insurance News

Baker Center to Host Discussion of Health Care Reform

“What the Health Care Reform Law Means to You,” a panel discussion on health care reform law, will be held Aug. 31 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Panelists will provide an overview of recently passed national health care reform law, outline key provisions of the reform law and review the implementation timeline.

Open Enrollment Ends Monday, Nov. 16

The annual open enrollment/transfer period for the group insurance programs for UT employees ends Monday, Nov. 16. Any changes you make in your coverage will become effective Jan. 1, 2010. Even if you aren’t enrolling or changing your coverage, this is an excellent time to review your personalized benefits statement.

Changes to Group Medical Premiums Announced

UT employees who take advantage of State of Tennessee group medical insurance coverage will notice some changes in their premiums in the coming months. At its last meeting, the State Insurance Committee approved both a six percent increase to medical premiums, as well as two medical premium holidays — two months for which no premium will be due.

Insurance Eligibility Verification Deadline for Dependents is Approaching Fast

The Benefits Administration Office of the State of Tennessee contracted with Secova, Inc., to verify the eligibility of all dependents currently participating in the state’s health and dental insurance plans. The deadline to verify the eligibility of your dependents for health and dental benefits is fast approaching. To keep benefits for your eligible dependents, please make sure you submit the information and requested documents by Friday, Sept. 4.