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. 97 - 65

November 25, 1997

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

ATTENTION: Personnel and Payroll Officers
SUBJECT:Enrollment Extension for Long Term Disability Coverage

I. INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, which provides long term disability insurance to state employees as part of the Supplemental Employee Benefits Program, will be extending the opportunity for employees to enroll in the State of Connecticut Employee Voluntary Long Term Disability (SCEVLTD) program. This extension will allow employees who did not enroll previously to do so under guaranteed acceptance, without medical underwriting.

II. BACKGROUND

Comptroller's Memorandum No. 97-8, dated February 11, 1997, announced the establishment of the Supplemental Employees Benefits Program. In connection with the program, The Hartford issued information regarding SCEVLTD to all state employees and conducted open enrollment during the spring of 1997. Despite these efforts, there is concern that many state employees remain unaware of the SCEVLTD benefits.

III. ENROLLMENT EXTENSION

As part of the enrollment extension, The Hartford and its administrative services representative, Benefit Plans Design & Administration, Inc. (BPDA), will be contacting agencies throughout 1998, beginning in January, to arrange enrollment meetings with employees. Additionally, in an effort to conduct a personalized enrollment process, The Hartford and BPDA will be requesting that agencies provide certain employee personnel and payroll information which they intend to use to demonstrate the benefits of SCEVLTD on an individualized basis.

Subject to operating needs, agencies are encouraged to accommodate The Hartford so that they can speak to, meet with, and enroll employees.

IV. CONCLUSION

Administrative and related concerns regarding SCEVLTD or the Supplemental Employee Benefits Program may be directed to the Employee Benefits Unit of the Retirement & Benefit Services Division at (860) 702-3543. Thank you in advance for your assistance in conducting the SCEVLTD enrollment extension and in making this valuable benefit accessible to your agency's employees.

Very truly yours,

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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