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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.

Knox County Retirement Board Schools Classified Representative Special Election

The Knox County Retirement & Pension Board will hold a special election for seat A1 on the Knox County Retirement & Pension Board representing the Classified Knox County Schools employees for the remaining term beginning January 2016 through February 2017.

An election will be conducted on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

If you wish to be a candidate, you can obtain a qualifying petition from the Retirement Office by:

  1. Visiting our office located in Suite 371, City-County Building, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  2. Emailing a request to our office at and we can reply back with a petition.
  3. Call our office at (865) 215-2323 and we will be glad to mail a petition to you.

Completed petitions must be received in the Retirement Office by 4:00 p.m. no later than Thursday, December 17, 2015.

2016 Retiree Dental Insurance Open Enrollment

If you would like to enroll in the retiree dental insurance for 2016, you may download the information here, complete the form and return to the Retirement Office. If you email your enrollment form, you will need to save it to your computer and email it thru your email servicer, otherwise, you mail it directly to our office and the address is located on the enrollment form.

2016 Dental Combined Enrollment Form
2016 Dental Retiree Open Enrollment Information
Authorization For Release Of Information
Member Guide for DentalBlue plan

Retirement Sessions

We are providing this section for participants to view information, website links and email addresses related to our mandatory retirement sessions. Our hope is that you use this page as a source of receiving information.

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Investment Committee Meeting Change

The Knox County Retirement & Pension Board Investment Committee meeting scheduled for November 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. has been changed to 10:00 a.m. for the same day.

Please click here for more information


Knox County has contracted with AETNA as the new life insurance carrier effective January 1, 2016. During open enrollment (October 19 – November 20), you have new options for supplemental coverage for yourself and your spouse. There is information in the 2016 Knox County Government Employee Benefits Guide.

Please click here for more information

Investment Fund Changes

This notice is to inform you that investment fund changes will take place during the blackout period as noted here.

The Plans that are affected are:
Asset Accumulation Plan, Knox County 457 Plan, Medical Expense Retirement Plan (MERP), and Sheriff’s Total Accumulation Retirement Plan (STAR)

Knox County Mandatory Retirement Sessions

The Knox County Retirement & Pension Board, the Knox County Mayor, Sheriff, and Fee Office Holders, along with USI Consulting Group are working together to conduct mandatory retirement sessions to all Knox County Government employees eligible for participation in the Retirement System.  

These retirement sessions will be covered in three phases:

  1. Retirement Plan overview specific to your retirement plan for those participants in the Asset Accumulation Plan, UOPP, and STAR.
  2. Investment education for the Asset Accumulation Plan and STAR.
  3. Planning for Retirement for Asset Accumulation Plan, UOPP, and STAR.

We are currently holding meetings for Phase 1 of the Asset Accumulation Plan.  Our goal is to have class sizes of about 25, which means there will be about 100 classes just to cover Phase 1 of the Asset Accumulation Plan. We have set up this email address for questions regarding the Educational Classes and this website for scheduling employees at specific meetings.  Please consult with your department head before scheduling your session.  We are working to accommodate each department’s needs with Knox County Government.

If you have any questions, please email them to

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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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