Benefit Briefs Newsletter

The Benefit Briefs newsletter highlights important Texas A&M University System benefit changes and information about your insurance and retirement plans. The Benefit Briefs archives are available if you need past information.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Benefits Brief newsletter, please contact System Benefits Administration at employeebenefits@tamus.edu or call (979) 458-6330.

As the year continues, you may still face a range of challenges. Now, more than ever, we urge you to make the most of the resources, tools and support provided by your ComPsych Work/Life Balance Program. It’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed after the holiday season. Try these …

Livongo is Going Somewhere New

Your programs and benefits are moving to Teladoc Health. Livongo and Teladoc Health are becoming one brand, with one experience for all our members. You can use your same devices and get expert support, just in a new way. There is nothing you need to do at this time. Your …

Embrace a Healthy Heart

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each year, more than 1.5 million Americans suffer a heart attack or stroke. More than 800,000 of them die. Heart Disease and Stroke …

Anyone can experience a mental health condition. And if they do, friends and family can make a big difference in their recovery. Mental health conditions are common. More than 1 in 5 adults are affected. Mental health conditions are health issues that change a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or actions. …

Learn to Live Online Mental Health Program

Are you puzzled by how to lessen feelings of sadness, anxiety, or stress? We can help! Through our collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Learn to Live’s online mental health programs and resources are available to you and your family members (ages 13 and older on the …

While not every claim denial is so easily fixed, there are times a claim doesn’t get approved for reasons other than the service not being covered by a member’s health plan. Do you know what to do if a claim isn’t approved? Find Out Your Next Steps Do they have …

Have you had your Flu Shot?

Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu shot (as long as you don’t have a severe allergy to any of the ingredients). Certain people have a higher risk of developing complications if they contract the flu, including: Pregnant women Children under 5 years old Adults ages …

Virta Health

The Texas A&M University System is excited to introduce Virta Health. Virta is a virtual clinic that helps members eat their way to better health with care plans made just for them and support from health care clinicians, coaches, and digital health tools. Virta members can reverse type 2 diabetes, …

Have You Had Your Health Screenings This Year?

Whether it’s your annual wellness visit or your cholesterol test, it’s important to keep up with your health screenings. They play an important role in catching small health problems before they become big ones. Add your annual exam and health screenings to your to-do list to make sure they get …

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness

Eye Exams Can Lead to Early Detection of Major Health Concerns Your eyes serve as windows to the world, but they can also provide a glimpse into the overall health of your body. Regular eye exams can lead to the early detection, prevention, and treatment of many health issues. Below …

Diet, Diabetes and Tooth Decay

If you’re one of the 34 million Americans with diabetes, you’re probably aware that the disease can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body. What you may not know is that people with diabetes are more susceptible to developing oral infections and gum …

Gut health affects so much more than just our digestive system. A healthy gut helps maintain overall health, weight management, sleep quality, joint health, how we manage stress and anxiety, and more. Sign up for your new digestive health benefit at no cost to you: GIThrive. What can GIThrive do …

Children’s Eye Health and Safety

Children are susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems such as injury, infection, and increased nearsightedness. In support of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August, the American Academy of Ophthalmology provides information to the public that can help protect and preserve a child’s eye health for …

Dental Tips for Your Teens

Here is how to prepare your teen for a lifetime of health smiles. In the busy lives of teenagers, oral health may not feel like a top priority. However, dental decay is the most common chronic disease in young people between the ages of 6 and 19, according to the Centers …

Boost you confidence. Whether you’re just starting to save or nearing retirement, a financial consultant can help you establish your account and let you know where you stand. This can boost your confidence in pursuing your goals. It can fit into a busy schedule. In the same amount of time …

WebMD One Wellness Portal

The Texas A&M University System consistently strives to improve and provide useful tools that help you achieve your personal health goals. WebMD ONE will replace MyEvive beginning September 1, 2023 and will serve as our new wellness portal to connect you with your TAMUS benefits and support your unique health-related …

WIN Fertility Benefits

The Texas A&M University System is pleased to announce its partnership with WIN beginning September 1, 2023 to provide fertility benefits, guidance from nurse care advocates, and help navigating your care no matter where your journey takes  you. WIN provides individualized support to help you navigate your fertility journey. 24/7 …

By developing these simple habits, you can help protect your eye health. Wash your hands. Many vision-related diseases can be spread by touching in or near the eye with an unwashed hand. Safely handle and store contacts. Remember to avoid extended wear and to always toss your solution when it …

Things to Know about Allergies

Advice from Dr. Cynthia E. Collings Spring brings blooming trees, warmer winds, and loads of pollen. If you have allergies, and many of us do – it’s the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.1 – the sneezing, runny nose, and puffy eyes are telltale signs that pollen …

Wondr™ Health

The Texas A&M University System is offering you Wondr™ , a digital, behavioral science-based program— at no cost to you. Learn clinically-proven skills that easily fit into your life for long-lasting, real results with a program that is built around YOU— not the other way around. What is Wondr™? Wondr™ …