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For Your BenefitPrior to Jan. 1, 2011, University Health Systems (through the UT Medical Center in Knoxville) provided a benefit to UT employees in the form of a full waiver after insurance of residual hospital charges, if the employees, their spouses and eligible dependents were participants in the state of Tennessee medical insurance program. As a result of recent changes in the state of Tennessee’s medical insurance plans, University Health Systems has notified the university of changes to this benefit.

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, only UT employees and non-Medicare eligible retirees, spouses and their dependents insured under the state of Tennessee health insurance Partnership PPO plan will continue to receive this full write-off of the residual hospital charges.

All other employees and non-Medicare eligible retirees and their dependents who chose the standard PPO plan or who do not participate in the state of Tennessee plans will have a limited 25 percent discount waiver of residual hospital charges.

For more information, call the Payroll Office at 865-974-5251.