Family Medical Leave

Effective July 1, 2019, all Knoxville-area employees, including those with the UT Institute of Agriculture, UT Institute for Public Service, UT Knoxville and UT System, must provide medical certification for family and medical leave requests regarding a serious health condition of the employee or a covered family member to ensure consistency among all UT employees … Continued

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Health Insurance

Open Enrollment From Sept. 30 through Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. CDT, all regular employees working at least 75 percent time will have the opportunity to sign up and make changes to health, dental and vision insurance as part of the state of Tennessee’s open enrollment period. Employees will also have the opportunity to make … Continued

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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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