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Orbit-RetirementEnhanced 2014 Annual Benefits Statements Are Now Available
If you’re a current North Carolina public employee with more than 12 months of service, your 2014 Annual Benefit Statement is in your personal ORBIT account and you can assess your retirement planning needs today!
As in the past, your ABS shows service in the N.C. Retirement Systems as of Dec. 31, 2014, Social Security, and contributions to the NC 401(k) and NC 457 Plans. Using that information, the statement provides a comparison of your projected monthly income to your projected monthly need.  This will help you better understand what factors contribute to your income and how you can improve your long-term savings.
Enhanced Features
The 2014 statement has been enhanced so that it calculates any outside assets (other 401(k)s, IRAs, etc.) that you have entered into the Retirement Income Calculator on the Prudential site. And, if you’re a school employee participating in the NC 403(b) Program, then these assets have also been included in this year’s calculation.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your retirement, so please take a moment to access your Annual Benefits Statement by going to From there you can link to ORBIT, log into your personal account and “View Annual Benefits Statement” to view or print your statement.
You can also go to the Annual Benefits Statement page of our website where you will find:
  • A User Guide training tutorial
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Links to resources for all ages and career stages
Still have questions about your retirement systems account? Visit to find contact information for Member Services and your supplemental contribution plans.
If you need to update your email address with the Retirement Systems, please log into ORBIT. If you need to update your email address for this mailing list, please reply to this message with the new email address.
Visit the N.C. Retirement Systems’ Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates regarding long-term financial planning, retirement readiness tips, updates on the North Carolina Pension Fund, and much more. Be sure to like our page so you see the updates as they become available.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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