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A UT System Success Story

Photo of Terry WeberTerry Weber, The University of Texas at El Paso

Learn how Terry changed her life by joining programs available at UT El Paso.

See video testimonial and read interview >

New Tool For Your Smartphone from Medco

New on your smartphone: Get prescription safety alerts, reminders, and potential savings wherever you are! The brand-new Medco Pharmacy app helps you stay on track with taking your medications as prescribed. And it’s on your smartphone now—at no cost to you. Learn more this and other new online tools available from Medco.

Thinking About Quitting?

Smoking can have many harmful effects on your health: heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema, and more. Despite this knowledge, nicotine’s highly addictive nature makes quitting a tough challenge. Learn about great resources and programs that are available to you and your dependents.

Gym Membership Discount

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

  1. Log into Blur Access for Members on 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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August 2011

The way to wellness begins when you understand your health status and know exactly what you can do to improve it. That’s why you should take HealthQuotient (HQ) every year.

Annual Enrollment: Followup

Annual Enrollment Election Period Over

Annual Enrollment, the period when you can change your group insurance benefit elections and add or remove dependents from your coverage without a qualified change of status event, ended July 31, 2011. If you made an annual enrollment election, you should have received a confirmation statement email the next day. Review your annual enrollment elections on the confirmation statement carefully to ensure they are accurate. Learn more.

INSURANCE INSIGHT

Insurance ID Cards and UT FLEX Debit Cards for the 2011-2012 Plan Year

Insurance ID Cards
Because there are no changes to key benefits information such as deductibles, copayments, and customer service contact information for the UT SELECT Medical (including prescription), UT SELECT Dental, Assurant Dental, or Superior Vision plans for the upcoming 2011-2012 Plan Year, new ID Cards will not be issued this year to continuing participants in these plans. If you have newly enrolled in medical, dental, or vision coverage, you should receive your new ID Card(s) by September 1, 2011. Learn more about the insurance ID cards and UT FLEX Debit Cards for the 2011-2012 Plan Year.

Important Medicaid Notice for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The University of Texas System, as a group health plan sponsor, is providing this notice to you in compliance with the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) which was signed into law on February 4, 2009. If you or your dependent is covered or becomes covered under Medicaid or CHIP, you may be eligible for special enrollment rights and should contact the appropriate state agency as detailed in the notice. Learn more.

Retirement Corner

Important Information About Your UT Retirement Investment Options

As part of our ongoing commitment to offering a high quality retirement program, the Office of Employee Benefits in partnership with the UTRetirement Program Providers and our outside investment consultant regularly monitors each offered investment option  according to the criteria established in the UT Investment Policy Statement. The criteria includes but is not limited to) overall performance, objective, fees, fund management, and fit within the line-up. The goal is to maintain an array of investments to help you diversify your account according to your individual retirement planning needs, while offering an appropriate number that can be effectively monitored as part of our due diligence responsibilities. Learn more.

Wellness Wise

The Way to Wellness

The way to wellness begins when you understand your health status and know exactly what you can do to improve it. That’s why you should take HealthQuotient (HQ) every year. Learn about this tool available to you and your dependents and much more.

Reminder, Starting on September 1, 2011!

Free Preventive Care and Services – The UT SELECT Medical has always offered robust preventive care benefits including 100% preventive colonoscopy and no cost immunizations for children under 6 years of age. Now, with the implementation of health care reform, beginning September 1, 2011, certain additional preventive care and services will be available to you with no copayment or coinsurance as long as you see a network provider. Be aware that you may be responsible for some services received during an office visit if those services are not preventive. Some examples of services covered under this provision are, depending on your age. Learn more and make your preventive care screenining appointment today.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Healthy Grilled Burgers

Healthy Grilled Burgers

Better, Lighter Burgers. The great American burger has been gaining weight like a cartoon sumo wrestler lately. In fast-food joints and fancy restaurants alike, it's all about superdupersizing. The secrets to healthy burgers are now revealed. Learn more!