Annual Enrollment: Things to Know in 2019

During the state of Tennessee’s open enrollment period, starting Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 12, UT faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up and make changes to health, dental and vision insurance. Employees also will have the opportunity to make changes to their term life insurance, long-term care and optional special accident programs.

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Want to Talk About It?

by Alyssa Janssen Significant life changes can cause major stress in a person’s life and make a person feel as though they are stuck, which is when Leticia Flores says is the best time to reach out for some help. Changes can come in many forms such as divorce, the death of a loved one, … Continued

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Considering Going Back to School?

Learn about UT’s Tuition Waiver Benefit If you’ve been thinking about enrolling in for-credit courses offered by UT or a TBR institution, here’s a quick explanation of your tuition waiver benefit: Regular full-time employees can: Enroll in up to 9 hours of undergraduate or graduate courses per semester at any UT campus without paying tuition fees Enroll … Continued

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New Flexible Spending Program Surprises Skeptics

Wayne Shannon was skeptical about UT’s new flexible spending account (FSA) program when it was introduced last fall but was interested enough to give it a try. “I wasn’t sure if the extra steps associated would be worth the money saved,” said Shannon, assistant director of Parking and Transit Services at UT Knoxville. “I have … Continued

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Seeing the Benefits of Vision Insurance

For as little as $3.27 a month, employees can enroll in the state’s new vision insurance program introduced last year for coverage including: Annual routine eye exam Allowances and discounts toward eyeglass frames and lenses or contact lenses Discount on Lasik/refractive surgery “As my vision has gotten weaker, the costs started going up, and I … Continued

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Make the Most of UT Benefits

Dale Willis For nearly 20 years, Dale Willis, a senior refrigeration technician at UT Martin, has used his employee benefits to help those who are less fortunate. Willis uses his annual leave and comp time to take time off from work to go on mission trips to rebuild or repair homes. He also uses this … Continued

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Make the Most of UT Benefits

Bill Talley Employee benefits are what brought Bill Talley to the University of Tennessee. Talley currently works as an analyst in the Office of Information Technology in Knoxville. Talley applied for his first job at UT in 1980 after hearing about fee waivers. Soon after getting a job as janitor, he enrolled in undergraduate school. … Continued

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Make the Most of UT Benefits

George Pharr George Pharr has utilized his employee benefits since he began working for the University of Tennessee in 1998. He was able to use development leave, a benefit offered to UT faculty. Pharr, professor and head of the Department of Material Sciences and Engineering at UT Knoxville, was already familiar with this benefit before … Continued

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Make the Most of UT Benefits

Susan Murphy As a 30-year University of Tennessee employee, Susan Murphy knows a lot about employee benefits. Murphy, who currently works for the UT Space Institute, has always felt UT provided great insurance benefits to employees. After discovering her benefits for prescribed medications had been changed, Murphy began purchasing the generic forms of the medications. … Continued

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