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Annual Enrollment News

Premium Rates and Insurance Plan Design Changes

Detailed information on premium rates and insurance plan design changes for plan year 2009-2010 will be printed in the June 2009 “A Matter of Health” newsletter.

Disability Insurance to be Provided by Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company

Effective September 1, 2009, short term and long term disability insurance will be provided by Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company (FDL). FDL was selected through the Request for Proprosal process which is required every six years to ensure that the vendors contracting with UT System offer plans and services that are competitive with the current marketplace. Read more about this topic.

UT FLEX: You MUST Enroll During Annual Enrollment

Don’t forget you must make your UT FLEX elections (for both Medical and Dependent Day Care) for Plan Year 2009–2010 during this Annual Enrollment, even if you are currently enrolled in one of the UT FLEX elections. Your election(s) in this current plan year will not automatically carry forward to the next plan year. Read about this announcement.

Retirement Corner

Selecting the Best: Criteria for the selection of The University of Texas Retirement Providers

In the current economic market, it is important to remember some of the reasons our current retirement providers were selected and some of the standards that must be maintained in order to continue as a retirement provider.

In September 2006, the University of Texas System selected six companies to provide retirement plan services to all UT employees across the state. The selection process was completed with only one goal in mind: to provide the best retirement services and investment options possible to all UT Employees. Read more about this topic.

Wellness Wise

Making Wise Health Decisions

Throughout your life you will have to make health decisions for yourself and your family. The decisions you make will influence your overall well-being as well as the quality and cost of your care. In general, people who work with their doctors to make health decisions are happier with the care they receive and the results they achieve. Click here to learn how to improve your skills for making wise health decisions.

2009 Annual UT System Physical Activity Challenge: Final Results

Final results by institutions as of April 24, 2009. See how your institution did during the 2009 Challenge.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

Skinless, boneless thighs cook quickly and are more flavorful than white meat, so they need fewer ingredients. Serve with garlic-roasted potato wedges and a salad or broccoli. Learn how to prepare this Superfast Chicken Supper!

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