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UT SELECT Medical Premium Rates and Plan Design

The UT SELECT Medical plan administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is self-funded by the UT System. As a self-funded plan, all claims are paid by UT System through funds allocated by the State Legislature, UT System Institutions, and member out-of-pocket premium costs (for dependent coverage and for part-time employees, the portion of employee-only coverage).

The following chart reflects the cost of Basic Coverage for Employees for plan year 2012-2013 and the change from the previous plan year. The final column advises readers to review the article on the new Tobacco Premium Program.

Premium Rates for Plan Year 2012-2013

Basic Coverage*: Full Time Employees

Enrollment Tier New Monthly Out-of-Pocket Cost for Full-Time Employees Change from Previous Plan Year Ending on August 31 Additional Cost for Tobacco Premium Program
Employee $0.00 No Change $0 to $90 per month based upon tobacco user status (see article on Tobacco Premium Program for more details)
Employee & Spouse $207.98 $8.96
Employee & Child(ren) $217.52 $9.37
Employee & Family $409.57 $17.64

*Basic Coverage includes UT SELECT (medical and prescription coverage), plus the cost of employee $20,000 Basic Life and employee $20,000 Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment.

The following chart reflects the cost of Basic Coverage for Part Time Employees for plan year 2012-2013 and the change from the previous plan year. The final column advises readers to review the article on the new Tobacco Premium Program.

Basic Coverage*: Part Time Employees

Enrollment Tier New Monthly Out-of-Pocket Cost for Part-Time Employees Change from Previous Plan Year Ending on August 31 Additional Cost for Tobacco Premium Program
Employee $241.53 $10.40 $0 to $90 per month based upon tobacco user status (see article on Tobacco Premium Program for more details)
Employee & Spouse $576.12 $24.81
Employee & Child(ren) $540.06 $23.26
Employee & Family $859.48 $37.02

*Basic Coverage includes UT SELECT (medical and prescription coverage), plus the cost of employee $20,000 Basic Life and employee $20,000 Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment.

Plan Design

Based upon available funding and positive plan performance during the current benefit year (2011-2012), there will be no changes or cost increases for:

The UT SELECT Medical plan offers a robust list of preventive care benefits. To view a list of preventive care benefits through the UT SELECT plan as well as information on preventive care benefits as required by the Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform), go to our Living Well: Make it a Priority website.

Visit the OEB website for complete information about the current UT SELECT Medical plan and the current UT SELECT Prescription drug plan.