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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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February 2013

Legislative Watch

Stay Up to Date on the 83rd Legislative Session

The 83rd Session of the Texas Legislature officially began at noon on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 and will continue through Monday, May 27, 2013. Throughout the session, legislators will consider proposed laws and resolutions and will appropriate funds for the operation of state government. Learn more about the session and how you can stay up to date on what's happening.

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

Hit the Flu Season with Your Best Shot

The flu season hit early this year and it has hit hard. But it's not too late to get a flu vaccine and there are everyday tips you can follow to help reduce your chances of getting sick. Learn more about how to avoid the flu and how to use your UT SELECT coverage to get a flu vaccine at no cost to you.

Change to the Cafeteria Plan

Based on a recent determination, effective February 1, 2013, the University of Texas Plan Document has been updated to remove voluntary group term life insurance from premium redirection. Learn more about this change and what to expect if you are enrolled in voluntary life insurance coverage.

Retirement Corner

Lifecycle Funds: An “Easy” Button For Retirement Planning

Planning for retirement can seem overwhelming. To help ease some of the potential stress, the UT Retirement Program offers an “Easy” button: Lifecycle Funds. Learn more about these professionally managed "target-date" funds that can be used as an easy, one-step alternative for your investment needs.

Wellness Wise

The Living Well Health Platform Powered by Provant Health Solutions is Coming this Month!

The University of Texas System Office of Employee Benefits is excited to announce our new partnership with Provant Health Solutions, LLC. With our new partnership, we are also launching the new Living Well Health Platform powered by Provant and a new incentive program so you can earn a reward for taking actions that help you learn more about your health. Learn more about the exciting new tools and rewards that will be available to you soon!

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Lighten Up with Healthy Tips and Recipes

Veggies. Image for February 2013 NewsletterWith each new year come new expectations and goals, often accompanied by the fear of falling off the wagon and back into old habits by the end of January. You can make this year different by committing to making small changes throughout the year. Try out a few of these tips and recipes for a start at bringing more lightness to your kitchen and cooking habits.