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Effective February 1, 2016 the State of Tennessee Treasury Department requires all newly hired employees to make a retirement election on his/her FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT (please review TCRS vs. ORP comparison ).  Employees who do not make a binding retirement decision on the first day of employment will be automatically enrolled into the Tennessee Consolidate Retirement System (TCRS) .

  1. Your health care coverage will begin on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.
  2. You have 31 days from your date of hire (which may be different from the date in which you signed your contract) to enroll in benefits.

Benefits Enrollment Instructions

  1. Keep this window open so you may refer to these instructions .  Return to this page when you are finished with numbers 2 and 3 below.
  2. Click on ALEX .   ALEX   is the online benefits counselor.   ALEX will explain all of the health care benefits available to you and your family.  IMPORTANT:  You will NOT enroll in coverage within ALEX (it instructs you to log into Edison).  Close ALEX when you are done.
  3. Click on PETE . PETE is the online health savings account counselor.  You may enroll in the health savings account (HSA) only if you have selected the Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) .  Close PETE when you are done.
  4. Return to this page, and click NEXT PAGE below.  On the next page, you will find the  forms you will need to complete to enroll in health coverage.  
  5. You must complete these forms accepting/declining coverage.  They become part of your file.

Please complete the forms on the following page and scan/email them to or fax to 615-963-5027 Attn: Pam Trent, Benefits Manager



Please contact Pam Trent, 615-743-7433 or,if you have questions 




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