Skip to main content

Insurance Insights

Who Will Receive Your Life Insurance Benefit?

The purpose of your life insurance coverage is to provide financial security for your family and loved ones after your death; however, if you have experienced a major life change, such as a marriage, divorce or death of a loved one, your life insurance benefit may go to someone other than the person you thought would receive it. Read more about designating a beneficiary and review important information regarding Annual Enrollment..

Retirement Corner

Retirement Fund Selection Made Easier

Selecting funds for your retirement plan(s) can be overwhelming. Effective June 15, 2008, the Fund Performance Summary will have a new search feature that will make the process easier. You will be able to search for funds by one of the four tier structures. Read more about this search feature.

Wellness Wise

Are You an Apple or a Pear?

If you are overweight, do you carry most of your extra pounds around your waist or your hips? Of course, being significantly overweight is unhealthy, but it’s important where the fat is stored. In recent years research has shown that having an “apple-shaped” body (a lot of abdominal fat) increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, several types of cancer, and possibly other disorders. Read more about this topic.

There's still time to take simple steps towards better health. Register today!

You can still register for America On the Move: UT System Ultimate Challenge until July 9th. Here’s what participants are saying: “This is such a motivating and fun program — I love seeing how many steps I can get in a day” (UT Permian Basin). “My average for the first few days was less than 4,000 steps, but now I’m hitting 8,000 almost every day. This is a great campaign!” (UT Brownville). “Our whole department is doing the program — we get a kick out of comparing our progress with each other… wonderful idea! Also we want to win the America On the Move: UT System Ultimate Challenge Traveling Trophy!” (UT System Administration) Read more about this new active living, healthy eating campaign and how to register!

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Cherry-Raspberry Crisp

Dark red fruit like raspberries and cherries have good amounts of the antioxidant phytochemicals called anthocyanins. You can use either sweet or sour cherries in this crisp. Read more on how to prepare this delicious recipe!

Contact Us

If you would like a specific topic discussed or have a question you would like answered in a future issue of this newsletter, please send your suggestions to

UT System Employee Benefits Website:
UT System Retirement Programs Website:
Your Local Benefits Office: