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The State of Tennessee Group Insurance Program strives to deliver comprehensive, affordable, dependable and sustainable benefits. We recognize the importance of helping you better understand and access those benefits. That is why we encourage you to explore our ParTNers for Health website.

2018 Annual Enrollment Dates

State and Higher Education:

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017-Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Local Education, Local Government and Retirees:

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017-Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

What’s Important in 2018?

Even if you don’t make any changes, you should review your enrollment each year. The plans, networks and benefits may change and impact you.

- Premiums are changing for all plan options.
- Partnership PPO name is changing to Premier PPO – but it has the same benefits, coverage and cost-sharing (out-of-pocket costs) as the 2017 Partnership PPO.
- Current Partnership and No Partnership PPO members will be automatically moved to the Premier PPO unless they make a change. Members will receive a notice that they are enrolled in the Premier PPO.
- Vision insurance vendor will change to Davis Vision. Premiums will decrease.
- Dental insurance premiums will increase.
- State and higher education only: NEW short term and long term disability insurance will be offered to state employees. NEW short term disability insurance will be offered to higher education employees.

Go to your Decision Guide to learn about all benefits and changes.

Want to learn more about your 2018 benefits?

Visit our YouTube channel to watch a video on any of the following topics:

Insurance 101
Network VS. Plan
PPO
CDHP/HSA
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Pharmacy
Dental
Vision
Long Term Disability
Short Term Disability

Here’s your chance to learn more about your benefits!

Attend a webinar:

State and higher education employees – click here for how to attend.
Tuesday, Oct. 3 — 1-2 p.m. Central time
Friday, Oct. 6 — 1-2 p.m. Central time
Monday, Oct. 9 — 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Central time
Wednesday, Oct. 11 — 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Central time

Attend a webinar:

Local education and local government employees – click here for how to attend.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 — 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Central time
Friday, Oct. 13 — 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Central time
Monday, Oct. 16 — 1-2 p.m. Central time
Monday, Oct. 23 — 1-2 p.m. Central time
Wednesday, Oct. 25 — 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Central time

FSA: medical & limited purpose (state and higher ed employees only)  

After enrolling in a flexible spending account (FSA or L-FSA) either in Edison (state employees) or with your HR rep (higher education), PayFlex will mail you a debit card. Your full FSA and L-FSA contribution is available for use after you enroll. Please note, if you are enrolled in the dependent care FSA (DC-FSA), you may not use the debit card to pay for those expenses, and you can only spend what you have contributed to your dependent care account.

New users and higher education employees previously enrolled can login at PayFlex to register and set up their online account/profile.

Click here for more information about Flexible Benefits.

PayFlex Resources
Why Enroll in a FSA
Quick reference guide
Limited purpose FSA

If you have questions, please contact PayFlex customer service at 1-855-288-7936.

GINA Consent (specific to spouses enrolled in a Partnership Promise plan): To opt out of the WBA or biometric screening for reasons specific to GINA (disclosure of family medical history), email Healthways at partnersforhealth@healthways.com or call 888.741.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTICE: The State Group Insurance Program is prohibited from giving your protected health information to your employer or any person or entity not authorized by law. Personal health information is protected under federal and state law and is released to State Group Insurance Program business partners in order to assist members with managing their health care needs, health plan operations and as authorized by law. As required by federal law, the State Group Insurance Program has agreements with our business partners that protect personal health information. More details about the privacy of Protected Health Information under federal law are available at www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/.

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