You may apply for the state’s supplemental medical insurance for retirees with Medicare coverage called The Tennessee Plan if you are enrolled in at least Medicare Part A, were hired by a qualifying agency prior to July 1, 2015 and meet the requirements of A or B below.
A. Individual retiree of the state of Tennessee or a local education agency drawing a benefit from the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System or who participates in a state higher education optional retirement plan pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 8-27-209 and 8-27-310
B. Individual retiree who was a county judge, county official or employee of an employer participating in TCRS and is drawing a monthly retirement allowance from TCRS pursuant to TCA 8-27-706
The Tennessee Plan monthly premiums are based on years of service for central state government, state higher education, and certified local education retirees.
Local education support staff and local government retirees only receive monthly premium support if their individual agency has passed a resolution to also provide this support based on their years of service.
Covered spouses and/or child(ren) do not receive any premium support.
Premiums are on our website at https://www.tn.gov/partnersforhealth/insurance-premiums.html. To confirm if you are eligible to receive premium support based on your years of service, you may contact Benefits Administration at 1-800-253-9981 and select option two to speak with a retirement representative or submit a request at https://benefitssupport.tn.gov/hc/en-us