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Employee Benefits

Office of Human Resources


Annual Enrollment is October 1st - 12th

While there are no changes in vendors for 2019, our health insurance premiums are decreasing by 9.4%.  The new rates can be found here. You can find full details, including comparison charts to health, dental, vision and disability plans, at the Partners for Health website and in the Annual Enrollment Newsletter.  No action is required if you do not wish to make any changes. 

We will also have an “insurance holiday” for our December health insurance.  This means that your health insurance premium will not be deducted from your payroll in November. Your health insurance will be FREE in December. 

There is a new voluntary Wellness Program incentive, which begins January 1st. The new wellness vendor will mail information to your home in December.

You may review your current benefits statement by following the instructions outlined below.

  1. Log into Goldlink
  2. Go to the “Employee” link on the left-hand side.
  3. Go to “Benefits and Deductions” and select “Benefits Statement”



2018 Retirement Vendor Schedules

Have you reviewed your personal retirement information for 2018? Visit the Retirement page to schedule one-on-one counseling with your retirement vendor.


East Tennessee State University is committed to providing its employees a competitive, cost effective and innovative benefits program. Benefit plans are reviewed periodically and, accordingly, are subject to change at the discretion of the Tennessee Board of Regents and/or the State of Tennessee. The benefits information defined on the HR website summarizes the main features of the University’s offerings. If there are any discrepancies between the information provided here and the Plan itself, the actual provisions of the Plan will govern.
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