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Quit Smoking Today! We Can Help.

Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Program available to all UT SELECT members. The University of Texas System is committed to helping smokers quit by offering our UT SELECT medical covered members with Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Programs, Pharmaceutical Therapy and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Learn more about these resources available to you and your dependents.

UT SELECT Medical now provides 100% coverage for Preventive Screenings

Free Preventive Care and Services – The UT SELECT Medical has always offered robust preventive care benefits including 100% preventive colonoscopy and no cost immunizations for children under 6 years of age. Now, with the implementation of health care reform, certain additional preventive care and services will be available to you with no copayment or coinsurance as long as you see a network provider and meet certain screening eligibility requirements. Learn more and make your preventive care screening appointment today.

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December 2012

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

The UT SELECT Dental Plus Plan - How Claims are Processed

The UT SELECT Dental Plus program includes the highest levels of dental benefits offered by The University of Texas System. As an enrollee in UT SELECT Dental Plus, you have an annual maximum benefit of $3,000 ($1,250 from UT SELECT Dental, and $1,750 from UT SELECT Dental Plus). Learn more about how dental claims are processed under this program and why participants receive two separate Explanations of Benefits (EOBs).

Retirement Corner

New Contribution Limits Mean New Savings Opportunities for 2013

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments that will affect the maximum contribution limits available to you under the UTSaver Retirement Programs. Find out what the new limits are and what your new opportunities for savings are.

Wellness Wise

Video Tips: Maintain, Don't Gain During the Holiday Season

The temptations of holiday indulgence can be hard to avoid, but you have the power (willpower, that is) to fight the unhealthy urges. Learn more about how you can set and stick to a realistic goal of maintaining, not gaining weight during the holidays.

Ten Tips for Throwing a Healthier Holiday Party

The holiday season and holiday parties, in particular, may not seem like the time or place to highlight health and wellness. There are a variety of ways to make your party healthier so that you can enjoy the holidays with less guilt. Learn more about throwing a healthier holiday party.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Festive Holiday Sides

Roasted Cauliflower. Image for December 2012 Newsletter From stuffing to mashed potatoes, holiday accompaniments can be just as important as the main dish. Many traditional side dish recipes are weighed down by less than healthy ingredients. Try adding some fun, healthier options to your holiday table with one or more of these festive side dish recipes from Cooking Light.