Terms of Use

The information presented by HFBENEFITS.COM should not be considered complete, or take the place of a consultation with a physician or competent healthcare professional for medical diagnosis and/or treatment; or serve as an endorsement for any medical practice, physician, pharmaceutical product, medical device or software.

The information presented should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

Information obtained in www.hfbenefits.com is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment. See your physician or other qualified healthcare provider promptly with any healthcare related questions. Always consult with your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before embarking on any treatment, diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website or others. The information contained in www.hfbenefits.com is compiled from a variety of information providers. The Website, www.hfbenefits.com does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services.

Terms and Conditions of Use

The HealthFirst Third Party Administrator Website is an Internet-based source of healthcare information for health conscious consumers, patients, and professionals. Your use of the HealthFirst Third Party Administrator Website, though, is limited in important ways as outlined in the following Terms and Conditions of Use (“Agreement”). Please read them carefully.

Your License to Use the HealthFirst Third Part Administrator Website

Subject to the terms of this Agreement, HealthFirst Third Party Administrator and its related or affiliated entities (collectively “HFTPA”), grants you a limited, right and ability, which is (“License”) to:

Search and view information available through the HealthFirst Third Party Administrator Website (“Website”);

Download and make limited printouts of the information you view; and

Use the search tools and other services provided on the Website.

Your License is limited in a number of ways. For example, the only commercial use for which you may use, download or printout material contained on the Website is for your personal research and informational purposes. Any other commercial use, such as reselling access or creating course packs or posting information on another Website, is prohibited. You may not redistribute, retransmit, or publish any copyrighted material downloaded from the Website without written permission from HFTPA or the copyright owner. Your License terminates immediately, without any further action by HFTPA, if you breach any terms or conditions of this Agreement. You may not transfer or assign your license to any other party.

HFTPA is the owner or licensee of all rights in the Website, its content, software, and services. You have no right in such content, software or services not expressly granted in this Agreement.

You Should not Substitute Information on the Website for Professional Advice

The information, communications, and materials available on the Website are provided to you solely for informational purposes. Information, communications and materials available on the Website is not and should not be considered professional healthcare advice. Nor should you assume that information on a particular topic is complete. While the content provided through the Website is updated frequently, healthcare information changes rapidly and consequently some information on the Website may be out of date or, in the case of certain content sources, historic in nature. You therefore should not substitute information contained on the Website for consultation with qualified healthcare professionals; nor should you rely solely on information contained on the Website in rendering a diagnosis or considering a course of treatment.

HFTPA Is Not Engaged in the Practice of Medicine

The Website is designed to promote education regarding and concerning healthcare information. HFTPA expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any consequences related, directly or indirectly, to any use, misuse or interpretation of the Website or any other information provided or omitted in connection therewith and you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless HFTPA therefrom. HFTPA shall not be deemed to be engaged in the corporate practice of medicine as a consequence of providing the Website.

The Website is Provided As Is

HFTPA does not represent or warrant that any service or content provided will perform as expected or error-free. Further, HFTPA is not responsible for the actions of any other party who uses the Website.

Therefore, services provided through and information contained on the website are provided “as is” and as available. You agree to assume responsibility and the risk for your use of the website. HFTPA makes no, and hereby disclaims any, warranty of any kind, representations or endorsements, express or implied, including without limitations, implied warranties of title, noninfringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular use or purpose, any merchandise information or service provided on the website or the internet generally. Further, HFTPA disclaims any warranty that the website will be available at all times or will operate without interruption or error. HFTPA and its information providers make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, completeness or suitability of the services, merchandise, products, or information contained on the website.

You are Responsible for Your Use of the Website

You agree to be solely responsible for your use of the Website, and to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the Website or the internet generally.

Limitations of Liability

HFTPA, its affiliates, parental entities and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and information providers shall not be liable for any damages you may suffer or cause through your use of the HealthFirst Third Party Administrator website even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

HFTPA, its affiliates, parental entities and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and information providers shall not be liable for any direct, indirect (including, but not limited to damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and the like), incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of your use of or inability to use the website or any information provided by the website or downloaded from the website or any of its links. In no event shall HFTPA, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and information providers’ liability to you exceed U.S. $10.00 in the aggregate. The limitations stated in this section shall apply whether the asserted liability or damages are based in contract (including, but not limited to, breach of warranty), tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or any other legal or equitable grounds.

HFTPA is Not Responsible For Any Links To Or From Other Sites

The Website may contain links to other Websites operated by third parties, and other Websites may provide links to the Website. Such links are provided for your convenience only. HFTPA does not control these other sites and assumes no liability or responsibility for them, including any content or services provided to you by such site. You should not consider any link to or from a third party site as an endorsement of any such site by HFTPA unless HFTPA expressly states so.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold HFTPA, its affiliates, parental entities and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and any information providers to the Website from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees resulting from any violation of this Agreement (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Website.

This Agreement is Governed by Texas Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, United States of America, as such laws would apply to a contract fully negotiated, entered into, and performed in Texas.


You agree that any legal action or proceeding between HFTPA and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties’ obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the HFTPA Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. HFTPA’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. HFTPA may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

Other Miscellaneous Provisions

No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and UT Health East Texas as a result of these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Website.

Those provisions outlined here that normally (indemnification, disclaimer of warranties, limitations suit, etc.) would survive after you cease using the Website shall survive.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire and only understanding between you and HFTPA. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any policy or statement regarding your use of the Website, these Terms and Conditions shall govern. No modification or attempted modification of these Terms and Conditions by you shall be binding on HFTPA unless made in writing and physically signed by an authorized representative of HFTPA. HFTPA may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time.

Notices sent to you by HFTPA in connection with this Agreement may be delivered to you by electronic mail, a general notice on the Website, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail to your address on record in the HealthFirst Third Party Administrator Website’s account information. You may give notice to HFTPA at any time by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U.S. mail or overnight courier to the following address:

HealthFirst Third Party Administrator
Attn: Administrator
821 ESE Loop 323, Ste. 200
Tyler, Texas 75701

These Terms and Conditions are severable to the extent any term is deemed invalid, illegal or unenforceable.

Your use of the Website reflects your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Thank you for using the Website.