Health insurance premium information is provided for all three plans (state, local education and local government) for active employees, retirees and COBRA participants. Select your category from the list below. Active state and higher education employees will see your premium as well as the amount the state pays for your coverage. For local education and local government employees, the premium amounts are the total premium before your employer contributes any money, if they do contribute. Your agency has a benefits coordinator trained to help employees understand their insurance needs and options. This coordinator can provide you with specific premium information, including how much your employer may contribute to your premium and your employee deductions.
Local Education Plan
Local Government Plan
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the state will pay one-half of dental coverage premiums for all coverage tiers for active central state government and state higher education employees. For those enrolled as of Jan. 1, 2024, this premium funding change will occur automatically in Edison. Local education and local government employees are eligible for coverage if your agency chooses to offer it. State offline, local education and local government employees and retirees pay the full monthly premium. Check with your agency benefits coordinator to find out if you’re eligible.
Members pay the full monthly premium.
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the state will pay 100% of the premiums for employee basic term life/basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for central state government and state higher education employees. This change will automatically occur in Edison. Employees of state offline agencies should consult with their agency benefits coordinator about premiums.
Employees can buy voluntary accidental death and dismemberment insurance to give additional protection if the employee or the employee’s covered dependent’s death or dismemberment is due to an accident. This is in addition to the employee basic AD&D coverage. Employees pay the full monthly premium.
Employees can buy voluntary term life insurance for themselves, their spouse and their children. Employees pay the full monthly premium.
Supplemental medical insurance coverage for retirees with Medicare is available. The state pays part of the monthly premium for retired state employees and teachers with 15 or more years of service.
Members pay the full monthly premium for short-term disability insurance coverage.
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the state will pay the full monthly premium for long-term disability insurance option 3 for active central state government and state higher education employees. Employees can choose LTD options 1, 2 or 4, but will pay the full monthly premium for these options. Employees of state offline agencies should consult with their agency benefits coordinator about premiums.
How to Enroll
Visit the Videos page for information on how to:
- Retrieve your Edison ID
- Log in to Edison for the first time
- Reset your Edison password
- Enroll in Edison
Important Edison Notes
- Users should navigate to Edison through the TN.gov website. Click Government, State Employees and then Edison. Using a shortcut, bookmark, saved link or icon can create login issues.
- When using Edison ESS, if your device has Windows 10, the preferred browser for Edison is Microsoft Edge. Clearing your internet browser’s cache and cookies can help resolve navigation issues that can happen in Edison. To review this document, click here.
- You’ll log in using your Access ID. This is not your eight-digit Edison employee ID. Your user ID, also called the Access ID is a combination of both letters and numbers. Go to the About Enrollment page for more information.