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Insurance Insights

Evidence of Insurability and Annual Enrollment

Evidence of Insurability (EOI) is the record of a personís past and current health history. EOI is used by insurance companies to verify whether a person meets the definition of good health. During Annual Enrollment (July 1 Ė July 31, 2008), if you make an insurance election on U.T. Touch that requires EOI, you will be prompted to complete the insurance companyís EOI form via an online link. Read more details on Evidence of Insurability.

Retirement Corner

You may Qualify for an Extra Tax Credit

In addition to the advantages of pre-tax contributions, a tax credit is also available to some employees who contribute to the UTSaver TSA or UTSaver DCP. The Saverís Credit can be claimed on your tax return for up to the first $2,000 in contributions to either of the voluntary retirement programs when you meet the qualifications illustrated below. Read more about how to qualify for an extra tax credit.

Wellness Wise

Tips for Savvy Medical Web Surfing

Finding accurate, reliable medical information on the Web can be a daunting task. So if you're trying to find medical information for yourself or someone you love and lack the skills of a professional research librarian, what can you do? Here are some tips for being a sophisticated surfer.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Dates, and Orange

This side dish salad combines several influences, the dates and orange are an Israeli touch, the pecans pay homage to the American South, and the quinoa is a high-protein grain from South America. Read more on how to prepare this easy and healthy side dish!

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