Benefits Annual Enrollment

Annual Enrollment for Benefits

Each year, annual enrollment is your chance to choose benefits or make changes that will be effective the following Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Annual enrollment period this year is October 1-14, 2022.

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 medical, disability, dental, vision and life insurance products you’re enrolled in now.

You are not required to enroll in health insurance. If you do not enroll, no premium dollars for health insurance will be deducted from your paycheck.


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Benefits Fair

Instead of having an onsite Employee Benefits Fair, webinars were conducted where employees can hear directly from vendors about products in which they can make a choice. Benefits Administration recorded the sessions and post them on the ParTNers YouTube page for employees to watch at their convenience.

Sick Leave Bank

Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Application

  • V:01:25 Formation & Operation of Staff Sick Leave Bank (TBR P-061): employee must have at least one year of service (12 months) and ninety (90) sick leave hours banked.
  • V:01:30 Formation and Operation of Faculty Sick Leave Banks (TBR P-060): employee must have at least one year of service (12 months) and sixty seven and one half (67.5) sick leave hours banked.

Health Savings Account

Flexible Spending Benefits

If you choose to have a FSA account, you must re-enroll in your medical FSA, Limited Purpose FSA and Dependent Care FSA each year and choose how much money you put in your account during annual enrollment

Higher Education employees enroll in flexible benefits on the Optum website at Optumbank.com/Tennessee.

Find more information at tn.gov/PartnersForHealth under Other Benefits and Flexible Benefits.

Optum Financial 866-600-4984

Long Term Disability

During annual enrollment period, all eligible employees (regular faculty and staff working 30 hours or more a week) may enroll without completing a Lincoln Financial Group Evidence of Insurability.

The main way for employees to enroll in Lincoln Financial Group’s Voluntary (Employee Paid) Long Term Disability is through the online site: https://lfg.benselect.com/tennbor. This site will not be live until Friday, October 1, 2021.

Employees must log in using the following credentials:

  • Login Name: Your Social Security Number (001112222)
  • Password: Your full year of birth (YYYY)

For assistance or additional information Contact Lincoln Financial Group at (800) 423-2765; reference ID: TENNBOR

View the LTD Summary of Benefits