- October 2008 > Insurance Insights
The UT System consists of nine academic universities and six health institutions. As of September 1, 2008, there are approximately 200,000 employees, retired employees, and dependents enrolled in at least one benefit plan through UT System. The table below summarizes current enrollment by plan for all UT System employees, retirees and dependents.
|Group Insurance Plans||Subscribers*||Dependents||Total|
|UT SELECT Medical (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)||96,163||70,842||167,005|
|UT SELECT Dental (Delta Dental)||63,069||55,515||118,584|
|Dental HMO (Assurant)||12,356||10,917||23,273|
|Vision Superior Vision)||59,261||51,633||110,894|
|Voluntary Group Term Life (Fort Dearborn Life)||50,393||47,303||97,701|
|Voluntary AD&D (Fort Dearborn Life)||37,468||41,979||79,447|
|Short Term Disability (Hartford)||18,655||n/a||18,655|
|Long Term Disability (Hartford)||35,695||n/a||35,695|
|Long Term Care (CNA)||5,800||896||6,696|
|UT FLEX Medical (PayFlex)||18,347||n/a||18,347|
|UT FLEX Dependent Care (PayFlex)||2,487||n/a||2,487|
*Subscribers include employees (active and leave), retirees, surviving spouses, and COBRA participants
Superior Vision Benefits ID Card
Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Care. With the beginning of the new benefits year September 1, 2008, the Office of Employee Benefits has received a number of phone calls and emails in the OEB mailbox regarding the layout and use of the Superior Vision ID card. The ID card (http://www.superiorvision.com/ut/Documents/SampleIDCard.pdf) features two identification numbers on the top right corner. The first identification is alpha-numeric and is recognizable as your Benefits ID number which also appears on your UT SELECT benefits card. This alpha-numeric number is your Superior Vision ID number that your provider will use to verify benefits over the telephone or through the Superior Vision website. You should use the alpha-numeric number to submit paper claims, also.
The numeric ID number is used primarily by providers who choose to receive authorizations through their fax-back authorization service and through the Provider Portal on Superior’s website. The numeric ID number is also useful since it can be utilized through any claims submission method.
Read more about your Vision benefits at the dedicated UT System Superior Vision website: http://www.superiorvision.com/ut/
The UT FLEX Grace Period runs from September 1, 2008 through November 15, 2008, and the deadline to submit UT FLEX claims for the 2007 – 2008 plan year is November 30, 2008.
For more information about the UT FLEX Grace Period and claim deadline, review the UT FLEX article (http://www.utsystem.edu/benefits/newsletter/articles/08sep_ben.htm) in the September 2008 “A Matter of Health” newsletter.
For more information about the UT FLEX accounts, visit www.utflex.com.
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