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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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October 2012

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

Detailed Plan Information Available Online

Details about your UT System group insurance benefits and the provisions of the insurance plans can be found in the UT System Benefits Guides. Learn where you can find the updated Benefits Guides for the 2012-2013 Plan Year.

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 key dates for your 2011-2012 UT FLEX accounts.

Insurance Insights

Confirm Your Annual Enrollment Elections

Now that the 2012-2013 plan year is underway, it is important to verify that your current benefits match your Annual Enrollment elections. Learn how to check your benefits and what to do if you find an error.

Retirement Corner

Working With a Financial Professional

National Save for Retirement Week runs from October 21-27th, 2012, and is a perfect time for you to take a good look at where you are and where you want to be with your retirement planning. And the great news is you don’t have to do it alone!  Learn more about no cost services available to employees to help you understand and maximize your retirement savings opportunities.

Wellness Wise

Cancer Prevention = Being Proactive

Did you know that nearly one in eight U.S. women develops breast cancer some time in her life? In many cases, it's not known why a woman gets breast cancer. But there are steps you can take to help lower your risks. Learn more about a few simple steps and where to find more resources.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Avoiding Common Nutrition Mistakes

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We are sometimes overloaded with nutrition advice from many different sources. This month we look at some mistakes to avoid and offer a recipe to remind you that food can be quick, convenient, tasty, and good for you, too. Learn more about how to avoid common nutrition mistakes often made when you have only part of the story.