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2021 Annual Enrollment and Benefits Fair

Annual Benefits Enrollment for UT Dallas benefits-eligible employees will open Thursday, July 15, and continue through Saturday, July 31. During this period, you may enroll in or change your plan year 2021-2022 insurance benefit elections, sign up for or re-enroll in UT FLEX, and add or remove dependents from your coverage plan. This is a great opportunity to learn what is new and make changes that meet your needs. It is also important to review your life and AD&D insurance beneficiary designation. You may add or make changes, as applicable.

By July 15, employees will receive an email invitation to enroll from UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) and UT Dallas Office of Human Resources. To review your current benefits and enroll for 2021-2022, log in to the My UT Benefits using your UT Dallas Net ID and password. To get the best experience during your enrollment, see the supported browser information. Internet Explorer 11 and Edge Legacy are no longer supported. You may enroll between July 15 and before midnight of July 31.

Virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair

UT Dallas will be hosting a Virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair from July 19-31. This year’s theme is Connecting the Pieces — featuring educational opportunities, games, fun connection activities such as the Show and Tell, UTD Got Talent and Karaoke, online connection with vendors and 24/7 access to benefits and wellness information. Come and visit the virtual benefits fair, where you can find benefits information and connect all the benefits pieces that best fit you and/or your family. You also may access the events by clicking the . Check out all your options and piece them together to create your own benefits masterpiece by clicking the . We encourage you to visit at least 20 online booths to complete your passport and register to win the prize drawings. You also may grab some benefits information in PDFs and fill up your online Benefits Bag then download and save or email your bag contents to you.

To access the benefits information via phone, download the UT Dallas Benefits Fair App via Google Play and Apple App stores during the annual enrollment period and receive a set of puzzle food containers.  To redeem your puzzle containers, visit the HR-Benefits Office (AD 3.418) and show us the downloaded Benefits Fair App on your cellphone between noon to 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug.1-31.

Catapult Health will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, July 19-20 to provide free on-site health checkups. Appointments are available to all UTSELECT and UT CONNECT medical plan members: employees, retirees and covered dependents. Space is limited, so sign up today at timeconfirm.com/utdallas.

Highlights of Benefits Changes for Plan Year 2021-2022

There are no premium rate changes on the medical, dental, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance benefit plans for the plan year 2021-2022. Age and salary-based benefits premiums may change depending on your age and salary as of Sept. 1, 2021. See rates on the Annual Enrollment Highlights for Employees.

Medical Plan Changes

Disability Plan Updates

Vision Plan

Superior Vision and Superior Vision Plus premium rates will decrease. See rates on the Annual Enrollment Highlights for Employees.


Important Reminders

New Hires, Newly Benefits-Eligible Employees and Employees with Life Event Changes between July 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2021

Employees with Life Event Changes between July 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2021

If you experience a life event change (i.e. marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.) between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021, you can make changes to your benefits within 31 days from the date of the event by accessing My UT Benefits. Click on My UT Benefits then click on Life Event under Manage Account on the righthand side menu. Then follow the online instructions.

Employees Who Are Hired or Become Benefits-Eligible between July 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2021

New hires and newly benefits-eligible employees have 31 days to enroll from their start date or benefits-eligible date. Employees who are hired or become benefits-eligible between July 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2021, will have to complete dual enrollment (2020-2021 and 2021-2022). The choices you make for your initial new hire or newly eligible benefits for the plan year 2020-2021 may also impact your 2021-2022 benefits. You must first enroll in your 2020-2021 new hire benefit election and then enroll for your 2021-2022 benefits.

While new employees have 31-days to enroll for benefits, we encourage employees hired in August to enroll in benefits as quickly as possible and not wait till the 31st day. This will avoid delays in processing your enrollment, ID cards and avoid double benefits deduction from your paycheck.

Review both plan years (2020-2021 and 2021-2022) enrollment to ensure changes to your benefits are accurate. If you do not make any annual enrollment changes, your 2020-2021 coverage will roll over except the UT Flex. According to the Internal Revenue Service guidelines, you must re-elect UT Flex each plan year. Also, Evidence of Insurability (EOI) will be required for life insurance if you do not enroll during your initial new hire enrollment period.

If you need assistance enrolling in your benefits, please email [email protected], or contact a Benefits Administrator directly via Teams. For more information about your benefits for plan year 2021-2022, visit the Annual Enrollment Section of the UT System OEB website.