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Legislative Update: Week ending 6-19-2020

Legislative Update: Week ending 6-19-2020

TSEA June 19, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week ending 6-19-2020

The Tennessee Legislature Thursday night passed a $39 billion state budget, which includes over $1 billion in cuts, including the elimination of FY20/21 raises for state employees. Earlier in the week, the House passed

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House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

TSEA June 17, 2020 Comments Off on House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

Today the Tennessee House passed an amended version of the state budget. The House version of the budget differs significantly from the Senate’s budget, which means the two legislative bodies must now negotiate and

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Legislative Update: Week ending 6-12-2020

Legislative Update: Week ending 6-12-2020

TSEA June 12, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week ending 6-12-2020

The Senate yesterday passed a reduced state budget, which incorporates a multitude of cuts, including eliminating raises for state and higher education employees in the coming year.  We expect the House of Representatives will

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State Revenues for May 2020

State Revenues for May 2020

TSEA June 9, 2020 Comments Off on State Revenues for May 2020

The state has announced revenues for May totaled $981.9 million, which is $197.3 million less than the budgeted monthly revenue estimate and $184.7 million less than May 2019. “May sales tax collections represent consumer

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Legislative Update: Week ending 6-5-2020

Legislative Update: Week ending 6-5-2020

TSEA June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week ending 6-5-2020

The Tennessee General Assembly was very active this week as they work toward finishing up Legislative Session. TSEA Legislation On Wednesday, under the guidance of our dedicated bill sponsor Chairman Gary Hicks and bill

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Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

TSEA June 2, 2020 Comments Off on Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group is coordinating with the Department of Health to provide free, voluntary COVID-19 testing for state employees at five (5) test sites across the state, beginning Thursday, June

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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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Legislative Update: Week ending 5-29-2020

Legislative Update: Week ending 5-29-2020

TSEA June 1, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week ending 5-29-2020

The Tennessee General Assembly returned this week from March’s recess to finish up Legislative Session. During the break, TSEA has been monitoring activity and staying in contact with the administration and legislature to advocate

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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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COVID-19: Task Force Reimagine & Operations Update

COVID-19: Task Force Reimagine & Operations Update

TSEA May 22, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19: Task Force Reimagine & Operations Update

Staff Report The TN Department of Human Resources shared with employees in an email today that Governor Lee’s Task Force Reimagine has established guidelines for all agencies to adhere to moving forward navigating through

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