Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer
Health Care Fraud: What UT SELECT Participants Should Know
Health care expenditures make up a large part of federal and state budgets, and certainly most family budgets, too. In the United States, more than $2 trillion is spent on health care every year. The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association estimates that at least 3% (more than $60 billion annually) of health care expenditures are related to health care fraud*. Health care fraud costs the average family of four over $200 a year. Learn more.
Confirm your Annual Enrollment Elections are Accurate
Employees should check their October 1 pay stub or earnings statement carefully to ensure that the Annual Enrollment elections are accurate. If the coverages listed on your earnings statement do not reflect the elections you made during annual enrollment, contact your Benefits Office immediately. Read more.
Take Advantage of National Save for Retirement Week
When it comes to saving for retirement, there is never a better time than today to assess your prospects toward meeting your goals. And with our nation’s leaders declaring Oct. 16 through Oct. 22 as National Save for Retirement Week, you have a great opportunity. Read more about what can you do now.
Life is a roller coaster
Just like the ups and downs of your life, your health experiences changes over time. That’s why it’s so important to check in on your well-being with HealthQuotient (HQ).
The HQ lets you track important health data and understand how lifestyle choices can directly affect your wellness. When you’re eating right and exercising regularly, you’ll likely see your health data such as cholesterol and glucose at healthy levels. HQ can be a source of pride and give you peace of mind. And, when you hit bumps in the road, HQ can be a good reminder to get back on track. Better yet, now that you have 100% coverage for preventive screenings received in-network, it’s easy to stay current with your health numbers so that you can update HQ each year. Learn more!
UT SELECT Medical now provides 100% coverage for Preventive Screenings
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 and meet certain screening eligibility requirements. Learn more and make your preventive care screening appointment today.
Healthy Recipe of the Month
This versatile, nutritious tuber combines sweet, earthy undertones with a wealth of nutrients. A little trivia: Sweet potatoes are related to the morning glory family, not the potato. People in the northern United States seem to prefer sweet potatoes with a more mealy consistency, while those in the South like their sweet potatoes with a more moist, sweet texture. Learn more!