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Free Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccine 2013-2014

Employees participating in the Partnership PPO and the Standard PPO may get a free flu shot and/or pneumococcal vaccine at a participating network pharmacy or your in-network doctor’s office.

Some local providers dropped from Blue Cross Network “S” after October 1, 2013

We have recently been informed by Blue Cross Blue Shield that the following local providers will no longer be in the BlueCross Network “S” after October 1, 2013

Social Security Payroll Taxes increase January 1, 2013

The government reduction in Social Security payroll taxes (“tax holiday”) ended Dec. 31, 2012. The employee tax rate for Social Security will return to 6.2% from 4.2%, resulting in 2 percent less in after-tax pay beginning in the first January 2013 paycheck.

For Your Benefit newsletter

For Your Benefit is a newsletter addressing the benefits offered to you as a UT employee.

Open Enrollment April 15-28 in Optional Term Life

As part of the new contract between the state and Minnesota Life, state and higher education employees will be offered a one-time open enrollment opportunity to enroll or increase coverage in the optional group term life insurance program. Everyone who had Unum coverage has already been transferred to Minnesota Life and can take advantage of this opportunity to increase coverage. Eligible employees not already participating in this plan may

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