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Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Period

This year's annual benefits open enrollment period is October 1 through October 15. Changes made during this period will become effective January 1, 2022. Follow this link to see the State of Tennessee's 2022 Annual Enrollment Newsletter.

The State of Tennessee's insurance system is called Edison.

**NEW** To access Edison, you may now use your UofM credentials to be transferred to Edison automatically. Just visit memphis.edu/edison and enter the same username and password you use to access the MyMemphis portal. In Edison, there are no paper enrollment forms.  

Once you have accessed Edison, a guide to making changes is available online. If you have questions regarding the use of Edison ESS, please contact the Edison Help Desk at 1.866.376.0104.

You are encouraged to login and review your current coverage to verify that your selections are accurate. Please note that for 2022, medical premiums will be increasing.

For a list of benefit plans, links, forms, and instructions on how to make changes, click on the link in the box below.

Click here for help with enrolling or making changes to your benefit plans.

Free Flu Shots

On-campus flu shots are available on campus for 2021. This is not to be confused with on-site COVID-19 vaccinations, which continue to be available along with on-site testing. 

Campus Date Time Location Apppointments
Main Campus October 5, 2021 10am-2pm UC Ballroom Register for an appointment
Lambuth Campus October 6, 2021 11am-2pm Varnell Jones Hall No appointment necessary

Information Sessions & Frequently Asked Questions

The Human Resources staff will be hosting a number of virtual informational sessions to introduce and answer questions about the available benefit plans being offered by the State. A number of virtual sessions for all employees will be held according to the schedule below. Please visit Learning Curve to sign up for a session. (Look under the Human Resources category.)

In addition, the HR Senior Business Partners are available to coordinate meetings with their various departments as requested. To request a meeting with your area's Business Partner, please e-mail hrbusinesspartners@memphis.edu.  THESE SESSIONS FOR SPECIALIZED AUDIENCES WILL NOT APPEAR IN LEARNING CURVE.

Date/Time Location Audience
October 4, 2021, 10am-11am Via Zoom (Link will be provided via e-mail after Learning Curve registration) All Employees
October 6, 2021, 2pm-3pm Via Zoom (Link will be provided via e-mail after Learning Curve registration) All Employees
October 12, 2021, 10am-11am Via Zoom (Link will be provided via e-mail after Learning Curve registration) All Employees
October 13, 2021, 2pm-3pm Via Zoom (Link will be provided via e-mail after Learning Curve registration) All Employees
October 15, 2021, 10am-11am Via Zoom (Link will be provided via e-mail after Learning Curve registration) All Employees

Benefits Fair/Webinars

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the standard Human Resources Benefits Fair will not be held as normal. Instead, the State of Tennessee will be hosting a series of online webinars with the various vendors of our medical, dental, vision, and other plans to help address any questions you may have.

Topic Date/Time Registration Link
Life Insurance Options Wednesday, Sept. 22 – 3:30pm Register
Medical Network Options (BlueCross BlueShield or Cigna) Thursday, Sept. 23 – 3:30pm Register
Vision Options Wednesday, Sept. 29 – 3:30pm Register
Dental Options Thursday, Sept. 30 – 3:30pm Register
General Benefits Information Monday, Sept. 27, 10am Register
General Benefits Information Friday, Oct. 1, 2pm Register
General Benefits Information Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1pm Register
General Benefits Information Monday, Oct. 11, 2pm Register
General Benefits Information Thursday, Oct. 14, 3pm Register

Recordings of these webinars are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/partnersforhealthtn


Edison Password Resets

Edison password reset sessions are not necessary for 2021, as you should use your University of Memphis login credentials to access Edison at memphis.edu/edison. For questions, contact hrservicecenter@memphis.edu.


Directories and Handbooks

Directories: Each of the health carriers has made their provider network directories available online. You can find the most up-to-date information by calling member services or doing an online search. Please follow the links through each of their Web sites to use the online directories.

  • BlueCross BlueShield:  Online Search (select Network S - narrow network, or Network P - broad network)
  • CIGNA:  Online Search (select LocalPlus - narrow network, or OpenAccess - broad network)
  • Cigna Dental (Prepaid Dental Plan): Follow the instructions found here when searching for an in-network dentist.
  • Delta Dental (DPPO)

Handbooks: Handbooks for each of the health and dental plans are available online.