News and Announcements

Same-Sex Marriage and Insurance Eligibility (07/8/2015)

As a result of the Supreme Court decision and associated change in the State of Tennessee insurance eligibility rules, the University of Tennessee can now accept and process insurance applications from same-sex married couples. This change applies to all eligible UT faculty and staff. For more information, please view the Same-Sex Marriage Information Page.


Change In Insurance Coverage Effective Date (03/17/2015)

For employees hired on or after July 1st, 2015, the rules regarding the effective date of insurance coverage will change. Coverage will begin the first day of the month following completion of one full calendar month of employment.  For example, an employee hired on March 1st will have coverage effective on April 1st.  An employee hired on March 2nd will have coverage effective May 1st.


Affordable Care Act Information (09/18/2013)

Starting January 1, 2014, individuals who do not have a health plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage may have to pay a fee. The State of Tennessee Group Health Insurance Program meets or exceeds the minimum essential coverage requirements of the law. For more information, please view the Affordable Care Act Information Page.


Insurance Continuation



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