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Insurance Insights

Contracts Awarded to Dearborn National and PayFlex Systems USA, Inc.

As posted in the March 2010 “A Matter of Health” newsletter, the Fully-Insured Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Plan and the UT FLEX Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Day Care Plans were submitted for competitive bid to the Texas Marketplace. By state law, UT System’s Office of Employee Benefits is required to request competitive proposals for each insurance plan offered at least once every six years. This process ensures that vendors contracting with UT System offer plans and services that are competitive with the current marketplace and that UT System plan participants continue to receive the best possible benefits at the lowest possible overall cost. Learn more about our partnerships.

Update to the UTFlex Website

Introducing a new Debit Card Activity feature available for PayFlex Card users!  Now you can view your card status, outstanding card transactions and provide your debit card receipts all in one place. With this new feature, you can keep your card active simply by uploading documentation online! Read more about the new updates.

Retirement Corner

Six Facts You Should Know  Before Borrowing from your UTSaver Account

You may be able to borrow from your UTSaver 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) or your UTSaver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan, but is it a good idea?  The terms may seem attractive compared with other alternatives. Use these six facts you should know before you borrow.

Wellness Wise

UT System Institutions join in National Employee Health and Fitness Day to encourage employees to stay active

National Employee Health and Fitness Day is celebrated annually on the third Wednesday of May.Thousands of employers from all sectors join in celebrating and promoting the health of America's workforce to the individual employee , their family and our Nation. Presented Nationally by the National Association for Health and Fitness all employers are encouraged to participate.

See list of events that will take place during the month of May at your institution.

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.Learn how to improve your skills for making wise health decisions.

 

Healthy Tip of the Month

Five Nutrients Your Child May Be Missing

America's children are missing out on five essential nutrients critical to their growth and good health. Coming up short are calcium, fiber, magnesium , vitamin E, and potassium , according to the latest "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" from the U.S. government.

Are your kids getting enough of these vital nutrients? Read on to find out which nutrients your child may lack, why, and how to get these five essential nutrients back into your child's diet.

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.

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Your Local Benefits Office: http://www.utsystem.edu/benefits/contacts#1