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A UT System Success Story

Photo of  Bob Armstrong Bob Armstrong, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Bob gained control of his diabetes.

See his video testimonial and read his interview >

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.

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.

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Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

Seek Treatment from a BCBSTX Network Provider & Save Money

Your UT SELECT PPO medical plan (administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas – BCBSTX) allows you the freedom of choice each time you need medical care to seek treatment from a BCBSTX network or non-network provider. There are significant out-of-pocket cost and administrative service differences between network and non-network providers. Read More.

Using Your PayFlex Debit Card at the Dentist

Dental procedures such as teeth cleaning, sealants, fluoride treatments, X-rays, fillings, extractions, dentures and other dental ailments are all eligible expenses that can be paid for with your PayFlex Card™. However, there are a few things to remember when using your card to pay for dental expenses. Read More.

Retirement Corner

A Simple New Year’s Resolution

On January 1st, most wage earners received an increase in their gross checks, thanks to the recently passed tax package. That's because the amount you usually contribute to the Social Security system, 6.2% of your first $106,800 of wages, was reduced to 4.2% for 2011.  For some employees, savings could be as much as $2,136 over the course of the year. What to do with that extra money?

Wellness Wise

Make New Habits Permanent

Go For It: Know exactly what you want — reduce LDL cholesterol, quit smoking, get regular physical activity, etc. Work with your loved one and the doctors to identify these goals. Read tips on how to make improvements in your health.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Chicken Enchiladas Verde

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This easy recipe works great as a make-ahead dinner and travels well for pot lucks. You can substitute prepared salsa verde wbut the fresh stuff is really good. Enjoy! Learn how to prepare this easy dish!