health insurance News

Enroll or Re-Enroll in the Flexible Benefits Plan

October 31 is the deadline to enroll in the flexible benefits plan for 2017. Open enrollment began October 3. This program requires employees to sign up for the benefit each year, regardless of whether they are currently enrolled. The process is separate from the open enrollment for medical, dental, and vision insurance. Flexible benefits allow employees

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Open Enrollment Period Under Way until October 14

Open enrollment for benefits began Monday and will remain open through Friday, October 14. During this period, UT faculty and staff have the opportunity to sign up for or make changes to their health, dental, vision, basic and term life, long-term care, and optional special accident insurance and their flexible spending accounts. Decisions made during this

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Complete Your Online Well-Being Assessment by March 15


Employees and covered spouses currently enrolled in the Partnership PPO or Wellness HealthSavings CDHP health insurance plans must complete an online Healthways Well-Being Assessment by March 15 as part of the 2016 Partnership Promise.

In the News: Study Says Insure Tennessee Could Bring $1.14B to State

Commercial Appeal

A study from UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research says Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan, which would expand Medicaid in Tennessee, would bring more than a billion dollars of new spending to the state. “The immediate purpose of Insure Tennessee is to provide health insurance to Tennesseans,” the study says. “At the same time, the injection of additional federal dollars will yield significant spillover benefits to the state economy.”

Don’t Forget: Open Enrollment Ends November 1


There are just eight days left in the state’s annual enrollment period for health, dental, vision, basic and term life, long-term care, optional special accident insurance, and flexible benefits. The open enrollment period for all state employees will close on Saturday, November 1.

Appeal Process for Employees Enrolled in Partnership PPO Health Plan

If you are currently enrolled in the state of Tennessee’s Partnership PPO health insurance plan and received a letter explaining you will be transferred to the Standard PPO plan for 2015—but feel you were notified in error—you are encouraged to file an appeal by August 31. According to the state, some letters were sent by mistake, and correction letters will be mailed soon.

How to Navigate the Partnership Promise

As the deadline for insurance enrollment draws near, UT employees should familiarize themselves with Partnership Promise requirements for 2014. Eligible university employees must enroll or make changes to their state insurance benefits by Friday, November 1. The Partnership PPO and Standard PPO are the state’s two health insurance plans.