Human Resources

Annual Enrollment Transfer Period

Monday, October 2, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017

Changes in coverage become effective the following January 1. Participants must remain enrolled in their selected benefit options until the next year unless they lose eligibility or have a qualifying event or family status change during the year. Click here to review more information.

Important Information
2018 Decision Guide
Presentations from vendors
Charitable Giving Campaign
Sick Leave Bank

Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Application

Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account

Partnership Promise Change

In 2018, we are delighted to offer a voluntary wellness program to replace the Partnership Promise. The voluntary wellness program is not tied to any health plan. All eligible state and higher education members can participate and will be rewarded with money in their paychecks for completing certain requirements. There is more information about the program in the health benefits section. We will share additional wellness program information in late 2017 and throughout 2018.

To help you understand all of your benefits, we have posted links to NEW animated videos on our ParTNers for Health website at These short videos can help you learn about your plan options and what everything means.

What Can I Do?

What Do I Have to Do?

If you want to stay in your current health plan, you don't have to re-enroll during annual enrollment. But there are NEW benefit changes. Please review your benefits to make sure they will be the best fit for you in 2018. 

Note:  Premiums for each plan will change. The benefits and cost sharing for the health plan options (your out-of-pocket costs and what the plan pays) will not change in 2018. The state HSA funding will decrease. The Partnership PPO name will change to Premier PPO. 

CDHP/HSA: Higher Education employees are not required to update the HSA amount each year, but if you want to change your contribution, contact the VSCC Office of Human Resources.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): You must enroll or re-enroll in FSAs. Enroll on the PayFlex website (

Need Help?

The Benefits Administration service center is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (central time) at 800.253.9981 or 615.741.3590 to answer questions about eligibility and enrollment. You can also search the help desk, find articles or submit a question at

Contact the vendor's customer service center or visit their website. There is a list of contact information at the back of the 2018 Decision Guide.

Contact the Volunteer State Community College Office of Human Resources at 615.230.3592.

The ParTNers for Health website has a wealth of information on benefits at It also includes definitions of insurance terms and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Publications and forms are available on the Benefits Administration website at This includes brochures and handbooks for all benefits offered. Plan documents, summaries of benefits and coverage (SBC), and sample life insurance certificates are available.

How Do I Make Changes?

Benefits Fair

Benefits Fair is scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Great Hall of the Ramer Building from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Each vendor will have representatives available to answer questions and to provide updated benefits information.

Employee Webinars

If you would like to learn more about your 2018 benefits, employee benefits webinars are availble at the following dates and times:

Tuesdsay, October 3 — 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central time
Friday, October 6 — 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central time
Monday, October 9 — 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central time
Wednesday, October 11 — 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central time

Go to for login instructions.

Benefit Help Sessions

The Office of Human Resources will also be available to answer questions or assist with making changes in Edison. Please enroll in one of the sessions listed below. If you have questions that you would like to discuss individually, please contact our office at (615)230-3592 to schedule an appointment.