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. Learn more.

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 note takers). 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 (2) 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.

Supplemental Benefits Program

State of CT Employee Benefits

Deferred Compensation Plans

Qualified Transportation Account 

Retirement

If you are planning on retiring, please submit a letter to the President and cc: Human Resources at least three (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
New Prudential Representative: Giancarlo DiRoma, Lead Retirement Counselor, (860) 819-6972

Plan Descriptions

State of Connecticut Retirement System Plan Descriptions:
http://www.ct.edu/hr/employee#retirement

Counseling Workshops & Benefits Estimator

Retirement Phone Numbers (Area Code 860)

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


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

Other Websites

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