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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, beginning September 1, 2011, 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.

Gym Membership Discount

The Gym Membership Discount program is available to all UT SELECT Members.

  1. Go to http://bcbstx.com/ut
  2. Log into Blue Access for Members
  3. On the right side navigation bar, under "Quick Links", click on "Fitness Program
  4. Once re-directed to the site, search for participating locations near you by entering your zip code and desired search distance below. Take the next step to becoming the fitter, healthier person you want to be by enrolling in the Fitness Program today.
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January 2012

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

UT Benefits “Educate Me” Website Makes Debut

The Office of Employee Benefits proudly features a new 'Educate Me' section on our website designed to help employees and retirees stay knowledgeable about their UT Benefits. We invite you to take a few minutes to browse through this new resource and learn about the many aspects of health insurance coverage, retirement and wellness programs. Bookmark this page and come back often to see new content.

Visit 'Educate Me' to learn more about your UT Benefits at:
www.utsystem.edu/benefits/educateme.htm.

Retirement Corner

The New UT Retirement Fund Line Up Is Here

On November 15, 2011, the University of Texas System introduced a new and improved offering of mutual fund and annuity products for the UT Optional Retirement Program (ORP), UTSaver Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) and the UTSaver Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP). Read more about the new fund line-up.

Wellness Wise

NEW YEAR! NEW YOU! Free programs to keep you healthy in 2012

The University of Texas System is committed to making 2012 happier and healthier for all of our members.Below you’ll find a variety of tools to keep you on-track throughout the New Year.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Quit Smoking Today! We Can Help.

Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Program available to all UT SELECT members. Every year in the U.S. over 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke. Tragically, each day thousands of kids still pick up a cigarette for the first time. The cycle of addiction, illness and death continues. What can be done to stop smoking? 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 at our Living Well: Make it a Priority website.

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. With the implementation of health care reform, since September 1, 2011, certain additional preventive care and services have been 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.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Body Boosters- How what you eat can improve your health, mind, and appearance. Salad. Image for January 2012 Newsletter

For many, the new year means revamping exercise regimens, improving appearance, reading more books, taking on a new hobby, and improving dietary habits. Great news is that following good-for-you food goals will help your whole body―from your skin to your brain―so you can tackle those other resolutions with ease. “The best way to have healthy hair, eyes, and skin is to take good overall care of yourself. That means eating well,” says David L. Katz, MD, MPH, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center at Yale University. So whether it’s your heart, brain, bones, eyes, skin, or hair you seek to nurture, there are foods up to the task. Get the body boosting recipes!