University of Texas System

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University of Texas System (Keeps statistics on tobacco-related health care costs.): Has information that relates to State funds expended for tobacco-attributable health care costs incurred by the State in providing health benefits to University of Texas System retirees, employees, and their dependents.

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The University of Texas System is located at 702 Colorado Street, Suite 6.600, Austin, Texas 78701, (512) 499-4616. The University of Texas System has information that relates to State funds expended for tobacco-attributable health care costs incurred by the State in providing health benefits to University of Texas System retirees, employees, and their dependents. Since 1990, the University of Texas System has provided health care benefits to its employees through its self-funded basic plan, self-funded HMO'S, and insured HMO'S. Prior to 1990, the UT System offered HMOs and non-HMO indemnity plans to its employees, retirees, and dependents. There was no self-funded plan prior to 1990. For each employee in the basic plan, the University contributes 100% of the costs. The University also contributes approximately 50% of the costs for dependents. Currently, the UT System has approximately 130,000 dependents, employees, and retirees participating in the various plans. Approximately 110,000 of the participants are enrolled in the self-funded plan. For the most recent year, the costs incurred by the UT System in providing health care benefits through its various plans was approximately $200,000,000.

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