Plan members during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The federal government announced that the COVID-19 public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023.  Here's what it means to employees regarding coverage as it relates to COVID-19:

    • The Plan will continue to cover both the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine administration at 100% when employees receive the vaccine at an in-network provider as part of the Plan’s preventive care benefits. If employees receive any other service during the visit, the visit may be subject to a copay. This is true for all other vaccines the Plan covers.
    • The Plan will cover COVID-19 tests that are administered by a provider. If members receive any other service during the visit, the visit may be subject to a copay.
    • The Plan will no longer cover the cost of over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests. Members will be responsible for the cost.
    • The State Health Plan will no longer cover the cost of COVID testing as it relates to return to work. This means if you have to test negative before returning to work or if a place of employment requires regular testing.

    The Plan continues to cover telehealth. Members should always ask their provider if they offer telehealth services. The Plan implemented a new telehealth policy effective January 1, 2023. Below are the services that will no longer be covered at the same copay as in-person care (if a person receives these services via a telehealth appointment). The services below will continue to be covered, but members will have to pay the appropriate copay.

    • Dialysis services
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy evaluations
    • COVID testing services
    • Emergency Department Evaluation and Management Services
    • Hospitalization Evaluation and Management Services
    • Extended Office Visits
    • New Patient Preventative/Annual Wellness Exams

    Please call Customer Service at 888-234-2416 if you have any questions about your telehealth benefits.

    Through Dec. 31, 2022, the State Health Plan has spent nearly $445.5 million on efforts to fight COVID, including tests, vaccines and treatment 

     

Contact Us

  • Meet the team!

    Michael LaClair
    Director, Benefits
    (336) 370-8348
    laclaim@gcsnc.com

    Donna Burnett
    HR Benefits Coordinator - Disability
    (336) 370-8166
    burnetd2@gcsnc.com

    Precious Batts
    HR Benefits Coordinator - Workers Comp/Workplace Injuries  
    (
    336) 370-8304
    battsp@gcsnc.com 

    Shannon Hart
    HR Benefits Coordinator - Retirement / Health and Flex Benefits
    (336) 370-8007
    harts2@gcsnc.com

    Jill Newman
    HR Benefits Coordinator- ACA and Leave of Absence
    (336) 370-8352
    newmanj@gcsnc.com

    Erin Taylor
    HR Benefits Coordinator - Retirement
    (336) 370-2316
    taylore2@gcsnc.com

     

    Phone 
    (336) 370-8348
    Fax
    (336) 370-8924

     

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