Benefits Administration administers the state of Tennessee-sponsored insurance benefits for 290,000 state, higher education, local education and local government employees, dependents and retirees.
Our mission is to deliver comprehensive, affordable, dependable and sustainable benefits.
We want to help you better understand and access your insurance benefits!
2024 Comparison Charts
- 2024 Health Options — State and Higher Education
- 2024 Health Options — Local Education and Local Government
- 2024 Dental Options — All Members
- 2024 Vision Options — All Members
Health insurance premium information is provided for all three plans (state, local education and local government) for active employees, retirees and COBRA participants. Just select your category from the list below. Active state and higher education employees will see your premium as well as the amount the state pays for your coverage. For local education and local government, the premium amounts are the total premium before your employer contributes any money, if they do contribute. Your agency has a benefits coordinator trained to help employees in their insurance needs. This coordinator can provide you with specific premium information, including how much your employer may contribute to your premium and your employee deductions.
Local Education Plan
Local Government Plan
Local Education Plan
Local Government Plan*
*Please note, there are three different premium levels for health coverage in the local government plan. The rate is determined by a survey form completed by the new agency. For additional information, please email email@example.com.
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the state will pay one-half of dental coverage premiums (all coverage tiers) for active state and higher education employees. For those enrolled as of Jan. 1, 2024, this premium funding change will occur automatically in Edison. Local education and local government employees are eligible for coverage if your agency chooses to offer it. Local education and local government employees and retirees pay the full monthly premium. Check with your agency benefits coordinator to find out if you are eligible.
Members pay the full monthly premium.
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the state will pay 100% of the premiums for employee basic term life/basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance. This change will automatically occur in Edison.
Employees can buy voluntary AD&D insurance to give additional protection if the employee or employee’s covered dependent’s death or dismemberment is due to an accident. This is in addition to the employee basic AD&D coverage. Employees pay the full monthly premium.
Employees can buy voluntary term life insurance for themselves, their spouse and their children. Employees pay the full monthly premium.
- Employee Basic Term Life/Basic AD&D
- Employee and Dependent Voluntary Term Life
- Employee and Dependent Voluntary AD&D
Members pay the full monthly premium for short-term disability insurance coverage.
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the state will pay the full monthly premium for long-term disability insurance option 3 for active central state government and state higher education employees. Employees can choose LTD options 1, 2 or 4, but will pay the full monthly premium for these options. Employees of state offline agencies should consult with their agency benefits coordinator about premiums.