UT Medical Coverage Monthly Premium Rates (includes prescription coverage)
*Basic Coverage includes UT medical and prescription coverage plus the cost of retiree $10,000 Basic Life Insurance
Medical Plan Benefits
View key plan features:
As a retired employee, the way your UT Medical Insurance works will vary depending on you and your dependents' Medicare eligibility and your (the retired employee's) employment status. You and your dependents must enroll in Medicare when eligible.
Benefits are available under UT SELECT and UT CARE for telemedicine visits, with an applicable copay. Effective September 1, 2021, telemedicine benefits cover services consistent with and determined by CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) as clinically appropriate for telemedicine. BCBSTX providers are aware of the CMS and AMA service guidelines.
UT SELECT members may contact the BCBSTX UT SELECT Customer Service at (866) 882-2034 with any questions.
UT CARE members may contact the BCBSTX UT CARE Customer Service team at (877) 842-7562 TTY 711.
For UT Retired Employees who Return to Work in a Benefits-Eligible Position at a UT Institution:
If you (or one of your dependents) is Medicare eligible, UT SELECT will be your primary insurance and work much the same as that of a regular active employee only with a secondary insurance through Medicare.
If you and your dependents are not Medicare-eligible, your UT SELECT Medical plan works the same for you as it does for a regular active employee.
For Retired Employees no longer employed at UT in a benefits-eligible position:
If you (or one of your dependents) is Medicare eligible, you (and/or your dependent) will be enrolled into the UT CARE Open Access Medicare PPO plan. It is very important that you are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B if you are eligible for it. We recommend that you begin the enrollment process for Medicare Parts A and B at least 90 days prior to when you will no longer be employed in a benefits-eligible position. You can read more here about the importance of enrolling in Medicare at the appropriate time.
If you and/or your dependents are not Medicare-eligible, your UT SELECT Medical plan works the same for you as it does a regular active employee.
Other important information:
UT SELECT and UT CARE also provide Prescription Drug Coverage administered by Express Scripts.
The UT SELECT Medical Plan is a self-funded medical PPO plan administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a Division of Health Care Services Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
The UT CARE Medicare PPO is an open access Medicare Advantage PPO plan designed specifically for UT Retirees and their eligible dependents. The plan is sponsored by UT System and provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC), an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. On occasion, you may receive automated communications that reference plan name ‘Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage Open Access (PPO)SM.’ This plan name also refers to UT CARE Medicare PPO.
If you are planning your retirement, please see the Getting Ready to Retire section of this website.
- UT SELECT Medical
- UT CARE Medicare PPO
- Other Helpful Information
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
UT SELECT Customer Service (866) 882-2034
UT CARE Customer Service (877) 842-7562 TTY 711
24/7 NURSELINE (888) 315-9473
CONDITION MANAGEMENT (800) 462-3275
UT SELECT CLAIMS ADDRESS
P.O. Box 660044
Dallas, TX 75266-0044
UT CARE CLAIMS ADDRESS
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (Claims)
PO Box 4195
Scranton, PA 18505