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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Get Ready for Open Enrollment 2022

Open Enrollment for FY22: July 1-31, 2022 Open Enrollment is right around the corner and it is a great time to review your benefits. How often did you go to the dentist this past year? Are you filling maintenance prescriptions that might be cheaper through mail order?...

65 Plus Plan Opt Out

When retired members turn 65 and enroll in Medicare Part A&B, they are moved from the A&M Care Plan to the 65 Plus Plan. Currently, these retirees are given an opportunity to opt out of this move and remain in the A&M Care Plan. This will change in the new...

COVID claims by the numbers

The COVID-19 pandemic had a impact on the nation's health sector both in 2020 and 2021. COVID-19 claims and treatment costs have increased from 2020 to 2021 plan years. COVID-19 claims paid accounted for 4.2% of medical costs in 2021 as compared to 2.5% in 2020 5.9%...

OG Benefits provides customer service for The Hartford

OG Benefits advisors can help educate and guide members through Life Insurance options and claims. OG Benefits provides assistance with: Assist Texas A&M University System Employee's and Retiree's with questions on Hartford Life plans. Assist Texas A&M...

2nd.MD Specializing in Medical Certainty

Available to employees, retirees and their enrolled dependents on the A&M Care, 65 Plus and J plans, 2nd.MD offers medical second opinions and consultations with world-renowned specialists via video or phone conference. If you or a covered dependent are diagnosed...

The Hartford Optional Life Open Enrollment

Choosing the right amount of Optional Life insurance coverage is among the most important decisions you can make for your family. If they were to suddenly lose you they would also lose your paycheck. Life insurance can help provide income and financial support to your...

BlueCross BlueShield of Texas (BSBSTX) Outreach Calls

Your health plan includes support for you and your covered family members from nurses and other medical professionals called health advisors. This extra support is at no added cost to you. BCBSTX may call to help you: Get the care you need for serious illnesses and...

A&M System-Hosted COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held in the breezeway of the Moore-Connally Building (MCB) (click here for directions) on Thursday, December 16th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Anyone interested in receiving a primary (1st or 2nd) adult, or booster dose of the Moderna,...

Here for You for the Holidays

Professional Counseling Online with ComPsych GuidanceResources ComPsych GuidanceResources is the A&M System’s employee assistance program. Services available for you and your dependents include counseling with a licensed therapist, legal advice and resources,...

Navia Mobile Pay, Now Available

What is Navia Mobile Pay? Are you interested in a more convenient way to pay for Flexible Spending Account expenses? Do you prefer to use contactless payments? With Navia Mobile Pay you can quickly and easily pay for eligible benefit account expenses, both in-store...

Featured Retirement Plan Vendor

The A&M System has 6 retirement plan providers to choose from to further invest in your future. Each Benefit Briefs issue, we will feature a retirement vendor. This month’s feature is Pentegra. Pentegra has a variety of investment options on their TAMUS website...

Quick Reminders

Check your New Benefit Elections This is a good time to take a look in Workday and print your Benefits Summary for your records. Your annual deductibles restarted September 1 with the new plan year. Your October paycheck should be the first deduction of your newly...

Get Your Annual Eye Exam

Regular eye exams are important! An eye exam allows your eye care professional to get a sneak peek at the blood vessels at the back of your eye. This can help in the early detection of diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Your eye exam is one of the most important...

Flu Shot Clinics at Your Campus or Agency

It’s flu season! Now is the time to think about getting a flu shot. Some campuses and agencies are hosting on-site flu clinics.  It may even count as an eligible item on your MyEvive Two-Step Program Personalized Checklist to receive the lowest premium on your health...

New Student Insurance Behavioral Health Tool

Learn to Live launched July 1 for the AHP Student Insurance plan. Learn to Live is a digital behavioral health support tool. It also includes confidential online resources to help you manage your mental well-being and successfully confront life’s challenges. You can...