Annual Enrollment Transfer Period (AETP)

October 2 - 13, 2017

All Enrollments and Changes Effective January 1, 2018

Partners For Health

BENEFITS FAIR - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the NRC building "H"

Health Care, Life Insurance & Retirement Vendors will be Available to Answer Questions and Handout Give-Aways! 


What's New for 2018!

  1.  You may request your User Name/Password and have your password reset by visiting the Edison website (look for the '1st Time Login/Password Reset' box).  Watch the video on how to navigate Edison.   Once you enroll/make changes, be sure to receive a confirmation email.
  2. Watch these short videos on the new plans!  Please note that the Long Term Disability plan on the video is NOT applicable to Higher Education.
  3. No more Partnership Promise requirements!  Instead, there will be cash rewards for participating in the voluntary wellness program!
  4. There will be a new vision vendor!  If you make no changes, you will automatically be transferred over to Davis Vision!   Their premiums are slightly lower, too!
  5. The State of Tennessee is offering Short Term Disability through MetLife!   Review the Coverage Options as well as the Premiums!
  6. Prudential Long Term Disability will end on December 31, 2017 and Lincoln Financial will be the new vendor.  If you make no changes, you will automatically be enrolled.  If you didn't enroll when you were first hired, now is your chance! 
  7. Long Term Care through MedAmerica will end on December 31, 2017.  It will not be replaced with another product. 


Enrollment is Completely Online!

1.  Visit the Edison website and review the '1st Time Login/Password Reset' box (bottom left corner).  Watch the instructional video Make sure you receive an email confirmation of any changes/elections you make to your plan(s). 

2.  The Decision Guide will help you make your selections and determine premiums.

3.  If you are adding spouse and/or children, please review the required documents you must upload for verification.

4.  View short animated videos for the 2018 plan year.  Please keep in mind the Long Term Disability on the State's site is NOT applicable to Higher Education. The Higher Education LTD plan will be offered through Lincoln Financial

5.  You will need your Edison ID number.  It is the number on your CVS Caremark card.  Visit the Edison website and review the '1st Time Login/Password Reset' box (bottom left corner).  Watch the instructional video   You may also call 615-963-7558 if you need your Edison ID number, but we cannot provide your User Name or reset your Password.

6.  You must re-enroll online with Payflex if you want flexible spending or dependent care for 2018.  Make sure you receive a confirmation email.  There is no paper enrollment.

  Need Help Enrolling, Navigating the Website, Need Your User Name/Password or need your Password Reset?  Do you have other plan-related questions?

 MN Life Optional Term Life Insurance

To enroll yourself, your spouse and/or child(ren), or to make changes to your current optional term life insurance log onto  Securi an (Minnesota Life)  

  • Your ID - TN+your Edison ID number (found on your CVS Caremark Card.  Call ext. 7558 or 615-963-7558 if you need your Edison ID number)
  • Your Password - If you have never logged in, your password is your eight-digit date of birth (MMDDYYYY) followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

You may also contact  Securian ( Minnesota Life ) directly at 866-881-0631 for further assistance.

  Payflex Flexible Spending, Limited Flexible Spending, Dependent Care 

INSTRUCTIONS for logging into PayFlex

  • You cannot have a flexible spending account AND be enrolled in the CDHP.
  • If you are enrolled in the CDHP, you may only enroll in the LIMITED flexible spending.
  • Dependent Care is primarily for children--definitely NOT your spouse.
  • Visit Payflex
  • Register for an account as a new user (your old User Name may not work)
  • Enter your SS# without dashes as the member number
  • Enter your home zip code, not the work zip code (if you've recently moved, you may need to use your old zip code)
  • You will have to enter this information twice--the second time it will require the Employer ID
  • Enter the Employer ID 141038 even though it says optional 
  • Make a note of the User Name and Password you select; this is how you will manage the account throughout the year
  • If you enroll in the Health Savings Account (after enrolling in the CDHP/HSA you may only enroll in the Limited Flexible Spending account.  
  • Make sure you receive a confirmation email.

Non-Faculty Sick Leave Bank

To enroll in the Non-Faculty Sick Leave Bank ,  please  complete the application  and forward it to Sheila Riley.  If you have specific questions, please review the policy or contact Sheila Riley at ext. 4995 (615-963-4995) or   

  Frequently Asked Questions