Generally, employees can choose between two A&M care plans (PPO's) and FirstCare West Texas (HMO).
Under the A&M care plans, you may use any doctor, hospital or other provider and receive benefits. However, you receive higher benefits if you use a provider in the plan's network. The A&M care plans are administered by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas.
The Texas A&M University System recognizes the importance of fostering employee wellness. The Chancellor's Wellness Initiative includes a two-pronged approach: incenting employees to have an annual wellness exam with their physician and engaging employees in healthy behaviors through campus- and agency-based programs encouraging wellness.
Upon completion of the wellness exam incentive, employees will be eligible for the lower wellness premium rate on health insurance premiums for the upcoming benefit plan year.
Highlights of the Wellness Exam Incentive:
You may also contact BlueCross BlueShield member services (866) 295-1212 if you believe you have completed the exam incentive, but the information is not reflected in your BAM account.
The "Wellness Incentive Tips" includes a form that can be presented to your medical provider to explain the wellness incentive and what types of services will count toward the incentive.
In addition, the "Wellness Incentive Q&A" provides answers to many questions regarding the wellness incentive. If you have any questions about the wellness initiative, please feel free to contact either Patti Patterson, at extension 2117 or Harvey Hudspeth at extension 2116.
Pays benefits to your beneficiaries if you die or to you if a covered family member dies. Three plans are offered - Basic Life, Optional Life and Dependent Life. Basic Life provides you with $7,500 in life insurance, $5,000 in AD&D coverage and $5,000 in life insurance on your eligible dependent children. If you have system health coverage, you are automatically covered by Basic Life. Optional Life allows you to choose coverage of up to six times your annualized salary up to a maximum coverage of $1,000,000. Dependent Life allows you to cover your spouse and/or children. (Plans with varying coverage amounts are available.)
2013-14 Annual Enrollment Booklet for Employees