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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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July 2012

Annual Enrollment

Annual Enrollment for Benefits Begins July 15!

Annual Enrollment for the UT Benefits program begins on July 15, 2012, and lasts through midnight July 31, 2012. Use the My UT Benefits website at to make your UT Benefits elections for the upcoming 2012-2013 plan year. Annual enrollment changes will take effect on September 1, 2012, or if Evidence of Insurability is required, on the first of the month following the date of approval by the insurance company. More about Annual Enrollment »

Insurance Insight

NEW Enhancement to UT SELECT Medical Plan!

Effective September 1, 2012, as an additional network option, the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) would like to introduce a new collaborative pilot program between The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) and UT System OEB called the UTSW Network. Learn more about the UTSW Network benefit »

Legislative Update

The Supreme Court issued a decision June 28 to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) meaning all of the provisions previously communicated by the Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) will remain in place. Review the ACA provisions relevant to the 2012–2013 plan year »

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

UT FLEX Health –Get Reimbursed for Mileage!

Are you frequently traveling to and from a hospital or other medical establishments for medical attention? With your UT FLEX Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA), you can save money on your medically related transportation expenses! Here's how UT FLEX works »

Always Keep Your Beneficiary Designations Up to Date

Unlike dependent eligibility for the UT Benefits program which is defined by applicable law, your beneficiary for various UT Benefits and UTRetirement plans can be any person (or a trust or other entity) that you choose who will receive all or part of the financial benefits that are payable if you pass away. Learn more about beneficiary designations »

Retirement Corner

Action May Be Required for your UT Retirement Programs!

Last month the Office of Employee Benefits announced that after a competitive bidding process and extensive review, five companies were selected to provide retirement services for the UT Retirement Program beginning September of 2012. What does this mean for you?

Wellness Wise

2012 UT System Physical Activity Challenge-Final Results!

UT System Physical Activity Challenge. Final results by institutions as of May 31, 2012 - see how your institution did during the 2012 Challenge! Again, we thank you all for supporting this initiative.

Read testimonials from members who participated in our 2012 Physical Activity Challenge.

Photo of Kathleen LafleurKathleen Lafleur, UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Photo of Betty DouzarBetty Douzar, UT MB Galveston

Karen D. MotsingerKaren D. Motsinger, UT Health Science Center Houston

No photo availableDarr Oney, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Linda C FloresLinda C Flores, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Healthy Recipes of the Month

Healthy Mediterranean MealsSalmon. Image for July 2012 Newsletter

Looking to spice up dinner? Get fresh inspiration from around the globe with our best better-for-you versions of favorite international fare. The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the world's healthiest, with staples like fish, vegetables and heart-healthy olive oil. Work a few of our favorite recipes into your weeknight cooking repertoire. Learn how to prepare this delicious and healthy recipe»