The North Carolina Orbit site allows users to access retirement benefit accounts and research available benefits. Users with valid Orbit accounts can log in to view their statements, current benefits and personal information, and can also use the system to make changes to their personal data and submit forms related to their benefits and payments. New users must create an account to view and edit information. Visitors to the site can research retirement benefits and download necessary forms.
The Orbit site also has financial planning tools, such as benefits calculators, 401(k) transfer benefit estimator tools, and a service purchase estimator link. Additionally, the site provides an educational link that helps benefit recipients manage their accounts and understand their benefits.
The site also includes a Forms tab on the menu bar at the top that provides downloadable forms divided into searchable categories such as beneficiary designation, account maintenance, credit purchasing and retirement planning. Other form groups include employer forms, fire and rescue forms, disability application forms, and retirement application forms. Clicking on any one of these categories reveals links to PDF versions of the forms for free download.
The educational section covers topics such as tax questions, changing beneficiaries, address changes and refunds. It also includes information regarding health plan coverage and state law changes.