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||THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
HUMAN RESOURCES PROCEDURE
Refer to the State of Tennessee Benefits Administration Eligibility and
Enrollment Guide for Higher Education Employees for current eligibility and
Group insurance information is furnished to eligible new employees at the time of in-processing. The insurance representatives are responsible for verifying that new employees have executed the necessary insurance coverage forms within the appropriate enrollment period or have waived this coverage.
Changes in the insurance program and benefits are made available to employees by the Human Resources
Office. The State of Tennessee Eligibility and Enrollment Guide for Higher
Education Employees and all supplement materials contain important information on the insurance programs.
Employees are responsible for submitting their own claims to their
insurance companies. Insurance materials and contact information may be obtained from the Human Resources
If an employee needs assistance in solving problems with the insurance company, hospitals, druggists, or doctors, the Human Resources
Office may work with the employee to help reach a solution. The state
group insurance program considers protected health information (PHI) private and
confidential. In accordance with the federal Health Insurance Portabiliy
and Accountability Act (HIPAA), policies and procedures are in place to protect
health information against unlawful use and disclosure.
Any changes in an employee's dependent status; that is, marriage, divorce, child reaching age
limit, new birth, etc., should be reported immediately to the Human Resources
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