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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Vision Benefits Explained

Did you know that you have vision coverage under both your medical plan and the optional vision plan if enrolled? The optional vision plan is administered by Superior Vision. It provides coverage for eye exams, eyeglass frames and lenses, and contact lenses. The...

Common Open Enrollment Dental Plan Questions

How is Delta Dental PPO different from DeltaCare USA HMO? The plans have different benefits, provider networks and requirements. Delta Dental PPO: With Dental PPO, you can see any dentist you wish and receive benefits, and you can go directly to any dentist without a...

Where Do I Get My Flu Shot?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that the single best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. If you are enrolled in one of the A&M Care medical plans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Express...

MyEvive Incentive Updates for FY22

New Plan Year – New Activities! Beginning September 1, when logging into MyEvive, you and your covered spouse may see up to 13 health and wellness activities on your Two-Step Wellness Program MyEvive Personalized Checklist (PCL). These may include your annual wellness...

Naturally Slim is now Wondr Health

Naturally Slim is now Wondr Health Our digital weight loss benefit has rebranded! Naturally Slim changed its name to Wondr HealthTM on May 13, 2021. Wondr Health is available to employees/retirees and their spouses who meet the Wondr Health participation requirements...

BCBSTX Fitness Program Enrollment Fee Waived

The BCBSTX Fitness Program enrollment fee is waived for the month of June! If you are enrolled in the Well onTarget fitness program, you now have access to BurnAlong. BurnAlong allows you full access to thousands of digital fitness videos and live classes– all at no...

Go For the Benefits Gold – MyEvive Challenge

The 2021 MyEvive Go for the Benefits Gold Challenge launches June 1st and ends June 30th. All A&M Care Plan enrollees can participate in the challenge for a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 donation to the charity of their institution’s choosing. What you...

Quick Reminders – June 2021

Grandchild Dependent Annual Re-certification According to Texas Insurance Code Section 1251.151, in order to be considered an eligible dependent, your grandchild(ren) must be claimed as a dependent on your income tax return. If you are an employee or retiree covering...

Understanding Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) lets you know when and how your claims are processed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. It isn’t a bill. It gives you a detailed look at the covered services and shows how much you may owe your provider after your benefits have...

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...

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...