Open Enrollment 2018


The open enrollment period for your 2018 benefits will be from February 15, 2018, through March 6, 2018. Please turn in all forms to Human Resources by 4:00 pm on March 9, 2018. You must attend one of the presentations.

The Open Enrollment Presentation dates are as follows:

  • February 15, 2018, Greeneville Campus, Chalmers @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

  • February 20, 2018, Knoxville Campus, Room 107 @ 4:00 pm

  • February 22, 2018, Greeneville Campus, Chalmers @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

  • March 06, 2018, Greeneville Campus, Chalmers @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

Changes and Enhancements for 2018:
  1. We are changing the plan year on all benefits. This year will be a short year beginning April 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018. Our next open enrollment date will be for benefits beginning January 1, 2019.
  2. Your Medical Coverage will remain with BlueCross BlueShield of TN with no increase in premiums. You will continue to have a choice between three plans effective April 1, 2018, the Core Plan, the Buy-Up Plan and a High Deductible Health Plan. All three plans utilize Network S. Please note that UT Medical Center and affiliated physicians are NO longer participating in Network S.
  3. Beginning April 1, 2018, Domestic Partners will no longer be eligible to participate in the plan.
  4. Your Dental Coverage will remain with Guardian, however, there will be an increase of 10% on the premiums.
  5. The minimum contribution to the Flex Spending account has been lowered to $200.00, and the maximum contribution this year (2018) will be $1,950.00.
  6. Beginning January 1, 2019, Tusculum will become a Tobacco Free campus. The college will provide a Tobacco Cessation Program through BlueCross BlueShield of TN to include:
    • Unlimited inbound calling or secure messaging,
    • An individual action plan,
    • Free eight-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy if indicated in your individual action plan (over the counter patch or gum),
    • Education, guidance and support along the way, and Real time health stats.
    • Please refer to you benefit guide for additional information.
  7. Beginning January 1, 2019 Tusculum will offer discounted premiums to employees who do not use tobacco products.

OPEN ENROLLMENT POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

Please remember that submitting incomplete forms causes processing delays. Please make sure that all forms are filled out completely and signed to ensure a smooth, automated enrollment process.

You may email the forms to : tcbenefits@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College Benefit Guide

  1. Tusculum Benefit Guide 2018

Tusculum College Benefit Election Form

  1. All full-time employees must fill out and sign this form.
    1. 2018 Benefit Election (click to open)

Please remember 

  • If your spouse has coverage available to them through his or her employer, they will be considered ineligible under the Tusculum medical plan
  • You must fill out the form below each year at open enrollment

**Note: This change does not apply to Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life Insurance, Flex Spending, or AFLAC.

 **Please click on the form name to open the form(s) below.

Anyone using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome can edit the HR forms with no problems.  If someone is using Firefox they will need to save (download) the form first and then edit it. 

MEDICAL SECTION

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee – Group #120156
Website Address: https://www.bcbst.com

Medical Information 

Medical Forms

  1. Medical Enrollment form
  2. Medical Termination form
  3. Medical Add_Change form
  4. GO-01-Certification of Dependency

TELADOC SECTION

Teladoc Information

Teladoc Forms

  1. Tusculum Teladoc Enrollment Form without Medical

DENTAL SECTION

Guardian 
Group #00498351
Website Address: https://www.guardianlife.com/

Information

VISION SECTION

Guardian
Group #00498351
Website Address: https://www.guardiananytime.com/

Information

  • Vision Benefit Summary
  • Vision Premiums 2018
  • To find an in-network provider or surgery center, call customer service or go to www.guardiananytime.com and click on “Find a Provider,” select the Davis Vision plan, enter all desired information and click search.

 LIFE INSURANCE SECTION

Guardian Life Insurance

Group #00498351
Website Address: https://www.guardiananytime.com/

Information

Forms – Life Insurance forms cannot be signed electronically

  1. Guardian Multiple Enrollment form 2018 (Basic Life, LTD, Voluntary Life,  Dental, Vision)
  2. Guardian Evidence of Insurability (EOI) The EOI  is required if you are electing or increasing coverage.
  3. Beneficiary Change Form GG17A

FLEX SPENDING SECTION

The FSA Election Agreement must be filled out each year in order to continue your FSA deduction.

Benefits Assist, Inc.

Create and Access your Account

Information

Forms

  1. 2018 – Section 125 – Election Agreement The FSA Election Agreement must be filled out each year in order to continue your FSA deduction.
  2. 2018 – Section 125 – FSA Employee Change Form – Tusculum College If you have any changes, such as marriage/divorce, birth/adoption, death, change of address, etc.
  3. 2018 – Section 125 – Claim – Tusculum College

AFLAC VOLUNTARY PRODUCTS SECTION

Information

Forms

  1. Available through Nathan Thorpe

Representative Contact Information
Nathan Thorpe
Phone: (865) 919-2344
Fax: (865) 694-0176
Email: natethorpe@att.net

RETIREMENT SECTION

TIAA

Plan #337038-TIAA  DC Plan

  1. At this time, you may only change the contribution percentage to your TIAA Defined Contribution Retirement Account. Eligible enrollments can only be made during the months of January and July.

Plan #337039-TIAA Supplemental TDA Plan

  1. To enroll online please click on the link below-
    1. www.tiaa.org/myretirementplan
    2. Tusculum College Enrollment Guide 337039 TDA Plan
    3. Use Plan ID 337039

Information

Forms

  1. If you wish to change the percentage, please use the Salary Reduction Agreement Form for this change.
    1. Salary Reduction Agreement

Representative Contact Information

John Reeder, CFP®
Financial Consultant

800 S. Gay Street, Suite 700
Knoxville, TN 37929-9703
Phone: (865) 766-4025
Email: jreeder@tiaa.org

Millennium Advisory Services

Information

Representative Contact Information

Steven Fenner
Investment Advisor Representative

5340 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: (804) 346-1040
Toll Free: (877) 435-2489
Email: sfenner@mcmva.com