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Thank you for visiting the Knox County Retirement & Pension Board website! This site is designed to help employees, disability participants and retirees of Knox County Government and Knox County Schools (classified) stay informed of their benefits for Retirement, Disability, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Medical Expense Retirement Plan and Medical Insurance for retirees and disability participants.

Investment Committee Meeting – Rescheduled

The Investment Committee Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, 2015 has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM. This meeting will be held in the Human Resources Conference Room #361 of the City-County Building. Click here for details.

Investment Committee Meeting

The Investment Committee Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18th has been postponed due to inclement weather. We will post the new date and time once it’s scheduled.

Retirement & Pension Board Election Results

Seat A: Representing Knox County Schools Classified employees participating in the Asset Accumulation Plan or Defined
Benefit Plan.

  • Winner: Robin Moody

Seat B: Representing Knox County Government employees participating in the Asset Accumulation Plan, Defined Benefit
Plan, Sheriff’s Total Accumulation Retirement Plan, The Uniformed Officers Pension Plan and Schools employees in City A

  • Winner: Rick Trott

Retirement Election

The Retirement Election will be held this Thursday, February 12th at the following locations:

City-County Building (Main Floor)
400 W. Main Ave.
Room MC-1A
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Detention Facility
5001 Maloneyville Rd
6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Knox Central Building
1000 North Central St.
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Schools Maintenance Building
900 E. Fifth Ave.
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Signs will show specific location. Please click here for the newsletter regarding the candidate’s bio.

Disability Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Risk Management Conference Room #345 (City-County Bldg.)

Click here for details.

2015 Retirement Board Election

The Knox County Retirement & Pension Board will hold its bi-annual election for two seats on the Board. Please click here for details regarding the election process.

Investment Committee Workshop

When: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Time: 2 p.m.
Where: Commissioners Conference Room #640
Click here for details.

Employee Election Committee Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Where: HR Conference Room #361

Retirement Education Committee Meeting

When: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: HR Conference Room #361

2015 Medical Expense Retirement Plan (MERP)

Effective January 1, 2015, the Employer match will increase from 25% to 50%. Please click here for details.

Quarterly Investment Committee Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Where: City-County Building, Suite 640
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Click here for memo.

New Board Member Orientation #2

When: Wednesday, October 15th
Where: HR Conference Room
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Please see here for details of the announcement.

Life Insurance Open Enrollment for Knox County Employees

October 13, 2014 through November 14th, 2014

The Life Insurance Provider for 2015 has not changed, but their name has.  ING’s new name is VOYA (effective October 1, 2014).  Same carrier and the same rates, just a new name!

Employees of Knox County Government have an opportunity during the Open Enrollment period to increase their Supplemental Life Insurance by one step (assuming you are not already at the maximum of $105,000) without any medical questions asked.  For those employees who wish to increase their Supplemental Life Insurance more than one step, a VOYA EOI Form (evidence of insurability) must be completed and returned to the Retirement Office.  VOYA will notify you as to whether you are approved or denied the increase amount above one step.  All elected / approved increases will be effective January 1, 2015, or later if VOYA approves the EOI after January 1.  For frequently ask Q & A, (click here)

EOI Forms are available here (click here) and the instructions (click here) and are available in the Knox County Self-Service System for Open Enrollment.  All Life Insurance Enrollment changes will be handled through the Employee Self-Service System.

The Rate Sheet for Supplemental Life is available here (click here).

To change / update your Life Insurance Beneficiary(ies), complete the Beneficiary Change Form (click here) (5) and return it the Retirement Office, Room 371 in the City/County Building.  For additional questions, contact the Retirement Office at (865) 215-2323.

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Retirement Services

City County Building
400 Main Street
Suite 371
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-215-2323
Fax: 865-215-2421
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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