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City Employees
The City of Knoxville offers a broad and innovative package of benefits to eligible employees. These benefits are designed to offer employees opportunities to provide for current and future welfare needs of themselves and their eligible family members cost efficiently. Most benefits become effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.

For more information on employee benefits please contact call 865-215-2111 or send email to citybenefits@knoxvilletn.gov.

PLEASE NOTE: The information contained on these benefits pages provides highlights and basic descriptions of the City of Knoxville's benefits programs. It is not intended to include all of the benefit plan details. If there are any inconsistencies between the information in this site and the official plan documents, the plan documents will govern. The City of Knoxville reserves the right to change, amend or end any of the benefit plans listed on this site at any time. The information contained herein should, in no way, be considered a contract or offer of employment.


2017 Benefits Newsletter [PDF]
2017 Benefits Enrollment Guide [PDF]
2017 Summary of Benefits and Coverage [PDF]
2017 Annual Enrollment Presentation on YouTube

2017 Retiree Benefits Enrollment Guide [PDF]
2017 Retiree Enrollment Form [PDF]
2017 Retiree Medicare Eligibility Affidavit [PDF]
2017 Retiree Annual Enrollment Presentation on YouTube


A HEALTH PLAN to assist with (1) managing current and future health, (2) paying medical bills, and (3) providing choices in both premium and out of-of-pocket costs. Employees choose between two provider networks, two deductible levels, and between the My Health plan that includes lower premiums, reduced out-of-pocket costs, and spending accounts in return for commitment to basic wellness and self-care standards or a plan that provides only basic medical and prescription coverage. The health plan also includes on-site medical services.

THE CENTER (City's Health, Education and Wellness Center) is located at 2704 Mineral Springs Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, but also has satellite locations at Room 599 in the City/County Building, in the Safety Building, and in the Public Service offices at the Loraine Street Complex.

SPENDING ACCOUNTS which allow for pre-tax funding of certain expenses including: Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA), which is primarily funded by employees, the City contributes money to this account for employees who waive the City's medical insurance and for wellness activities in certain circumstances. Dependent Care FSA funded by employees. Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) which is funded by the City for participants in the My Health health plan.

A DENTAL PLAN that provides all benefits-eligible employees with a free annual exam, cleaning and one set of bite-wing x-rays per year, with the option to purchase more comprehensive dental coverage for themselves and their families.

A VISION PLAN that provides an annual vision exam to all eligible employees for a $10 co-pay as well as the opportunity to purchase more comprehensive vision coverage. For more information please visit www.eyemedvisioncare.com.

A 457B DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN to which the City reimburses the first $10 each employee contributes per two-week pay period. The deferred compensation plan is overseen and investment fund decisions made by the Deferred Compensation Committee made up of City administration representatives and employee representatives appointed by the Mayor.

All eligible employees of the City of Knoxville are required to participate in the City Employees’ defined benefit PENSION PLAN. Details about the plans can be found here.  You can also find meeting minutes, committee members, forms and other resources at the Pension Board website at www.cokpension.org.

$50,000 of TERM LIFE INSURANCE free of cost. Eligible employees may purchase supplemental term life insurance on themselves and their spouse, purchase a small amount of dependent coverage, or purchase a life-time term policy through the City's voluntary benefits program.

VOLUNTARY INSURANCE options are available to employees.The plans are administered by BeneSync and include Cancer insurance, LifeTime Benefit Term insurance, Critical Illness insurance, Short-Term Disability and Accident insurance. 

A variety of OTHER BENEFITS including a Long Term Disability Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), leave program, paid holidays, sick leave bank, vacation sell, worker's compensation, safety programs, YMCA membership discount, tuition reimbursement and more!