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Insurance Insights

Detailed Plan Information Available Online

Important details about your UT group insurance benefits and the provisions of the insurance plans are available in the See the Benefits Guides, now posted on the OEB website to read important details about your UT group insurance benefits.

PayFlex Announces New Interactive Voice Recognition Enhancements

PayFlex Systems USA, Inc., the administrator for the UT FLEX flexible spending accounts, has announced new Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) enhancements to aid and assist callers to PayFlex Customer Service.Read more about this and other important topics.

Seasonal Flu and H1N1 Flu Vaccine

There is a significant amount of information in the media regarding the coming availability of the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine as well as efforts at various institutions and throughout many communities to provide both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu vaccinations.  The following information explains how UT SELECT members will be billed when receiving either a seasonal flu vaccine or H1N1 flu vaccine from a BCBS network provider. Read more about this important topic

Retirement Corner

Need Help with Retirement Planning?

The University of Texas System Retirement Program works with six authorized providers to give all UT employees the investment opportunities needed to ensure a successful and enjoyable retirement. 

Sometimes, though, finding the right path to retirement can be difficult.  That is why all six authorized providers have representatives who are available to UT employees at no cost. Read more on how to start taking advantage of this great free service.

Wellness Wise

Staying Quit Forever with our Great American Smokeout Challenge

Quitting smoking is the single most important step you can take in your life. Quitting is hard work; the last thing you want to do is return to smoking. To prevent a relapse, make sure that you have a plan for times of crisis, boredom, or loneliness. Learn about great resources/programs that are available to you and your dependents.

Great American Smokeout Challenge-Special Institution Events on Thursday, November 19th:

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Butternut Squash: Packed With Vitamin A and Delicious!

Butternut squash -- a member of the cucurbitaceae family, which includes gourds and melons -- is native to the Western Hemisphere and most likely originated in Mexico. Once called "the apple of God," the butternut squash was prized by American Indians, who believed its seeds increased fertility. Learn how to prepare this easy and delicious recipe!

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