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Annual Benefits Enrollment

The annual benefits enrollment period for UT Dallas benefits-eligible employees ended July 31. Elections made during annual enrollment will become effective for the plan year beginning September 1.

The highlights of benefits changes for plan year 2021-2022 are available online.

Your Oct. 1 paycheck will reflect benefit deductions for the coverage you selected during the 2021-2022 annual benefits enrollment. New hires, newly-benefits-eligible employees’ benefits enrollments, or life event changes made after enrollment may not be reflected on your October paycheck. If applicable, you may have retroactive contributions on your November paycheck.

The Office of Human Resources strongly recommends that you compare your paycheck’s benefits deductions with your benefits confirmation available to be printed or viewed through My UT Benefits.

You must report any discrepancies to the Office of Human Resources – Employee Benefits Services by Oct. 31. Discrepancies due to clerical/administrative errors that are reported by this date will be reviewed and possibly changed in accordance with the UT System administrative policy and requirements. The UT institution benefits offices are not permitted to approve any error reported beyond 31 days. All error correction requests beyond the 31-day period will be forwarded to the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) with appropriate explanation and documentation from the employee. If approved, OEB will determine the effective date based on the specific circumstances. All OEB decisions are final.

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact members of the HR Benefits Team directly via Microsoft Teams, or email questions to [email protected].

Managing Your Retirement

Visit the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) website for information about retirement and log on to the UTRetirement Manager to review your retirement savings. You may use “My Retirement Overview for TRS or ORP” to project how much you may need to save for retirement.

For information about retirement planning resources and guides, visit the Retirement section of the HR-Benefits website.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) State Contribution Change

Effective Sept.1, 2021, the TRS Member contribution will increase from 7.7% to 8.0% and the TRS State contribution rate will increase from 7.5% to 7.75%. The new rates will apply to all TRS-eligible compensation paid on or after Sept. 1, 2021.

For more information, visit the TRS Website.


UT FLEX participants will have some additional time to incur and submit their 2020-2021 UT FLEX Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts (DCRA). The deadline to incur new eligible expenses and the deadline to submit claims is Aug. 31, 2022. More details regarding UT FLEX updates are available for review on the OEB website.

For detailed information about your benefits, visit the UT System Office of Employee Benefits website and the Benefits Section of the UTD HR website.