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 2014

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

Benefits Management Series: Making Mid-Year Changes to Your UT Benefits

Managing your UT Benefits is almost certainly not at the top of your list if you are planning a wedding. The excitement of a new marriage - and, unfortunately, the challenges that arise when a marriage is ending - can make it easy to lose sight of changes you may need to make in your coverage. Learn more about what it takes to add your spouse to UT Benefits coverage (or remove them) and when you need to take action.

Wellness Wise

Living Well, Moving Well: Are You Up to the Challenge?

Team up with your institution for the 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge, Living Well, Moving Well, beginning on May 1. Registration is now open through the Living Well Health Platform. Learn more about how you can get involved, score points for your institution, and receive a free pedometer.

Quick! Exercise!

Getting your exercise doesn't always have to mean spending an hour or more at a time working out. A few short sessions of physical activity can have the same health benefits as one longer session. Learn how you can improve your health by fitting a few 10-minute activities into your day.

Best and Worst Foods for Sleep

What you have for dinner can make a big difference when bedtime comes around. Learn which foods can help you get a restful night of sleep and which you should avoid.

Retirement Corner

National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month. Learn more about the advantages of increasing the contributions to your UTSaver retirement plans.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Tired of Counting Sheep? Eat Right to Sleep Right

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If you want to improve your chances of getting a good night's rest, it's good to stick with foods that can help your chances. Try these two recipes featuring "sleep boosters" to help set yourself up for a restful night.