Calendar Year 2018 Wellness Program Update

The prolonged litigation affecting the State of Tennessee wellness program has ended. However, because of the time it takes to complete the contract award process and implement the contract, we will be unable to operate a wellness program in 2018. What that means for insurance members is that we will not have any wellness services in 2018. This includes the cash incentive that state and higher education members could earn for completing wellness activities. As soon as we have a target start date for the 2019 program, we will share that information. Please not that this will not affect 2018 premiums because the wellness program and the plan selection are unrelated.

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Calendar Year 2018 Open Enrollment Period

The annual enrollment period for 2018 benefits is October 2 – October 13. The options you choose during the enrollment period are effective January 1- December 31, 2018, unless you have a qualifying event or family status change during the year. The premiums are changing for all health insurance plan options. The Partnership PPO name … Continued

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Annual Enrollment Web Site and Password Resets

The annual enrollment period for 2017 benefits is October 2 – October 13. If you wish to make a change, you must use the State of Tennessee’s Edison website. The State of Tennessee is not mailing password letters and is not providing the information to the university.

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Employee Contributions for Health Savings Account

With the Health Savings CDHP insurance option, employees may set aside funds tax-free (in addition to the State contribution for Wellness participants) to pay for qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses. These funds will be deducted from your paychecks in 2016 and can be started, changed, or stopped at anytime by completing the Health Savings Account Authorization Form and returning it to the Payroll Office.

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