Annual Enrollment is:
- Oct. 1-15, 2021, for State & Higher Education
- Oct. 1-29, 2021, for Local Education, Local Government & Retirees
- Your chance to choose benefits or make benefit changes that will be effective the following Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.
Attention retirees: Visit the For Retirement Annual Enrollment page customized just for you.
Important 2022 updates
Health premiums are changing for all plan members. Premium increases depend on the tier and plan you choose:
- State and higher education active employees in narrow networks – premiums will increase $2-$16 per month
- Local education active employees in narrow networks – premiums will increase $8-$88 per month
- Local government active employees in narrow networks – premiums will increase $19-$98/level 1; $22-$108/level 2; and $23-$118/level 3 per month
- State and higher education retirees in narrow networks – premiums will increase $2-$32 per month
- Local education retirees in narrow networks – premiums will increase $3-$88 per month
- Local government retirees in narrow networks – premiums will increase $10-$118 per month
All eligible plan members:
- No premium increases for vision or dental DHMO (Prepaid Provider) plans.
- Dental DPPO (Preferred Provider) monthly premiums will decrease depending on the coverage tier you choose.
State/Higher Education members: Disability premiums will be lower.
Health plan options are not changing.
- Health insurance copays, coinsurance and deductibles are staying the same for all plans. The out-of-network, out-of-pocket maximum for all plan options will increase. See health plan comparison charts for details.
- State and higher education: During annual enrollment, state employees using health savings accounts MUST choose their election amounts. All state and higher education employees MUST choose flexible spending account election amounts if they want to put money in them for 2022. Important! For 2021 into 2022, FSA and limited purpose FSA carryover rules are different. See flexible benefits webpage.
Our health insurance carriers will remain BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna for 2022. New! An additional insurance carrier network will be offered in 2022. There will be four carrier network options. See Carrier Information webpage for details.
- Narrow network options – BlueCross BlueShield Network S and Cigna LocalPlus
Narrow networks do not include all providers to keep premiums, claims costs and rate increases low
- Broad network options – BlueCross BlueShield Network P and Cigna Open Access Plus
Broad networks give you more hospital choices in Tennessee than the narrow networks but have an additional monthly cost added to your monthly premium
- Important! The Dental DPPO plan carrier will change to Delta Dental of Tennessee. If you are currently enrolled in the MetLife DPPO dental plan and do not make a change during annual enrollment, you will automatically be enrolled in the Delta Dental DPPO on Jan. 1, 2022. Go to the dental webpage for more information.
- All other insurance carriers remain the same in 2022.
Enroll or make changes in Edison
You will use Employee Self Service in Edison (www.edison.tn.gov) to add, remove or make changes to your insurance coverage. Look for the green “Benefits Annual Enrollment” button. All the insurance plans in which you are currently enrolled, or that are available to you, are listed in Edison unless otherwise noted.
- You can enroll on your computer or mobile device. Use the web browser native to its operating system.
- When using Edison ESS, if your device has Windows 10, the preferred browser for Edison is Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer 11 will work on older devices that have previous versions of Windows. Clearing your internet browser’s cache and cookies can help resolve navigation issues that can happen in Edison. To review this document, click here.
- Click here for ESS instructions for state employees.
- Click here for ESS instructions for higher education, local education and local government employees.
- For password reset help, all employees can call Edison at 866.376.0104.
Join an employee educational benefits webinar
Learn about your 2022 benefits options, changes and premiums. You can ask questions about your 2022 benefits. Click here for webinar information and to register.
Join an employee insurance carrier webinar
Insurance carriers will present their products, and you can ask questions about your insurance choices. Registration required. Webinars will be recorded and posted on the ParTNers for Health YouTube page, under the Employee Webinar playlist so you can view them later. Click here for webinar information and to register.
- Find Annual Enrollment newsletters and more on the Enrollment Materials page.
- On the Videos page, learn more about PPOs, CDHP/HSAs, dental, vision, disability, FSAs, telehealth and preventive care.
- On the homepage, click the blue Questions? button to ask our help desk a question.
- Click the green Help button at the bottom of the page to live chat during normal business hours.
- Call Benefits Administration at 800.253.9981, M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT.
- Videos can help you enroll:
- Retrieve your Edison ID
- Log in to Edison for the first time
- Reset your Edison password
- Select/enroll in benefits in Edison
Enrolling new Dependents? We need documents to prove their relationship to you. A list of required documents is found on the Enrollment Materials page.
- You can upload your documents in Edison or fax to 615.741.8196.
- Dependent documents deadline is your same Annual Enrollment deadline.
- All enrolled health plan members will get new medical, pharmacy and behavioral health ID cards in December for 2022.
- Newly enrolled or current members enrolled in the dental DPPO (Preferred Provider) for 2022 will receive new dental cards from Delta Dental in December.
- Newly enrolled members or members who change or transfer dental or vision plans will receive new ID cards.
- All newly enrolled CDHP/HSA, Local CDHP/HSA medical FSA and limited purpose FSA members will receive a new debit card from Optum Financial to use starting Jan. 1, 2022. If you have both an HSA and a L-FSA, you will use the same card for both accounts.
- Members can always request additional cards by contacting their carrier network or vendor(s) or by using a vendor’s mobile app.
If eligible, during Annual Enrollment you can:
- Choose your health insurance option
- Choose or change your health insurance carrier and network
- If eligible, enroll in or cancel health insurance for yourself or your eligible dependents
- Enroll in, cancel or transfer between dental options (if offered by your agency)
- Enroll in, cancel or transfer between vision options (if offered by your agency)
- Enroll in or cancel voluntary accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage (state plan only)
- Apply for, cancel, increase or decrease voluntary term life coverage amounts (state plan only)
- Enroll in Short Term and/or Long Term Disability Insurance (state employees only)
- Enroll in Short Term Disability Insurance (higher education employees only)
- Enroll in flexible benefits (state and higher education employees only)
Note: Networks and benefits may change and impact you. It’s a good idea to review your enrollment selections each year. If you don’t make changes, you will stay in the insurance products you are eligible for and enrolled in now (except for flexible spending accounts, if eligible, as you must enroll or update your elections each year).
You are not required to enroll in health insurance or make changes. As an active employee, if you do not enroll, no premium dollars for health insurance will be deducted from your paycheck.