State of Connecticut

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. 2006 - 14

May 16, 2006

TO THE HEADS OF HIGHER EDUCATION STATE AGENCIES

Attention:    Higher Education Personnel and Payroll Officers, Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers
Subject:    2006 - 2007 Health Insurance Rates for Higher Education Part-Time Professional Employees

INTRODUCTION: As announced in Comptroller's Memorandum No. 2006-07 dated April 24 , 2006 the annual health insurance open enrollment period for state employees will be held from May 16, 2006 through June 16, 2006. The bi-weekly employee rates were set forth in that memorandum therefore; this memorandum establishes health insurance rates for Higher Education Part-Time Professional Employees.

ADMINISTRATION: The health insurance rates in this memorandum apply to higher education part-time professional employees who because of their employment status are ineligible for coverage paid in whole or in part by the State employer. In all other aspects, the procedures set forth in Memorandum No. 2006-07 shall apply to these employees.

NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES: Please inform your employees of the open enrollment period and the open enrollment fairs and direct them to the Comptroller's Web site at www.osc.state.ct.us to obtain the information necessary for them to make an informed choice during the open enrollment period.

The HealthCare Options planner mailed to all employees eligible for state-paid health benefits includes a description of the available options however, only the regular employee-share deduction amount is listed. Therefore, inform those employees who are eligible to purchase coverage under Connecticut General Statute Section 5-259c of the rates in this Memorandum.

QUESTIONS: Personnel or payroll staff who have questions concerning this memorandum should contact the Comptroller's Retirement & Benefit Services Division, Central Benefits Unit at (860) 702-3535. Kindly refrain from directing employees to this telephone number.

Very truly yours,

Nancy Wyman
State Comptroller

NW/TW

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