Benefit Briefs

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.

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Featured Retirement Vendor: Fidelity Investments

The A&M System has 6 retirement plan providers to choose from to further invest in your future. Each Benefits Briefs issue, we will feature a retirement vendor. This month’s feature is Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments offers financial planning and advice,

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SEBAC Highlights

The System Employee Benefits Advisory Committee met for the second time during FY21 on February 9, 2021. The current state of the benefits plans was discussed. Below are some highlights from the meeting: Medical plan enrollment increased slightly. There are currently 55

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Wellness Webinars: Partner Programs

Learn more about the digital programs available to your through your health insurance plan! Livongo – Battling Diabetes and Hypertension *Eligibility: Must be diagnosed with diabetes or hypertension, have received communications from Livongo, and be an employee, retiree

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COVID-19 Updates and Extensions

The current extension of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 is in effect until 04/20/2021. The following extensions apply to the A&M System medical insurance plans, COVID-19 testing and treatment. Blue Cross and Blue Shield/A&M Care Plans The co-paym

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Glaucoma and Annual Eye Exams

Annual eye exams are important for identifying eye conditions like glaucoma. The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines glaucoma as a group of eye disorders that damage the optic nerve. The first sign of glaucoma is usually loss of peripheral, or side, vision. Anothe

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February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there is a lot you can do to prevent it. Each February, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and The Heart Truth celebrate Heart Health Month to encourage health

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Superior Vision Updates

MetLife announced in September that is has entered into an agreement to acquire Versant Health, the owner of the marketplace brands Davis Vision and Superior Vision. Superior Vision is the A&M System vision insurance plan provider. The transaction will expand the ne

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