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Insurance Insights

Fort Dearborn Life Launches New Brand Name: Dearborn National

Beginning January 4, 2010, Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company, the current provider for Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance for UT System employees, retirees and dependents, began a transition to market its products and services under a new brand name — Dearborn National™.  Read more about the name change and other important insurance topics.

Changing Your Group Insurance Benefits Mid-Year
As a UT System benefits eligible employee, retiree or dependent, you may make changes to your group insurance benefits during Annual Enrollment each year or following a qualified “change of status” event. Read more about what qualifies a member to change their benefits mi-year.

Retirement Corner

Starting out: A Primer for New Savers

You probably have some friends and family members who seem like natural born savers. But even if you do not fall into that category, you can still be successful with your finances.  Knowing how to effectively invest, save, and spend will help you make smart financial decisions. Read more about some of the choices to consider when thinking about investments.

Continuing to Save with your UTSaver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

With a new year comes new opportunities. If you are planning on retiring or leaving University employment,  remember that you can defer your unused annual leave payment into retirement savings if you have a UTSaver 457(b) DCP account in place before you leave UT employment. Before your last day on the payroll, inform your benefits office that you wish to deposit all or part of your annual leave payment into your UTSaver 457(b) DCP account.Read more on how to save today!

Wellness Wise

Helping Loved Ones with Heart Disease Eat Right

A heart healthy diet is one of the most important steps for a person with heart disease. Proper nutrition is essential to managing symptoms of heart disease and preventing further complications. Not only can proper diet help slow the artery-clogging process, but when combined with careful lifestyle modification, it may even stop or reverse the narrowing of arteries. Here are some strategies to help you plan meals for someone with heart disease.

Healthy recipe of the Month

10-Minute Marinated Veggie Toss

Make smart decisions when you cook at home. From prep methods to ingredients, the small choices you make have a big impact on your final product. Learn how to prepare this easy and quick meal!

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