UT Benefits for Your Dependents – Eligibility and Documentation
Whether you have family members who are currently covered or you want to add coverage for someone in your family, it’s important for you to know the eligibility rules for the UT Benefits program. To comply with applicable laws and to help control overall costs, the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) and your institution Human Resource and Benefits offices must ensure that everyone who participates in the UT Benefits program as a dependent is eligible to do so. If you cover your spouse or children through the UT Benefits program, you should also be prepared to provide required documentation verifying that your dependents are eligible to participate. Read more eligibility and documentation needed.
Annual Enrollment will begin on July 15, 2012, and end on July 31, 2012. During this period, you can:
- Make changes to your benefits;
- Enroll in UT FLEX (employees only);
- Request new coverage for eligible dependents; and/or
- Remove ineligible dependents from the program.
Details on your benefits enrollment options and plan rates will be included in the special Annual Enrollment edition of the “A Matter of Health” newsletter, due to arrive in your email inbox by June 13. Learn more details today!
A New Retirement Manager!
The UT Retirement Program utilizes an online enrollment tool called UT Retirement Manager (UTRM). This tool is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you in enrolling in or changing your contribution amount for your UT Retirement Plans, to check your account balances or to provide valuable financial education tools. Learn more.
Weʼre Celebrating Employee Health & Fitness Month in May 2012!
During Employee Health & Fitness Month, weʼre challenging employees to live healthier lifestyles through the creation of Healthy Moments, Healthy Groups, and a Culminating Project. Join the UT System Physical Activity Challenge today!
UT System Physical Activity Challenge-Week 2 report posted (as of 4-27-2012). See how your institution is doing!
Quit Smoking/Tobacco Today! We Can Help.
Did you know a free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Program is 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 ».
Healthy Recipes of the Month
Think you can’t serve vegetables other than corn and mashed potatoes to kids or picky eaters? This collection of veggie side dishes and main dishes that sneak in veggies is worth a try on stubborn diners. When possible, let kids help out in the kitchen, challenge them to try new foods by taking them to the store and letting them pick a new veggie to try, or offer vegetables in new ways. Learn how to prepare this delicious and healthy recipes.