Benefits

Welcome to TSU's Benefits

Tennessee State University offers a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • New hires must complete and submit ALL benefits enrollment forms within 31 days of your hire date.   Please click HERE to start your New Hire Orientation.
  • If you are newly eligible for benefits, you must submit your benefits enrollment forms within 31 days of your eligibility.
  • For Special Qualifying Events (i.e. new baby, marriage/divorce, loss of coverage), you have 60 days from the date of the event to submit your benefits enrollment forms.
  • Even if you are eligible for benefits but choose not to enroll, please complete the Enrollment/Change form and select 'Refuse.'  Also, please complete the Beneficiary forms. 
  • Contact Pamela Trent, Benefits Specialist at (615) 963-7433 or ptrent@tnstate.edu if you have questions.

   2016 Health Benefits

State of TN Medical, Dental and Vision, & Pharmacy

TBR Optional Benefits
- VSP Vision
- Aflac

Life Insurance

Long Term Plans
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 Long Term Disability
- Long Term Care

Flexible Benefits
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Medical Reimbursement
- Dependent Care

Retirement Plans
- Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS)
- Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)
- 401(k) and 457 Plans

Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P)

State of TN Medical, Dental and Vision Plans

2016 Enrollment/Change Application (Employee or COBRA Participant), Dependent Eligibility  Form & Special Qualifying Event Form

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2016 Decision Guide

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State Plan Document

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ParTNership Promise - You have 120 days from the date of eligibility to complete the Well-Being Assessment

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ParTNership Promise Bio-Metric Screening Sites for the State of TN

Click on this WEB link to sign up.  You must be registered to be seen ------------------------ >>

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Medical Options Comparison

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Medical Premiums (Active Employees) see the STATE Plan Option

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Partnership PPO - Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Handbook

Standard PPO - Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Handbook

Wellness CDHP (Consumer Driven Health Plan) Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Handbook

HealthSavings CDHP (Consumer Driven Health Plan) Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Handbook

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Directory

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Partnership PPO - Cigna LocalPlus Member Handbook

Standard - Cigna LocalPlus Member Handbook

Wellness CDHP (Consumer Driven Health Plan) Cigna LocalPlus Member Handbook

HealthSavings CDHP (Consumer Driven Health Plan) Cigna LocalPlus Member Handbook

Cigna LocalPlus Provider Directory

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MetLife - PDO Dental Member Handbook

Your dentist isn't a MetLife provider?  Nominate him/her!

Cigna Prepaid (DHMO) Dental Member Handbook

Cigna Prepaid (DHMO) - Charges

Your dentist isn't a Cigna Prepaid provider?  Nominate him/Her!

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Dental Options Comparison (MedLife & Cigna Pre-Paid)

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Dental Options Premiums (MedLife & Cigna Prepaid) scroll down to Other Insurance Coverages

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EyeMed Vision Plans

EyeMed Select Providers

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CVS Caremark Handbook

CVS Caremark Info Guide - Partnership

CVS Caremark Info Guide - Standard

Wellness HealthSavings CDHP

HealthSavings CDHP

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TBR Optional Benefits

VSP Vision - Member Web Link

AFLAC - Accident, Cancer Indemnity, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, Personal Sickness

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Enrollment Web Link to VSP

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Life Insurance

Basic Life Insurance Handbook (Minnesota Life)

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Basic Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation

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Optional Special Accident Insurance Enrollment Application

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Optional Life Insurance Brochure

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Optional Term Life Insurance Application

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Optional Term Application - Evidence of Insurability (for amounts over 5x annual base salary up to 7X annual base salary)

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Optional Term Service Form (cancel, update beneficiary, change coverage)

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Legacy Planning Resources (Living Will, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, etc.)

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Beneficiary Financial Counseling

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Travel Assistance Services (Emergency Travel Assistance, Security Evacuation Service to the Nearest Safe Place, ID Theft Assistance while Traveling, Lost Luggage, etc.)

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Long Term Disability

Long Term Disability Plan Summary - Exempt

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Long Term Disability Enrollment Form - Exempt

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Long Term Disability Plan Summary - Non-exempt

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Long-Term Disability Enrollment Form - Non-exempt

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Long Term Care Programs

MedAmerica Long Term Care Insurance

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Flexible & Limited Spending / Dependent Care

Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Website (log In)

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Health Savings Account Website (log In)

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Flexible & Limited Spending / Dependent Care Enrollment Form

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Flexible & Limited Spending / Dependent Guide

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  Retirement

TCRS & ORP Comparison

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Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS)

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Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)

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TCRS Legacy Plan vs. Hybrid Plan (Employees hired on/after July 1, 2014)

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TIAA-CREF -  Andrew Hall (866) 842-2336, ANHall@tiaa.org 

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Voya - Ed Stewart 615-627-5936, ed.stewart@voyafa.com

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VALIC - Rene Houghland (615) 403-8299,  Rene.Houghland@valic.com

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401(k) and 457 - Glenda Stone (615) 244-1030, glenda.stone@empower-retirement.com

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401(k) Salary Reduction Agreement (to resume 401(k) deductions)

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Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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