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Annual Enrollment News

Annual Enrollment for Benefits

Annual Enrollment for benefits for the 2009-2010 plan year begins on July 1, 2009, and lasts through July 31, 2009. Over the past several months, the OEB “A Matter of Health” newsletter has focused on benefits topics related to the selection of insurance vendors, exciting opportunities for wellness and lifestyle management programs, and new developments with the electronic evidence of insurability form. Annual Enrollment is also the time to remove any ineligible dependents from the program or request coverage for eligible dependents. The June 2009 edition of the newsletter is designed to give active employees, retirees, and qualified dependents detailed benefits information for the upcoming benefits year.

Important Items:

Read more about Annual Enrollment and other benefits plan changes.

Retirement Corner

Hardships and Unforeseeable Emergencies

The University of Texas System is pleased to provide two voluntary retirement savings plans to employees to help make the most of your retirement years.  The purpose of the UTSaver Deferred Compensation Plan and the UTSaver Tax Sheltered Annuity plan is to provide long-term retirement savings opportunities. Read more about this topic.

Wellness Wise

NEW!!! Living Well Health Manager, Powered by WebMD

We know good health is important to you and your family.  That’s why effective July 1, 2009, the University of Texas System will offer you a great new resource called the ‘Living Well Health Manager, powered by WebMD.’ This personalized health information resource gives you and your family free and easy access to the information you need to make smart choices about your health. Learn how to begin living up to your potential.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Red Beans and Rice with Turkey Sausage

Nick Symmonds, 800-meter Olympic star, adheres to his mom’s food philosophy: “Good in, good out.” The Olympian tries to make good choices at the shop so he won’t be tempted to make unhealthy choices at home. Learn how to prepare this extremely healthy meal!

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 benefits@utsystem.edu.

UT System Employee Benefits Web site: www.utsystem.edu/benefits/
UT System Retirement Programs Web site: www.utretirement.utsystem.edu
Your Local Benefits Office: http://www.utsystem.edu/benefits/contacts#1