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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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May 2013

Wellness Wise

Join the 2013 UT System Physical Activity Challenge

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

Annual Enrollment

It's Coming Soon!

Annual Enrollment will begin on July 15, 2013, and end on July 31, 2013. During this period, you can:

  • Make changes to your benefits;
  • Enroll in UT FLEX (employees only);
  • Request new coverage for eligible dependents; and/or
  • Remove ineligible dependents from the program.

Details about your UT Benefits enrollment options and premium rates for the upcoming plan year will be included in the special Annual Enrollment edition of the "A Matter of Health" newsletter, due to arrive in your email inbox by July 3. Find out more about what to expect.

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

The Prescription Drug Formulary

A formulary includes all of the brand-name and generic medications that are preferred by your prescription plan. Learn more about how the formulary for the UT SELECT Prescription plan is developed.

Retirement Corner

Six Facts to Know Before Borrowing from Your UTSaver Account

The UTSaver 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) and UTSaver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan both allow participants to borrow against their accounts, but is it a good idea for you to do it? Learn more about what you should be aware of before you borrow from your retirement savings.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Three Gourmet Taco Ideas

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Tacos can be a great option for a casual family meal. Why not try out one of these three variations as a new idea for bringing a fun, easy meal to the table?