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. 2000-24

May 5, 2000

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

ATTENTION: Personnel and Payroll Officers
SUBJECT: 2000 - 2001 Employee Health Insurance Rates

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, 2000 - June 30, 2001 are based on 26 pay periods. The annual premium for all the medical and dental plans is unchanged. However, because the annual premium will be paid over 26 pay periods, instead of the 27 periods during the 1999 - 2000 benefit year, the bi-weekly employee share deduction will increase slightly. The changes announced herein will be effective on the following payroll periods:

Bi-Weekly: Semi-Monthly Monthly:
June 2 - June 15, 2000  June 1 - June 15, 2000 June 1 - June 30, 2000
Payable June 30, 2000 Payable June 15, 2000  Payable June 30, 2000

MEDICAL PLANS: There are no changes in the medical plan offerings for the period July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001.

Effective for July 1, 2000 coverage, all employees enrolled in ConnectiCare are required to pay the same employee share amount. Those employees who were paying the higher "old" ConnectiCare employee share rate will be transferred to the single "new" rate structure by the Payroll Services Division. No agency action is necessary if the employee is remaining in the ConnectiCare plan. ConnectiCare remains closed to new membership.

DENTAL PLANS: There are no benefit changes in the available plans. The patient charge for some CIGNA Dental Care Plan services increased slightly. Please refer employees with questions to CIGNA.

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 all active employees includes a schedule of all applicable bi-weekly payroll deductions. There will be no change in the employee share deduction for employees on other than a bi-weekly pay plan.

PAYROLL PROCEDURES FOR SPECIFIC SITUATIONS: Domestic Partner Enrollment

  1. 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.
  2. Employees who wish to enroll their domestic partner during this Open Enrollment period must follow the procedures in Comptroller's Memorandum 2000-13.

QUESTIONS: Personnel or payroll staff who may 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.

PLEASE DO NOT REFER EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY TO THESE NUMBERS.

Very truly yours,
Nancy Wyman
State Comptroller

NW/NM/WPM

Attachments:
Rate Charts A-N
Rate Schedule

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