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Benefits EnrollmentóBy the Numbers

Approximately 200,000 employees, retirees and dependents at UT System’s nine academic universities and six health institutions are enrolled in a benefits plan through UT System. Overall, the employee, retiree and dependent enrollment totals at UT System institutions continued to expand during the past year. The table below summarizes enrollment of all benefits eligible subscribers* and dependents by plan type effective September 1, 2009, with enrollment increases/decreases (over September 2008 enrollment) noted in parentheses.

Summary of Enrollment by Plan—September 2009

Group Insurance Plans
Subscribers* (Increase/Decrease from Sept. 2008)
Dependents (Increase/Decrease from Sept. 2008)
Total (Increase/Decrease from Sept. 2008)
UT SELECT Medical (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

98,143
(+1,980)

73,494
(+2,652)

171,637
(+4,632)

UT SELECT Dental (Delta Dental)

64,742
(+1,673)

57,520
(+2,005)

122,262
(+3,678)

Dental HMO (Assurant)

12,284
(-72)

10,624
(-293)

22,908
(-365)

Vision (Superior Vision)

61,800
(+2,539)

54,009
(+2,376)

115,809
(+4,915)

Voluntary Group Term Life (Fort Dearborn Life)

51,382
(+989)

46,972
(-331)

98,354
(+658)

Voluntary AD&D
(Fort Dearborn Life)

37,199
(-269)

41,622
(-357)

78,821
(-626)

Short Term Disability
(Fort Dearborn**)

23,451
(+4,796)

n/a

23,451
(+4,796)

Long Term Disability
(Fort Dearborn**)

38,457
(+2,762)

n/a

38,457
(+2,762)

Long Term Care (CNA)

5,720
(-80)

936
(+40)

6,656
(-40)

UT FLEX Medical
(PayFlex)

19,639
(+1,292)

n/a

19,639
(+1,292)

UT FLEX Dependent Care (PayFlex)

2,534
(+47)

n/a

2,534
(+47)

*Subscribers include employees (active and leave), retirees, surviving spouses, and COBRA participants
**New disability plan administrator 9/1/09

Benefits Reminder

Check Your September Paycheck!
Check your first pay stub or earnings statement after September 1st carefully to ensure that your Annual Enrollment elections are accurate. If you discover an unintended Annual Enrollment benefits election due to administrative error, contact your Benefits Office immediately.

For more information on Annual Enrollment election errors, review the September 2009 “A Matter of Health” newsletter at http://www.utsystem.edu/benefits/newsletter/articles/09sep_ben.htm.

Contact Us

If you would like a specific topic discussed or have a question you would like answered in a future issue of this newsletter, please send your suggestions to benefits@utsystem.edu.

UT System Employee Benefits Website: www.utsystem.edu/benefits/
UT System Retirement Programs Website: www.utretirement.utsystem.edu
Your Local Benefits Office: www.utsystem.edu/benefits/contacts.asp#1