Annual Benefits Enrollment

2021–2022 Benefits Plan Year

The annual enrollment period for the 2021–2022 benefits plan year is July 15 to 31.

During this period, you may make changes to your benefits elections, add or remove dependents and/or enroll in a flexible spending account.

Click here to learn more about each insurance and retirement plan partner in the My UT Benefits program. This site includes brochures, videos and contact information to help with your benefits elections for the new plan year.

Key Enrollment Dates

Annual Enrollment

  • Thursday, July 15 – Annual enrollment begins.

    •  Review annual enrollment resources and current benefits elections

    •  Employees: Log in to the My UT Benefits site for employees by
        –  Identifying UTMB as your institution
        –  Entering your UTMB user name and password

    •  Retired Employees: Log in to the My UT Benefits site for retired employees by entering
        –  User name: UTMBG (not case sensitive) + 6 digit employer ID + 00
            Example: UTMBG01234500
        –  Password: Last name (first letter capitalized) + 4 digits of Social Security number
            Example: Smith1234

    •  Review dependent eligibility requirements and beneficiary designations

  • Saturday, July 31 – Deadline for making benefits elections.

      Add or drop benefits coverage
      Add or remove dependents
      Enroll in UT FLEX program
    •  Declare tobacco user or non-user status
    •  Enroll in or make changes to voluntary retirement plan

  • Saturday, July 31 – Deadline for completing follow-up tasks.

    •  Review benefits confirmation statement within My UT Benefits portal and save or make copy
    •  Upload evidence of eligibility (EOE), or dependent documents, if required
    •  Submit evidence of insurability (EOI) if required
    •  Submit evidence of waiver (EOW) if required

    Please be advised that processing may be delayed if EOE, EOI and EOW documents are submitted between Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 15.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Benefits elections effective.

    •  Keep ID cards for plans that did not change

  • Friday, Sept. 10 – Premiums deducted.

    •  Review paycheck to ensure premiums are being accurately deducted

Important Reminders

As you make your benefits elections, please keep in mind:

  • Your current benefits coverage (except UT FLEX elections) will continue for the new plan year if no action is taken during the annual enrollment period.
  • If you do not want to make any changes to your current benefits coverage, it is recommended that you take a few minutes to review your elections and dependents to ensure they are correct.
  • You must actively enroll in the UT FLEX program each year; elections from 2020–2021 will not roll forward.
  • My UT Benefits may be accessed from any web-enabled device using the Safari web browser.
  • The recommended web browsers for accessing My UT Benefits when using a personal computer are Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 11.

Premium Changes for 2021–2022

The monthly premiums for Superior Vision will decrease:

  • Employee only coverage will decrease $0.88 for a monthly total of $5.02.
  • Employee/Spouse coverage will decrease $1.44 for a monthly total of $7.90.
  • Employee/Children coverage will decrease $1.42 for a monthly total of $8.10.
  • Employee/Family coverage will decrease $2.26 for a monthly total of $12.84.

The monthly premiums for Superior Vision Plus will decrease:

  • Employee only coverage will decrease $1.36 for a monthly total of $7.64.
  • Employee/Spouse coverage will decrease $2.10 for a monthly total of $11.98.
  • Employee/Children coverage will decrease $2.26 for a monthly total of $12.82.
  • Employee/Family coverage will decrease $3.20 for a monthly total of $18.10.

Short-term disability insurance will increase $0.03 per $100 from FY21, and long-term disability insurance will decrease $0.04 per $100 from FY21.

Plan Updates for 2021–2022

COVID treatment will be covered as "any other illness," with applicable copayments, deductibles and coinsurance. The cost of vaccine and testing will remain covered at 100%.

Physical and occupational therapy visits will increase from 30 to 35 visits per condition per year.

Short-term disability maximum benefit will increase to $850 per week, and long-term disability maximum benefit will increase to $15,000 per month.

For technical assistance with My UT Benefits portal:    (844) 870-0044
For assistance with enrollment:    benefits.services@utmb.edu     (409) 772-2630     (866) 996-8862

Download the App Today


We’re pleased to announce that your enrollment and online benefits management has gone mobile. Now you can view and update your benefits information in the palm of your hand by using the Benefitplace™ app on your phone or tablet.

With the app, you will be able to view your benefits information and account balances, update your coverage, store photos of your ID cards, and more. 

To install the app:

    1. Download the Benefitplace app, which is available from Google Plan and the Apple App Store
    2. Enter UTMBG as the company ID
    3. Log in using the your UTMB user name and password