Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer
UT Group Insurance Plans and the Competitive Bid Process
Under state law, the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) is required to request and evaluate competitive proposals at least once every six years for each insurance plan offered as a part of the UT Benefits program. Learn more about this process and which plans are currently out for bid.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS: UT FLEX Grace Period and Claim Filing Deadline
The grace period for 2011-2012 UT FLEX Health Care Reimbursement Accounts is underway and the claim filing deadline for all 2011-2012 UT FLEX accounts is coming up next month. Read more about these key upcoming dates for your 2011-2012 UT FLEX accounts.
Is Your UTSaver Account an Orphan?
An orphaned account is an account with a provider that previously received elective deferral contributions but is no longer an approved provider under the UT Retirement Programs. Learn more about these types of accounts and what to consider if you have one.
Wellness Special Event
The 37th Annual Great American Smokeout
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. Learn more about this upcoming event and resources to help you quit.
Food Allergies vs. Sensitivities and Intolerances
Food allergies are an immune system response triggered by certain foods and can potentially be life-threatening. Food sensitivities or intolerances are triggered by a different response and generally have milder symptoms. Learn more about different issues that can arise with foods containing gluten and with many dairy products.
Healthy Recipe of the Month
Whatever the Season, You Can Lighten Your Favorite Foods
No matter the family history, culture, heritage, or country, each special season and holiday throughout the year comes with traditional favorite foods – and they're often high in calories and fat. Learn how you can make changes to time-honored recipes to help keep traditions alive and allow you to eat lighter and healthier.