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 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.
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.
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
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!