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House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

TSEA June 4, 2020 Comments Off on House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

Yesterday, under the guidance of our dedicated bill sponsor Chairman Gary Hicks and bill co-sponsor Leader William Lamberth, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed HB2045, our 401(k) bill. This bill, if it were to

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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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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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Join ParTNers for Health: #4Mind4Body Lunch and Learn Sessions

Join ParTNers for Health: #4Mind4Body Lunch and Learn Sessions

TSEA March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Join ParTNers for Health: #4Mind4Body Lunch and Learn Sessions

ParTNers for Health has joined Optum, our behavioral health/EAP vendor, and ActiveHealth, our wellness program vendor, to host a series of lunch and learn sessions on a variety of topics, ranging from changing eating

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Health Insurance Premium Holiday Coming This May

Health Insurance Premium Holiday Coming This May

TSEA January 28, 2020 Comments Off on Health Insurance Premium Holiday Coming This May

The State Group Insurance Committee recently voted to give all active state and higher education employees an insurance premium holiday this May. An insurance premium holiday means that active state and higher education employees

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Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family  leave for state employees

Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family leave for state employees

TSEA January 7, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family leave for state employees

Gov. Bill Lee today signed an executive order to provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for State Employees.  According to the Tennessean’s coverage of today’s announcement, Tennessee will be the only state providing 12 weeks

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BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

TSEA December 16, 2019 Comments Off on BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

Today the state announced state employee Pay-for-Performance “rewards” for the 2018-2019 performance cycle. Employees with performance ratings of valued, advanced, or outstanding will receive a 3 percent increase in their base salary. Additionally, state

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