Employee Benefits

November 2-13, 2020

This year will be an ACTIVE open enrollment.  That means if you do not actively enroll for coverage during  the annual enrollment period, you will not have coverage during the 2021 plan year.

Please see your parish bookkeeper, secretary or manager for the open enrollment paperwork or you can contact the HR Department at mlentz@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. 

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance coverage will begin on the first of the month coinciding with or following your date of hire. Coverage for your dependents will begin on the date your coverage begins provided you have enrolled them in a timely manner.  If you do not enroll within 31 days, you will need to wait until the next annual Open Enrollment to make your benefit elections.  For specific plan information please see the tabs below on the right.