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University of Memphis to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

University of Memphis to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

TSEA January 22, 2021 Comments Off on University of Memphis to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

The University of Memphis announced this week to faculty and staff that beginning in June 2021, the University will raise the minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour.  “President Rudd and his staff

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Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

TSEA December 4, 2020 Comments Off on Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

(UPDATE: An early version of this article stated there would not be a deduction in June 2021; however, while the premium holiday is for June 2021, the deduction will not appear on your May

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Coping with pandemic anxiety

Coping with pandemic anxiety

TSEA December 2, 2020 Comments Off on Coping with pandemic anxiety

By Gayle Robb TSEA Comp & Benefits Assistant gayle.robb@tseaonline.org  This is a stressful and difficult time for state employees and the State of Tennessee as a whole. COVID-19 has brought many changes to how

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Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

TSEA June 1, 2020 Comments Off on Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

The IRS issued guidance and the Insurance Committees approved a special mid-year opportunity for certain plan members to enroll in the Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) network from June 8-19, 2020. This limited offer allows

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Cigna LocalPlus network changes

Cigna LocalPlus network changes

TSEA May 22, 2020 Comments Off on Cigna LocalPlus network changes

Effective June 1, 2020, HCA TriStar will no longer be part of Cigna’s provider network LocalPlus. Instead, LocalPlus members in Middle Tennessee will now have access to in-network hospital care at St. Thomas facilities

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Work from home date extended for AWS employees

Work from home date extended for AWS employees

TSEA May 4, 2020 Comments Off on Work from home date extended for AWS employees

A recent communication from the Department of Human Resources says the directive for employees who are able to work from home is being extended to at least Tuesday, May 26. More information is available

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Insurance Premium Holiday for Active State and Higher Ed employees coming in May

Insurance Premium Holiday for Active State and Higher Ed employees coming in May

TSEA May 4, 2020 Comments Off on Insurance Premium Holiday for Active State and Higher Ed employees coming in May

With all the stressful news lately, we wanted to remind state and higher education employees of some upcoming good news. Our Executive Director made a motion at a State Group Insurance meeting earlier this

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Finding help in a time of crisis

Finding help in a time of crisis

TSEA April 1, 2020 Comments Off on Finding help in a time of crisis

By Keisha PittmanTSEA Comp and Benefits Manager This is a stressful and difficult time for state employees and the State of Tennessee as a whole. Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 and social distancing can

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Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

TSEA March 18, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

Adjustments are being made to the budget. As of right now, TCRS and Health Insurance are funded. The Pay for Performance adjustments (for Jan. 2021) were reduced from 2.5 to 1.5 percent. The situation is

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Insurance committee waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing

Insurance committee waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing

TSEA March 18, 2020 Comments Off on Insurance committee waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing

Staff Report With concerns of COVID-19 spreading across Tennessee, many state employees are not only worried about exposure to the virus but how will testing for it be covered. State, local education, and local

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