STATE OF CONNECTICUT
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
May 22, 1997
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|ATTENTION:||Agency Heads, Payroll & Personnel Officers - Higher Education|
|SUBJECT:||1997-98 Health Insurance Rates for Higher Education Part-Time Professional Employees|
The attached bi-weekly health insurance rates for Higher Education Part-Time Professional Employees are for coverage effective July 1, 1997.
PAYROLL EFFECTIVE DATES: The changes announced herein will be effective on the following payroll periods:
|Bi-Weekly:||May 23, 1997- June 5, 1997|
|Payable June 20, 1997|
CHARTS: Attached are revised rates for charts "AA" through "HH". 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 1997 Employees Health Care Planner, which is being mailed in the middle of May, includes a schedule of all applicable bi-weekly payroll deductions.
PAYROLL PROCEDURES FOR SPECIFIC SITUATIONS:
A. For employees currently enrolled in the Blue Cross Advantage plan:
B. For employees currently enrolled in the Blue Cross Premier (POE) plan, no action is necessary unless the employee chooses to make a change. The present D/OE's and table numbers for the Premier plan will be used for the new State BlueCare Point of Enrollment plan.
C. For employees currently enrolled in the Blue Cross State Preferred plan: As a result of the three tier rate structure the employee premium share for the Subscriber Plus One coverage and Family coverage are no longer identical. The Subscriber Plus One employee premium share is now substantially less than the Family employee premium share. Because those eligible for Subscriber Plus One coverage cannot be identified by the Comptroller's office, the rate change for those employees cannot be made centrally. Employees enrolled in the Blue Cross State Preferred plan eligible for such Subscriber Plus One coverage should be encouraged to file a change form to switch to Subscriber Plus One coverage.
D. For employees currently enrolled in the Blue Cross State Preferred plan who reside outside of Connecticut:
QUESTIONS: Personnel or payroll staff who may have questions concerning payroll related procedures should call the Comptroller's Central Payroll 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.
PLEASE DO NOT REFER EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY TO THESE NUMBERS.
Very Truly Yours,
|CHART AA Blue Cross Preferred POS||00001||D/OEs= PRE-TAX 7K, POST-TAX 7I|
|CHART BB BlueCare Point of Enrollment||00077||D/OEs= PRE-TAX 6S, POST-TAX 6Q|
|CHART CC BlueCare Point of Service||00077||D/OEs= PRE-TAX 7V, POST-TAX 7T|
|CHART DD Kaiser Foundation Health||00006||D/OEs= PRE-TAX 6M, POST-TAX 6K|
|CHART EE M.D. Health||00259||D/OEs= PRE-TAX 6X, POST-TAX 6V|
|CHART FF BLue Cross Dental A&C||00159||D/OEs= PRE-TAX 5X, POST-TAX 49|
|CHART GG CIGNA Dental||00185||D/OEs= PRE-TAX 5Y, POST-TAX 52|
|CHART HH Blue Cross Out of Area||00001||D/OEs= PRE-TAX 7Q, POST-TAX 7N|
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