healthcare News

Law Lecture on Health Reform, Civil Rights

Jim Pyles

The merger of health reform, technology, and expanding civil rights is forcing government to re-evaluate the nation’s founding principles, such as the right “to be let alone.” A talk by alumni Jim Pyles, co-founder of one of the oldest free-standing health law firms in the country, will address this situation during a talk at noon on Friday, November 2, in the College of Law Room 132.

Improvements to UT Flexible Benefits Plan

Improvements have been made to UT’s Flexible Benefit program. Open enrollment for the program began October 1 and will run through November 1. Faculty and staff can find out more by attending information sessions set for 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 12, in the University Center Shiloh Room.

New Vision and Improved Flexible Spending Programs Offered

A new benefit has been added and another will be improved as employees consider additions and changes to their insurance and related benefits. New perks include a vision coverage plan and an improved flexible spending program with a debit card for eligible expenses. Open enrollment for faculty and staff who wish to elect and/or change their insurance and other benefits began October 1 and ends November 1.

UT Study: Number of Uninsured Adults Down, Lowest Total Since 2008

The number of uninsured Tennesseans has dropped to its lowest total since 2008, according to a UT study released today. The rate of uninsured children increased slightly from last year, however, going from 2.4 percent to 2.7 percent, the report states. These findings are included in “The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients 2012,” prepared by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Important Message About Partnership Promise Health Questionnaire

The deadline for completing the health questionnaire and health screening required by the Partnership Promise is June 30. To help you complete the health questionnaire requirement, the University of Tennessee has arranged for APS Healthcare to come to the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.

UT’s Baker Center to Sponsor Nursing Summit in Nashville

How can nurses help meet the challenges associated with federal health care reform in the delivery of primary care services to improve the health of Tennesseans? That question will be at the heart of a one-day Primary Care Nursing Summit to be held tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 4), at the Belmont University Curb Center in Nashville. The summit is being sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville.

Art Sought for Exhibit at UT’s Poverty and Health Care Mini-Summit

UT students and staff are invited to submit their paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, films/videos, mixed media and installations for a juried exhibit to be held in conjunction with the “Poverty and Health Care” mini-summit to be held on March 31 at the Baker Center.