Employee Benefits

Open Enrollment Period for 2020 will be October 28 – November 8, 2019.

This year is an active enrollment.  That means if you do not actively enroll for coverage during annual open enrollment, you will not have coverage during the 2020 plan year.

2020 Annual Open Enrollment will be completed by filling out a Group Health Enrollment Form and returning the completed form to your bookkeeper or HR representative.  Completed forms will be accepted from Monday, October 28th thru Friday, November 8th at 5pm EST.

If you have any questions regarding benefits, please contact the HR Office at 865-584-3307 or Maura Lentz at mlentz@dioknox.org or Jennifer Mills at jmills@dioknox.org.


Benefits are offered to:  Full-time employees regularly scheduled to work at least thirty (30) hours per week and Part-time employees regularly scheduled to work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week but less than thirty (30) hours per week as determined by the Diocese. 

The Diocese of Knoxville offers a choice of two health insurance plans for eligible employees: a PPO or a HDHP with the option of a Health Savings Account. The diocese also offers dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, long-term disability insurance and an employee assistance program for eligible employees, in addition to a 403(b) retirement savings plan through Wells Fargo as well as a lay retirement pension fund.  Depending on the health, dental or vision options selected by the employee, the diocese pays 83-97% of the cost of these benefits.

For specific plan information please see the tabs below on the right.