Annual Enrollment for 2024

Sunday, October 1 – Friday, October 13, 2023
All coverage changes begin on January 1, 2024




Open Enrollment Review/Print the Annual Enrollment Newsletter (plans/premiums), and the Annual Enrollment Instructions


  • Log into MyTSU using your regular TSU credentials (what you use to log into the computer)
  • Under 'STAFF APPLICATIONS', scroll to the bottom and click on 'ANNUAL ENROLLMENT'
  • You should see a blue & red banner that reads ' edison '. click 'ACCEPT'.  (If you get a strange message, close the browser/browser tab and try again.  If you still don't see the next steps below in Edison, call the Edison Help Desk at 866-376-0104.  If you need your Edison ID#, it may be found on your CVS Caremark (pharmacy) card or by call Towana Polk at ext 5286.
  • Click on 'SELF SERVICE; Click on 'EMPLOYEE WORK CENTER'; Under 'My Benefits' click on 'BENEFITS ENROLLMENT'; you should see an option for 'ANNUAL ENROLLMENT'
  • Be sure to verify/update your beneficiary(ies); beneficiary(ies) should be age 18+.
    • Click on 'SELF SERVICE; Click on 'EMPLOYEE WORK CENTER'; Under 'My Benefits' click on 'LIFE INSURANCE BENEFICIARIES'.  

Once you have completed your enrollment/changes, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address on record with Edison.  Check your SPAM and check your personal email if you used that email address when you initially enrolled.  If you are unsure which email address is on file with Edison, call Benefits Administration at 615-741-3590.  


Need Assistance?

There are no remaining in-person assistance sessions.  

For assistance obtaining your Edison ID#, contact Towana Polk at ext 5286

For assistance logging into Optum Bank, scroll down to Optum Bank.  You must log into Optum Bank using the Higher Education access

For assistance logging into Securian Financial, scroll down to Securian Financial.  If you need to fax a form to Securian Financial use 651-665-4827 and use this Fax Cover Sheet.  Make sure you keep your fax confirmation.


What Happens If You Miss Open Enrollment

NOTE :  If you miss the enrollment period and you wish to enroll/make changes, you will have to file an appeal with Benefits Administration citing a valid reason why you missed Annual Enrollment.  All appeals must be filed by 4:30pm CST December 1, 2023.  



Optum FSA



The Flexible Spending / Dependent Care Spending / Health Savings Account (HSA) vendor is Optum Bank .  Call 866-600-4984 if you have questions or need assistance.

1. You may carryover up to $500 into plan year 2024.  Any balance above $500 as of 12/31/2023 will be forfeited.

2.   Enrollment Info - Visit Optum Bank to enroll for plan year 2024 and click HERE for additional instructions.  You must save or print the confirmation page--no email will be sent.  

NOTE :  You will need to create a User Name / Password just for the Annual Enrollment site.  You may use the same credentials you currently use for Optum Bank if you like.  



MN Life

*  Your spouse and/or child(ren) will lose the $3,000 in Basic Term Life Insurance coverage on 12/31/2023 unless you act!  Visit Securian Financial (MN Life) to get started.

  1.  Click HERE to read about your life insurance options including additional Voluntary Term Life Insurance options for you and your family. 
    • Spouses losing the $3,000 of coverage can choose to enroll in $5,000 in coverage without answering medical questions.  The alternative option is to convert the $3,000 coverage into a whole life policy.  You cannot do both, though.
    • The $3,000 in lost coverage for a child may be converted to an individual life policy instead of adding a child term life rider or if the child term life rider is already at the maximum coverage of $10,000.
  2. The state of TN will pay 100% of the Employee Only Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance premium.  
  3. Click HERE to start the enrollment process.  You will need your Edison ID# for this part.  It may be found on your CVS Caremark (pharmacy) card, or you may call Towana Polk at 615-963-5286.  




 Sick Banks

*  Start Here to Enroll in the Faculty or Staff Sick Banks  *



Sick Banks

* TSU Credit Union *



*  Start Here to Enroll in the 401k, 401k ROTH, and 457  *

You may enroll in the 401k, 401k ROTH, or 457 at anytime.  If you're not enrolled, the State of Tennessee is matching up to $100 each month for most employees!  Visit Empower Retirement , click on the GREEN Register button to begin.  You can also manage the account online.  Call 800-922-7772 Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm if you need assistance or have questions about the funds.




Create an online profile, if you haven't already, and verify/update your beneficiary(ies)