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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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September 2012

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

UT Benefits Online Resources – Take Advantage!

As an employee or retiree of UT System, you enjoy a full range of benefits, services and programs designed to help you meet your personal and family health needs as well as address your long-term financial well-being. Learn more about the online resources available to help you stay on top of all the details.

Insurance Insights

Medco Transition to Express Scripts Name

On September 1, 2012, Medco will begin introducing the Express Scripts name to UT SELECT Medical Plan members. This means that the Medco website, customer service representatives, and written communications will begin to reference the Express Scripts name and you will begin to see the Express Scripts logo. Learn more about what to expect with this transition.

Upcoming Wellness Enhancement

UT System, Living Well: Make it a Priority Health & Wellness Enhancements for 2013

The Office of Employee Benefits at University of Texas System is excited to announce that an enhanced Health & Wellness initiative will be introduced in January 2013. The Living Well program will be moving in a new direction that will include additional tools, resources and programs to help you take better care of your health and well-being. 

In preparation for the upcoming enhancements, we will be transitioning Health Risk Assessment (HRA) services away from our third party administrator, WebMD. The WebMD HRA will no longer be available to members after August 31, 2012. From September 1–December 31, 2012, we will not have an HRA available. During this time, please visit our Living Well: Make it a Priority website at to access other support tools and resources available to you as a UT SELECT participant. For more information or if you have any questions, please email us at  

Retirement Corner

A New Year Brings New, Easier Choices

The University of Texas Retirement Programs is proud to announce new, easier choices for a brighter future, with streamlined providers and investment opportunities to get you where you want to be at and through retirement. Learn more about your retirement savings opportunities.

Wellness Wise

Back-to-School Health and Safety Tips

From school supplies to school bus logistics, there are a lot of details for families to keep track of when back-to-school time rolls around each year. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed an extensive list of tips and suggestions to help with issues ranging from first day jitters to traveling between school and home to dealing with bullying.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Five Foods that Fight Fat - plus Four Recipes

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A calorie is a calorie—except when you’re trying to lose weight. The foods you choose to eat can make or break a diet. Learn more about five foods that will help you burn extra calories and keep you feeling full longer, plus four new recipes to try.