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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, 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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March 2012

UT SELECT Medical now provides 100% coverage for Preventive Screenings and Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Program available to all UT SELECT members.

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

National Focus on Vision Screening and Eye Health

March is national ‘Save Your Vision’ and ‘Workplace Eye Wellness’ month. One way of protecting your vision now and into the future is to have an annual comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Of the 124,000 UT employees, retirees and dependents currently enrolled in the UT vision benefits plan, over 41,000 members had a comprehensive eye exam during the most recent plan year. Read more and learn what resources are available to you.

Insurance Insight

Spring Break Travel: Using UT SELECT While You are Away from Home

You’re probably already familiar with how your UT SELECT Medical and Prescription coverage work when you’re at home and where to find medical help or fill prescriptions if needed. If you're headed out of state or even out of the country for Spring Break. Learn more.

Retirement Corner

Six Facts You Should Know Before Borrowing from your UTSaver Account

You may be able to borrow from your UTSaver 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) or your UTSaver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan, but is it a good idea?  The terms may seem attractive compared with other alternatives, but below are six facts you should know before you borrow. Learn more.

Wellness Wise

Your jeans size could be a clue to heart health

Three key numbers – including one surprisingly easy one – could give you a lifesaving preview of your cardiac risk:

  1. Your blood pressure,
  2. Your cholesterol levels, and…
  3. Your waist size!

The Living Well Health Manager, powered by WedMD, has several resources to help you check your heart health risks and the tools you need to help keep your health on-track. Learn more about these resources and more today!

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Cooking with Quinoa: 4 Recipes Quinoa. Image for March 2012 Newsletter

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 4 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain. Learn how to prepare delicious recipes and healthy.