UT Care

new medical plan for retirees


UT CARETM Medicare PPO (UT Care)

Overview 

  • All Medicare eligible retirees and dependents will be offered the new UT Care Medicare PPO plan.
  • UT CARE Annual Enrollment is November 1 – 15, 2022.
  • UT CARE medical coverage takes effect January 1, 2023.
  • UT CARE is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX).
  • UT CARE is an Open Access Medicare Advantage PPO Plan.
  • UT CARE benefits will be equal to or greater than the current UT Select plan. 
  • Retirees and dependents must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B to participate.
    • You will automatically be enrolled in UT Care if you are already enrolled in UT Select and in Medicare Part A and Part B.
    • If you are eligible but are not yet enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or Part B, you must contact the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Steps to Take Before November 15

  1. Confirm that your address is correct in My UT Benefits. To update your address, please contact Benefits at benefits@uta.edu or 817-272-5554.
  2. Access My UT Benefits during annual enrollment (November 1 -15, 2022) to make the following changes to your medical coverage:
    • Add or remove dependents
    • Enroll in UT CARE if you are not already enrolled in UT SELECT.Y
      • You must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B to be in UT CARE.
      • If you're not already enrolled in Part B, please contact Medicare to begin that process.
    • Decline enrollment in UT CARE (Opt out).
      • If you opt out, you will not have UT medical coverage, prescription coverage, or basic life insurance ($10,000), but will still retain any voluntary coverage.
      • You may re-enroll in UT CARE during future annual enrollment periods or within 31 days of a qualifying event.

Information and Resources

  

Contact Us: 

Office of Human Resources
Benefits Services
1225 W Mitchell St.
Suite 212, Box 19176
Arlington, Texas 76019
Phone: (817) 272-5554
Fax: (817) 272-7288
benefits@uta.edu