STATE OF CONNECTICUT
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MEMORANDUM NO. 2001-29
April 30, 2001
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
||Personnel and Payroll Officers
||2001 - 2002 Employee Health
AUTHORIZATION: In accordance with the provisions of
Section 5-259 of the Connecticut General Statutes and the SEBAC V Agreement, the
following has been approved for administration of the state-sponsored health
care insurance plans.
PAYROLL EFFECTIVE DATES: The bi-weekly health insurance
rates for the period July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002 are based on 26 pay
periods. Note that the annual premium for all the medical and dental plans have
increased. The employee share of the premium has also increased for all plans
except for individual coverage in POE-Gatekeeper plans. The changes announced
herein will be effective on the following payroll periods:
|June 1 - June 14, 2001
|| June 1 - June 15, 2001
||June 1 - June
|Payable June 29, 2001
|| Payable June 15, 2001
|| Payable June 29,
PLAN CHOICES AND CARRIERS:
- A. Medical Plans: This year Anthem and PHS (now known as Health Net) will
continue to offer their Point of Service and Point of Enrollment plans. In
addition, ConnectiCare is open to new membership and, for the first time, will
be offering Point of Service and Point of Enrollment options along with its
Point of Enrollment- Gatekeeper product. Also, the medical benefits of the
ConnectiCare plans are aligned with the schedule applicable to all Anthem and
Health Net options.
Additionally, there are two important changes in coverage
that take effect in the program on July 1, 2001. First, oral contraceptives,
which were previously covered only when medically necessary, will be treated in
the same manner as all other prescription drugs. And second, the distinctions
between behavioral health and physical health coverage that formerly existed in
the plan have been eliminated.
- B. Dental Plans: There are no benefit changes in the
available plans. Anthem will continue to offer their Indemnity Dental Care Plan
and the CIGNA Dental Care plan, a dental HMO, will continue to be available.
CHARTS: Attached are new and revised rates and charts
"A" through "N". Rate changes will be made centrally.
Paired D/OEs for both pre and post-tax deductions are provided on all charts.
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES: The health care planner mailed to
employees enrolled in a medical or dental plan includes a schedule of all
applicable bi-weekly payroll deductions, and a description of the available
PAYROLL PROCEDURES FOR SPECIFIC SITUATIONS:
Domestic Partner Enrollment
A. If an employee who has enrolled a domestic partner in
their health plan prior to the Open Enrollment period wants to change to another
carrier, the agency must send a copy of the Authorization Memo received from the
Comptroller's Office to the new carrier along with the enrollment form. If an
employee is changing to another plan with the same carrier, you do not need to
attach the Authorization Memo.
B. Contact the Comptroller's Payroll Services
Division to make the necessary payroll changes for an employee changing plans
and/or coverage class. Do not attempt to modify MSA health insurance entries
for an employee who has an enrolled domestic partner.
C. Employees who wish to enroll their domestic partner
during this Open Enrollment period must follow the procedures in Comptroller's
Memorandum 2000-13. Coverage will be effective July 1, 2001, provided the
Affidavit was signed in April, May, or June 2001.
Very truly yours,
Rate Charts A-N
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