July 2013 > Special ANNUAL ENROLLMENT Edition for UT System Employees > UT SELECT Medical

UT SELECT Medical Premium Rates and Plan Design

The UT SELECT Medical plan, administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas with prescription benefits administered by Express Scripts, 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, for a portion of employee-only coverage).

A four-page Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) will be available for the UT SELECT Medical and Prescription plan beginning on July 15, 2013.

Premium Rates for Plan Year 2013-2014 for Full Time Employees

The following chart reflects the cost of Basic Coverage* for Full Time Employees for plan year 2013-2014 and the change from the previous plan year as well as information about the Tobacco Premium Program.

Enrollment Tier New Monthly Out-of-Pocket Cost for Full Time Employees Change from Previous Plan Year Ending on August 31 Additional Monthly Charge for Tobacco Premium Program
Employee $0.00 No Change $0 to $90 per month based on tobacco user status (see the Tobacco Premium Program article for more details).
Employee & Spouse $214.22 $6.24
Employee & Child(ren) $224.05 $6.53
Employee & Family $421.86 $12.29

*Basic Coverage includes UT SELECT Medical and Prescription coverage plus employee $20,000 Basic Life and employee $20,000 Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage.

Premium Rates for Plan Year 2013-2014 for Part Time Employees

The following chart reflects the cost of Basic Coverage* for Part Time Employees for plan year 2013-2014 and the change from the previous plan year as well as information about the Tobacco Premium Program.

Enrollment Tier New Monthly Out-of-Pocket Cost for Part Time Employees Change from Previous Plan Year Ending on August 31 Additional Monthly Charge for Tobacco Premium Program
Employee $248.77 $7.24 $0 to $90 pre month based on tobacco user status (see the Tobacco Premium Program articlefor more details)
Employee & Spouse $593.40 $17.28
Employee & Child(ren) $556.26 $16.20
Employee & Family $885.26 $25.78

*Basic Coverage includes UT SELECT Medical and Prescription coverage plus employee $20,000 Basic Life and employee $20,000 Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage.

Plan Design

Based upon available funding and positive plan performance during the current benefit year (2012-2013), there will be no changes or cost increases for the 2013-2014 plan year for your:

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

Visit the Office of Employee Benefits website for complete information about the UT SELECT Medical plan and the UT SELECT Prescription drug plan.