Effective September 1, 2023, Stephen F. Austin State University employees, retirees, and dependents will automatically have the same type of insurance coverage at the same coverage level through The University of Texas System as what they have through ERS on July 1, 2023, with the option to make changes if you wish to.
The University of Texas System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) would like to welcome employees and retirees from Stephen F. Austin State University to the UT System. OEB’s role in your employee and retiree experience is to provide you with a high-quality, cost-effective benefit program for you and your family members.
We will work closely with your SFA benefits and human resources offices to ensure your transition to the UT Benefits program, including the medical plans and optional benefits, are available and accessible to you beginning September 1, 2023.
Welcome Letter for SFA Members
Medical insurance with prescription drug coverage through UT SELECT™ Medical (for employees, non-Medicare eligible retirees, and non-Medicare eligible dependents of retirees) OR the UT CARE™ Medicare PPO (for Medicare-eligible retirees and Medicare-eligible dependents of retirees).
Enrollment in medical coverage includes, at no additional cost, $50,000 Basic Life and $50,000 Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment for Employees and $10,000 in Basic Life for Retirees.
Dental, Vision, Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Disability insurance. Plus, UT FLEX plans for Employees.
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Voluntary Group Term Life Insurance
- Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- UT FLEX
- Disability Insurance
How Does it Compare?
Compare your current Plan Year 2022-23 benefits —offered through ERS—with your new Plan Year 2023-24 benefit options under The University of Texas System.
For active employees who are considering retirement, our Getting Ready to Retire page has links to several resources to help you understand eligibility requirements and plan for your retirement.
The links below feature key details, plan descriptions, and highlights of your benefits to help ensure you get the greatest insurance value out of being an employee or retiree with The University of Texas System.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have any questions? Read our FAQs for more details.
If you have specific questions about an insurance benefit or a specific benefits question, please feel free to contact the insurance vendor directly, or you may also submit an email to the Office of Employee Benefits utilizing this specific email address for SFA employees and retirees: SFABenefits@utsystem.edu.
How to Enroll
Your initial enrollment into UT Benefits will be automatically done on your behalf to match your existing SFA insurance coverages to the same type of plan(s) within the UT Benefits program at the same coverage level(s).
For example, if you and your dependent(s) are in the SFA Medical plan, then you and your dependents will be automatically enrolled into either the UT SELECT Medical plan (for employees, non-Medicare eligible retirees, and non-Medicare eligible dependents of retirees) or the UT CARE Medicare PPO (for Medicare-eligible retirees and Medicare-eligible dependents of retirees).
As another example, if you’re enrolled in Short Term and/or Long Term Disability, you will be automatically enrolled in the UT Disability plan(s), as applicable.
Learn what benefits will you automatically receive starting September 1, 2023 based on your coverage on July 1, 2023.
Making or Changing Your Elections
Between August 21 and September 30, 2023, you can make changes to your 2023-2024 insurance elections. To elect or make other insurance election changes, please use the Manage your UT Benefits platform and make your insurance elections. Your access to the platform will be available on August 21, 2023. Specific instructions will be sent to you before then about how to access the platform.
Be sure to “save” your elections when you’re done, and review the election confirmation details for accuracy.
Included in your UT Benefits
In-person Enrollment Fairs
SFA, UT and the various UT benefit partners will be onsite at the SFA Recreational Center in late August. There will be presentations, an opportunity to visit and ask questions in person, and assistance with any enrollment you may wish to complete.
Tuesday, August 22 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm CST
Wednesday, August 23 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm CST
Thursday, August 24 from 9:00 am-noon CST