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Summary

All benefits-eligible employees, retirees and eligible dependents may participate in the UT SELECT medical plan that is a PPO administered by BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas.  This plan provides the flexibility to see any provider, with the greatest benefit for those inside an extensive provider network.

MD Anderson is proud to provide free coverage for full-time employees and additional benefits for part-time employees. MD Anderson employees may read more about this program from within the network.

With appropriate documentation, employees may waive coverage and receive other benefits at no charge.  

 

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Best Features

  • Free coverage for full-time employees and retirees
  • Flexibility to see any doctor, worldwide coverage
  • Free $20,000 in life insurance ($6,000 for retirees)
  • Free $20,000 in accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Extensive wellness opportunities
  • Extensive overseas coverage and services

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Enrollment Opportunities

Based on federal law, employees may make changes to their benefits only at the times specified below.

At Hire

Within 31 days of hire, benefits eligible employees may add or change benefits.

Moving to a Benefits Eligible Position

Employees moving from a non-benefits eligible position to a benefits eligible position have 31 days from this change in status to complete their benefits enrollment. 

At Annual Enrollment

Benefits eligible employees may make any changes to their benefits once a year, without a change of status during annual enrollment, which occurs each July.

Family Status Change

Certain events in your family or changes in your dependent’s employment or coverage may enable you to make changes to your benefits outside of annual enrollment. These events, known as Family Status Changes or qualifying events, allow changes to benefits that are consistent the event. (Ex: add medical coverage to your newborn child.) 

Benefit changes and supporting documentation must be received by myHR within 31 days of the event. Learn more about these qualifying events and documentation requirements.

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Eligibility

Full-time Employees

You are eligible for benefits as a full-time employee if:

  • You work at least 40 hours per week, and
  • Your appointment is expected to continue for at least 4 ½ months, and
  • You are not currently insured by another state-sponsored medical insurance plan.

Part-time Employees

You are eligible for benefits as a part-time employee if:

  • You work at least 20, but less than 40, hours per week, and
  • Your appointment is expected to continue for at least 4 ½  months, and
  • You are not currently insured by another state-sponsored medical insurance plan..

Part-time benefits eligible employees who are enrolled in the medical plan may also receive additional benefits. MD Anderson employees may read more about this program from within the network. 

Dependents & Required Documentation

See for adding dependents to your medical coverage. 

Evidence of Insurability

Evidence of Insurability (EOI) is the record of a person's past and current health events and is used by insurance companies to verify whether a person can be approved for coverage.  See Evidence of Insurability to determine if completing an EOI is required. 

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Resources

Rates - Employee

Rates - Retiree

UT SELECT Medical Benefits Summary Chart Quick Overview

UT System medical benefits

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UT SELECT Benefits Guide 

UT Benefits Handbook for Employees

UT Benefits Handbook for Retirees

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Contact Information

UT SELECT (BlueCross and BlueShield)
866-882-2034
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST

myHR
713-745-6947

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Contact Information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield
866-882-2034

myHR 
713-745-6947
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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