COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

COMPTROLLER'S MEMORANDUM NO. 2002- 19

May 22, 2002

ATTENTION: Higher Education Agency Heads, Payroll, & Personnel Officers, Chief Administrative Officers and Business Managers
SUBJECT: 2002 - 2003 Health Insurance Rates for Higher Education Part-Time Professional Employees

OPEN ENROLLMENT EXTENSION: The Open Enrollment period has been extended to June 10, 2002. The Health Care Options brochure that is mailed to employees announces this new date. To facilitate timely processing of changes, agencies should send enrollment forms and carrier change forms to the carriers as soon as practicable; they should not wait until the monthly processing deadline for July 2002 which is June 25, 2002

AUTHORIZATION: In accordance with the provisions of Section 5-259c of the Connecticut General Statutes and the SEBAC V Agreement, the following premiums have been approved for administration of state-sponsored health care insurance plans for Higher Education Part-Time Professional Employees, for coverage effective July 1, 2002. These premium rates apply to those employees in the above category who because of their employment status are ineligible for coverage paid in whole or in part by the State employer. 

PAYROLL EFFECTIVE DATES: The bi-weekly health insurance rates for the period July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003 are based on 26 pay periods. The annual premium for all medical and dental plans have increased. The changes announced herein will be effective on the following payroll periods: 

Bi-Weekly: May 31 - June 13, 2002 Payable June 28, 2002

PLAN CHOICES AND CARRIERS:

A. Medical Plans: For the 2002-2003 plan year, Anthem, ConnectiCare and Health Net will continue to offer Point of Service (POS), Point of Enrollment (POE), and Point of Enrollment-Gatekeeper (POE-G) plans. The medical benefits of all plans remain aligned.
 
An important change in coverage takes effect for all POS plans as of July 1, 2002. The office visit co-payment will increase from $5.00 to $10.00 in accordance with the provisions of SEBAC V. The co-payment for POE and POE-G plans will remain at $5.00.
 
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 "AA" through "MM". Charts are included only for those plans that apply to employees paying 100% of the premium. Paired D/OEs for both pre and post-tax deductions are provided on all charts.

NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES: The Employees Health Care Planner has been mailed to all employees who are enrolled in health insurance through payroll. The planner includes a description of the available options however, only the regular employee-share deduction amount is listed. Therefore, please inform those employees who are eligible to purchase coverage under the above statutes of the rates in this Memorandum.

QUESTIONS: Personnel or payroll staff who have questions concerning payroll-related procedures should call the Comptroller's Payroll Services Division at (860) 702-3463. Questions regarding other health insurance issues should be directed to the Comptroller's Retirement and Benefit Services Division at (860)702-3535. However, please refrain from directing employees to these numbers.

 

Very truly yours,

Nancy Wyman
State Comptroller

NW/SW/WPM

Attachment: Rate Charts AA-MM

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