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Employee Benefits

The Coastal AHEC provides the same benefits to it's employees as the New Hanover Health Network.  For a detailed description of benefits, please click here to link to the NHHN Employee Benefits web page.

Health Insurance

The medical center offers the following three health insurance plans for 2003.  For more information on these plans, check out their web sites by clicking on these links: 


Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care    1-800-437-7458

Healthcare Savings    1-800-624-8605


Family Status Changes

Once you choose your benefits for the coming year, you may not change your elections unless you have a qualifying family status change.  Family status changes include:

  • marriage, divorce, or legal separation

  • birth or adoption of a child

  • death of a spouse or dependent child

  • dependent's loss of eligibility

  • change in your spouse's employment status (hired, terminated, change from full-time to part-time or vice versa)

  • your spouse's loss of eligibility under another health care plan

  • leave of absence

Family status changes must be made within 30 days of the qualifying event.


If you have any questions about your benefit options and enrollment procedures, please contact your benefits coordinator by using the link provided below.


This page was last updated on August 1, 2003