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Insurance Insights

Annual Enrollment for Benefits

Annual Enrollment for benefits for the 2008Ė 2009 plan year begins on July 1, 2008, and lasts through July 31, 2008. During May, June and July you will receive emails and printed materials (if you do not have a valid email address on file) from the Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) and from your own institutionís benefits office providing you with information related to Annual Enrollment, Benefits Fairs, possible Lunch and Learn opportunities, and more. Read more about Annual Enrollment.

Retirement Corner

Options for One-Stop Shopping - Lifecycle Funds

The University of Texas Retirement Program offers a variety of mutual fund and annuity products in the UTSaver 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity, the UTSaver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program and the Optional Retirement Program. The easiest choice among these funds, however, are the Lifecycle, or Life Style Funds. Read more about Lifecycle Funds.

Wellness Wise

UT System will launch a new healthy eating and active living program. REGISTER TODAY!

Get ready to take simple steps to better health. On May 28th, 2008, UT System will launch a new healthy eating and active living program ó America on the Move: UT System Ultimate Challenge! Read more about this new active living, healthy eating campaign and how to register!

Tobacco Cessation Motivational Toolkit

Quitting smoking takes desire, determination and support. Thatís why Blue Cross and Blue Shield has developed a motivational toolkit that can help members who are ready to take steps toward this major lifestyle change. Read more about this free program available to all BCBS members.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Basmati Rice, Chick-Peas & Toasted Almonds

The age-old combination of rice and beans takes on a bit of an Indian flavor here with the use of basmati rice (an aromatic rice grown primarily in India) and chick-peas, another ingredient common to Indian cuisine. Read more on how to prepare this delicious recipe!

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