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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.

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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May 2012

Insurance Insight

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

Annual Enrollment will begin on July 15, 2012, and end on July 31, 2012. During this period, you can:

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!

Retirement Corner

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.

Wellness Wise

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!

UT Physical Activity Challenge 2012

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

Kid-Friendly Vegetable Recipes Pasta. Image for May 2012 Newsletter

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.