Insurance

2014 Group Insurance Annual Enrollment/Transfer Period

The annual enrollment/transfer period for 2015 benefits is October 1 through November 1, 2014. Beginning with this enrollment period, all eligible employees and dependents can enroll in health insurance each fall. There will no longer be a monthly late applicant fee. The options you choose during the enrollment period are effective January 1, 2015, unless you lose eligibility or have a qualifying event or family status change during the year. Subject to eligibility, during this time you can:

  • Add, cancel, or transfer health insurance option and/or carrier
  • Add, cancel, or transfer dental options
  • Add, cancel, or transfer vision options
  • Increase, decrease, or add optional term life insurance
  • Enroll in optional accident coverage
  • Enroll in flexible spending

The State of Tennessee will no longer accept paper forms for health, dental, or vision enrollment or changes. For more information, view the Edison ESS instructionsexternal link icon

If you are happy with your current benefit selections, no action is required to remain enrolled in coverage. Flexible spending enrollment is required each year. If you are enrolling for the first time or are currently enrolled and choose to stay in the Partnership PPO, you (and your covered spouse) are automatically agreeing to fulfill the 2015 Partnership Promise.

For more information on the 2015 Annual Enrollment/Transfer Period, please view the links listed below.

Regular employees scheduled to work a minimum of 30 hours per week (at least 75% full time) are eligible to enroll in the health insurance plans. Enrollment is not automatic. The employee will complete the State of Tennessee Insurance enrollment forms during new hire orientation. When all applicable forms are completed, coverage will be effective on the first day of the calendar month following the hire date. Eligible state, local education and local government employees may enroll in health coverage through the state group insurance program. Available options include the Partnership PPO and the Standard PPO. There are specific guidelines regarding the time frame in which you and your eligible dependents must enroll. Please see the Eligibility and Enrollment Guide external link icon for specific information regarding eligibility and enrollment. To review a comparison of some common benefit categories for the healthcare options, please see the Insurance Comparison Charts. For specific information about benefits, refer to the appropriate Member Handbook and Provider Directory.

All enrollment forms must be submitted to the insurance office at the following address:

Human Resources Benefits Office
910 Madison Avenue, Suite 727
Memphis, TN 38163