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RETIREMENT AND BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
RETIREMENT & BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION MEMORANDUM
MARCH 14, 2003
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|ATTENTION:||Personnel and Payroll Officers, Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers|
|SUBJECT:||Procedures for Health Insurance for Laid-Off Employees|
Pursuant to a Stipulated Agreement dated March 13, 2003 between SEBAC and the State of Connecticut referenced in Office of Labor Relations (OLR) General Notice 2003-12a (dated March 14, 2003), health insurance for laid off employees will be determined in accordance with existing rules and practices as determined by the Placement & Training Committee, in concert with the Retirement & Benefit Services Division. Therefore, pursuant to Comptroller's Memoranda Nos. 2002-41 (dated November 25, 2002) and 2002-41A (dated March 6, 2003), the purpose of this communication is to advise of procedures to: (1) reinstate health insurance coverage for eligible laid-off employees; or (2) implement health insurance coverage for eligible laid-off employees.
Please understand that it is not the intent of this Stipulated Agreement to confer eligibility status on laid-off employees who either (1) declined continuation coverage upon termination or subsequent thereto, or (2) had their continuation coverage cancelled for failure to make required premium payments.
The following actions are immediately required on your part:
Questions regarding payroll procedures should be directed to the Comptroller's Payroll Services Division at (860) 702-3447; all other inquiries on this topic should be directed to the Comptroller's Retirement & Benefit Services Division at (860) 702-3535.
Very truly yours,
NANCY WYMAN, STATE COMPTROLLER
Steven Weinberger, Director
Retirement & Benefit Services Division
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