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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 free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Programs, Pharmaceutical Therapy and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to our UT SELECT Medical plan participants. Learn more about these resources available to you and your dependents.

UT SELECT Medical provides 100% coverage for Preventive Screenings

Free Preventive Care and Services – The UT SELECT Medical plan has offered robust preventive care benefits for many years, including 100% coverage for preventive colonoscopies and no cost immunizations for children under 6 years of age. With the implementation of health care reform, certain additional preventive care and services became available to you with no out of pocket costs 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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April 2013

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

Take an Active Role in Managing Your Health Care

Making health care decisions can be complicated. The more knowledgeable you are, the more prepared you will be to ask questions of your medical provider, understand recommendations, and weigh the pros and cons of different treatment options. Learn about new resources to help you stay informed and actively involved in managing your own health care.

Wellness Wise

Get Up! Get Out! Get Going! - Join the 2013 UT System Physical Activity Challenge

UT System and your institution’s Health & Wellness program are challenging you to “Get Up! Get Out! And Get Going!” starting on May 1. Get details about how to join your institution's team for this year's six week challenge.

How Can Our Wellness Program Work Better for You?

Your feedback can help shape the health and wellness programs available to you from UT System and at your institution. This Spring, the UT School of Public Health will be hosting a series of focus groups to learn about your experiences. Find out how to sign up for a focus group at your institution.

Earn a $25 Gift Card by Taking Two Easy Steps that Are Good for Your Health

The new Living Well Health Platform launched on February 14. If you are one of the thousands who already registered and completed your Health Assessment, then you've already earned half the points you need to get your $25 gift card. If you and your eligible dependents are not signed up yet, learn more about the tools available to you and sign up now to start earning your gift card.

Retirement Corner

Was Tax Time Painful This Year? Here’s a Way to Lessen the Blow.

Saving for retirement through the UTSaver 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity or UTSaver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan is easy to do, and the tax advantages of doing so can be significant. Learn more about how your savings can add up over the years once you start contributing.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Chicken with Dried Plums and Sage

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Aromatic fresh sage and sweet dried plums and balsamic vinegar combine for this month's warming chicken dish. Try out this simple chicken dish with a healthy side dish or two for a complete, delicious meal.