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UT Arlington offers a comprehensive insurance and retirement benefits program to employees and retirees. The staff of Employee Benefit Services focus on assisting you in understanding and maximizing the benefits programs offered to you. Our mission is customer based and service oriented.

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Annual Enrollment 2019-2020

Annual enrollment for the 2019-2020 benefit year began Sunday, July 15, and continues until 11:59 p.m., July 31. If you wish to change your benefits or re-enroll in UT FLEX, you must make these elections during the enrollment period. If you do not wish to make any changes, no action is needed. However, we recommend that you read the materials you are receiving, review your current coverage, and consider all available options for you and your family. Click on the link for more information: Annual Enrollment


A new option for medical coverage

This year, we are excited to introduce a second medical plan option, UT Connect, available to UT System employees and non-Medicare retirees in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. UT CONNECT provides access to a full range of adult and pediatric care through the Southwestern Health Resources Network. The network includes over 4,200 physicians (all UT Southwestern physicians, Texas Health Physicians Group, and other affiliated physicians in the DFW area), all UT Southwestern hospitals, Texas Health Resources hospitals, Children’s Health, and Cook Children’s Medical Center.

Other features include:

  • Administered through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • The same core benefits as the UT SELECT medical plan
  • Lower deductibles and copays
  • Lower monthly premiums for dependent coverage

However, to receive benefits through UT CONNECT, you must select a primary care physician (PCP) to coordinate your care, and you must receive all care from physicians, hospitals, and health care providers participating in the UT CONNECT network. Click on link for more information: UT Connect

UT Connect Presentation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)   (doc) 

2018-2019 Insurance Plans

Employees can expect no rate increases in 2018-19 for the UT Select medical plan and voluntary benefits such as the dental, vision, life and accidental death insurance, and long- and short-term disability plans. If you have any questions, contact the Benefit Services Department at or 817-272-5554.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information

Group Benefits Handbook, Plan Guides , Retirement and All Forms

Required Documentation for Eligible Dependents 

Documentation is now required for all dependents when adding coverage as a new employees, family status change or annual enrollment.  Documentation will be required even if the dependent has current coverage on another plan.

IRS Form 1095-C

Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage 

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, employers are required to send Form 1095-C to certain employees.  It will contain detailed information about your health care coverage. In February 2019, you may receive this form.

You will receive the form if you meet either of the two conditions listed below.  

  • Were enrolled in health care coverage from UT Arlington at any point in 2018
  • Worked an average of 30 or more hours per week 

It is important to keep the form for your records since you will need it to file your taxes for 2018.  You can view the blank form here on the IRS website.

We will continue to keep you informed on this important new tax document.

Stay Informed

Human Resources in alliance with UT System is committed to keeping you informed but you must do your part by watching your email for messages about your benefits and visiting the Benefits Web site or the UT System Office of Employee Benefits Web site for updates. Last, be sure your personal information is up to date to ensure you receive messages.  Email and Mail addresses or other information can be updated on UT Direct, Employee Services.

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