STATE OF CONNECTICUT
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
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HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
Comptroller's Memorandum 2002-39
November 25, 2002
To The Heads of All State Agencies
|ATTENTION:||Personnel and Payroll Officers|
|SUBJECT:||Schedule of Self-Administered Health Insurance Billing Calendar Year 2003|
The attached health insurance schedules for calendar year 2003 are to be used in processing self-administered billing for all health insurance vendors. All reporting to vendors including payroll maintenance must be performed in accordance with the time frames in the schedules, except as noted.
For purposes of greater clarity, two schedules are attached. Schedule A covers payroll maintenance for current employee health insurance; Schedule B applies only to new employees indicating the initial month of coverage and the first payroll deduction based upon the month in which employment commences.
Please note the relationship of Columns 1, 4 and 5 in Schedule A. Health insurance coverage is based on a calendar month only and always begins on the first day of a month. If an employee's final paycheck covers only a partial vendor payment due in the month coverage terminates, the agency must implement one of the following procedures:
1) On or before the applicable transaction submission date for employee maintenance, obtain a cash payment from the terminating employee to complete payment for the effective month of coverage; or
2) Cancel the terminating employee's sub-group participation on or before the applicable transaction submission date for employee maintenance; or
3) If the applicable maintenance date for the terminating employee has passed, obtain a refund from the vendor.
The terminating employee's coverage through the agency sub-group will cease the last day of the month for which full payment was made to the vendor.
REMINDER: Employees must be offered COBRA continuation coverage at the time of termination. (See Comptroller's Memorandum 97-58, Continuation Medical and Dental Coverage, 11/21/97, for procedures, and Comptroller's Memorandum 2002-18, COBRA Continuation Coverage Rates, 5/22/2002, for rate information).
Please note: The contracts with the State's health insurance carriers expire on June 30, 2003; in addition, new benefits administration software for the CORE-CT project is in the configuration process. Therefore, the attached Schedules do not include data for the period commencing July 2003. An update to these procedures will be released.
Any questions concerning this subject should be directed to the Retirement and Benefit Services Division at 702-3535.
Attachments - Schedule A, Schedule B
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