Employee Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

The State of Connecticut has selected Solutions as the approved vendor to provide the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EAP) to employees.  We all face challenges in life.  The Employee Assistance Program’s mission is to help you find solutions to those challenges, whether large or small.  Participation is voluntary and strictly confidential.

Open Enrollment

The Office of State Comptroller annually conducts an Insurance Open Enrollment period, which allows employees to make changes to their insurance plans. This is a time for employees to make changes such as; changing insurance company, plan level or adding dependents. Open Enrollment normally takes place during the month of May, with an effective date of change on July 1st.

Health Insurance

Affordable Care Act 
Health Insurance Planner for Full-time Employees
3% coverage for Retiree Health Coverage
Health Enhancement Program FAQ's

Health Plan Websites

Anthem BCBS 1-800-922-2232  (Provider Directory is located in the Campus Library)
Anthem Special Offers
Oxford 1-800-385-9055
Cigna 1-800-244-6224
Caremark-Prescriptions 1-800-318-2572  (formally PharmaCare)

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit of your payroll check is available for all employees (excluding student notetakers). With direct deposit, your net pay is electronically transferred into your personal savings or checking account. To participate, your bank, savings and loan association and/or credit union must be a participating member of the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), and you must complete Form CO-1040, Direct Deposit Authorization. After the Payroll Office has received the form, Central Payroll will send a pre-notification to your bank to verify your account. It takes approximately two payroll cycles for your first deposit to be made to your account. You MUST notify the Payroll Office immediately if you have made changes to your account or if you wish to cancel.  Failure to notify payroll when you close your account will restrict the availability of funds until they are returned from the bank to the State Comptroller.

Retirement

If you are planning on retiring please submit a letter to the President and cc: Human Resources at least 3 months in advance. Retirement date must always be the first day of the month.

General Information

CT State Employees Retirement Information
Mandatory Elections Memo
Plan Comparison Chart
ING College Rep: Marty Baron CFP, CLU, ChFC Phone: (800) 580-1606 Fax: (866) 237-3143

Plan descriptions

State of Connecticut Retirement System Plan Descriptions:
Alternate Retirement Plan (ARP)
Hybrid Plan
Teachers Retirement
Tier III July 1, 2011-Present
Tier II A July 1, 1997-June 30, 2011
Tier II July 2, 1984-June 30, 1997
Tier I Before July 1, 1984

Counseling Workshops & Benefits Estimator

Retirement Phone Numbers

Retirement Counseling Services 860-702-3490
Retirement Data Base 860-702-3515
Retirement Health Insurance 860-702-3533
Retirement Payroll Unit 860-241-8413
Teachers' Retirement Board   860-241-8413

Official Announcement of Employee Retirement

All interaction with the retiring employee remains confidential until the employee has signed the paperwork to initiate his/her retirement. Once the employee has made his/her final decision to retire we encourage the employee to share this information with his or her department. Once the employee has signed all the necessary forms with Human Resources to officially initiate the retirement, a retirement notification letter is sent to the employee's dean, director or department head. The intent of this announcement is not only to notify the department of the employee's retirement, but, also to instruct the department to complete an Employment Separation Form. Copies of this announcement are also sent to payroll and other departments as appropriate.

Employment Options after Retirement

A retiree under the State Retirement System has the option to continue working for the State without it impacting his/her retirement benefits as long as the employment meets one of the following criteria: position not to exceed 840 to 960 hours per calendar year (which factors out to approximately 120 days) teaching position up to 12 credits per calendar year

Additional QuickLinks

State Supplemental Benefits:

  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Universal Life Insurance
  • Auto & Home Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance

CT State Employee Credit Union