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Annual Enrollment 2019

Annual Enrollment (AE) 2019

Annual Enrollment for your UT Benefits for the 2019-2020 plan year ended on July 31, 2019. Your requested benefit changes will be effective September 1, 2019. For benefit changes requiring Evidence of Insurability (EOI) or Evidence of Eligibility (EOE), changes will not take effect until the required EOI or EOE has been approved.

Please note important dates below:

  • Annual Enrollment period is July 15, 2019 through mid-night of July 31, 2019.
  • UT Benefits Enrollment Options (PIN) Letter should arrive via email or US Mail by July 15, 2019.
  • Deadline for submitting Evidence of Insurability (EOI) forms for Voluntary Group Term Life insurance and Short and Long Term Disability insurance is August 15, 2019.
  • Effective date for coverage(s) elected and approved during Annual Enrollment is September 1, 2019.

Stay Informed about AE and Your Benefits

Benefits Highlights as of September 1, 2019

UT Select Medical

  • Premium rates increase
  • Several NEW member engagement tools and resources:
    • Health Advocacy Solutions (HAS) customer service model
    • Telehealth benefit through MDLive
    • Livongo Health for members with diabetes and hypertension
    • Hinge Health offers exercise therapy
    • Nutritional counseling & dietary management through Omada Health (Naturally Slim program continues)
    • More seamless member experience between BCBSTX and ESI
    • Specialty medications will be dispensed exclusively through Accredo Specialty pharmacy or local UT pharmacies
    • 90-day supply of medications through Walgreens retail pharmacy and UT pharmacies for the same copayment as the mail order pharmacy
  • UT Health Network benefits continues (click here for details)
  • UT System Activity Challenge & Flu Shot Program continues

UT Connect Medical

  • Premium rates increase
  • Only available to employees/retirees living in the DFW area
  • Not available to Medicare participants

UT Select Dental & Dental Plus

  • Premium rates increase for the Plus plan
  • No premium rate changes for the Basic plan
  • No plan design changes

Dental HMO

  • No premium rate changes
  • No plan design changes

Vision & Vision Plus

  • No premium rate changes
  • No plan design changes

Group Term Life Insurance & Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • No plan design
  • No premium rate changes, however, premium rates are based on age band and salary as of September 1.

Short & Long Term Disability

  • No premium rate changes
  • No plan design changes

UT Flex Flexible Spending Accounts

  • MUST Re-enroll every Annual Enrollment
  • Maximum election for Healthcare Reimbursement Account (HCRA) increase to $2,700
    • And debit card will continue
  • No changes to Daycare Reimbursement Account (DCRA)

UT Flex Covers More Than You Think


Updated: June 2019