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A UT System Success Story

Photo of Bete Su Williams Bete Su Williams, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Learn what Bete Su did after being diagnosed with osteoporosis.

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What are your Health Goals?

The Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD HealthQuotient (HQ) helps you identify your personal health risks, provides recommendations for improving those risks, and informs you of the easy-to-use tools to help make healthy lifestyle changes. Complete the WebMD HQ, go to www.webmdhealth.com/ut.

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Gym Membership Discount

The Gym Membership Discount program is available to all UT SELECT Members.

  1. Log into http://bcbstx.com/ut
  2. On the right side navigation bar, under "Quick Links", click on "Fitness Program
  3. Once re-directed to the site, search for participating locations near you by entering your zip code and desired search distance below. Take the next step to becoming the fitter, healthier person you want to be by enrolling in the Fitness Program today.
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April 2011

You always hear about what you should be subtracting from your diet – soda, processed meat, and of course all those rich desserts. And while (unfortunately) those recommendations are good for your health, there’s actually a way to improve your well-being by eating more of something – colorful vegetables.

Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

Wait! Don’t Throw That “EOB” in the Trash!

In our busy lives, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with too much mail and email. It can be tempting to ignore your Explanation of Benefits (EOB). But whether you get your EOBs in the mail or electronically, if you toss them out without giving it some thought, you could be throwing money away. Your EOB can help you track expenses, understand your benefits, and avoid paying too much. Read More.

Legislative Watch

Stay up-to-date on the 82nd Legislative Session

As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, the 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature began in January and is now well under way. Over 5,000 bills have been filed and are moving through the legislative process. 

At this early stage, very little is known about which bills may progress and eventually become law and which will not. Because of this, it is still too early to predict exactly how the UT Benefits program may be affected. Read more about what to expect within the next few months.

Retirement Corner

Push your savings to the limit!

It's tax time again.  If you’re looking for a way to lower your taxable income while saving for your retirement, significant tax savings are available to you right now through your UTSaver 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) and UTSaver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP). Learn what you can do right-away.

Wellness Wise

Add to your diet with color!

You can improve your health and reduce your risks of certain diseases by adding colorful vegetables to your diet. Participate in the Nutrition Lifestyle Improvement Program to learn more about making good food choices and how to develop a plan you can follow. Learm about the tools available to you and your dependents.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Braised Chicken with Baby Vegetables and Peas

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Forego the packaged trimmed, peeled carrots labeled "baby carrots" and opt for small carrots with the tops attached. Trim the green tops to within one inch and refrigerate in the crisper drawer to keep themcrisp. Learn more about this Spring Veggies Dish!