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Holiday Travel and Your UT Benefits

UT SELECT and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas provide you with access to one of the largest networks of contracting doctors and hospitals in Texas. There are more than 45,000 contracting physicians and specialists and over 400 contracting hospitals in Texas alone. Read more about your UT benefits for domestic and international travel.

Retirement Corner

Grandfathered Retirement Providers Follow up

Important changes are occurring regarding some of the investment companies receiving retirement contributions on a grandfathered basis. Due to the 403(b) regulations recently issued by the Internal Revenue Service, all employers offering a 403(b) will have increased responsibilities to ensure proper administration of the 403(b) plans. Establishing requirements for all UT Retirement Providers is an essential step to ensuring compliance with the new regulations. Read more about the new retirement regulations.

Wellness wise

Holidays the Healthy Way

The holidays are in full swing, which means lots of family, fun.and FOOD! But it doesn't have to mean extra pounds. Even holiday treats can fit into a healthy eating plan. The key is balance and moderation. Read the entire Holidays the Healthy Way article.

Holiday Depression: Tips for Coping

Along with mirth and joy, the holidays bring almost everyone a dose of seasonal stress - and for some the risk of depression. Obligations of travel, errands, and parties make a snowdrift of our schedules. Trying to keep up, millions of people will catch a mild case of the holiday blues. Read more about how to deal with this seasonal condition.

Healthy Recipes of the Month

A Little Side Action

We all look forward to holiday meals for the chance to enjoy our family's favorite long-standing recipes. Mom's turkey stuffing. Aunt Ida's green-bean casserole. Grandma's secret gravy. But you can keep things fresh year after year by experimenting with a few new sides. Learn how to prepare these quick and easy side dishes!

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