|STATE OF CONNECTICUT|
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MEMORANDUM NO. 95 - 39
June 15, 1995
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|ATTENTION:||Personnel and Payroll Officers|
|SUBJECT:||Health Insurance for Laid-off Employees|
Pursuant to a 1992 collective bargaining agreement between the State of Connecticut and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC III), and Management Personnel Policy No. 92-1, an employee who is terminated as a result of lay-off (or non- renewal) from state service is eligible under certain circumstances for continuation of state-sponsored medical and dental coverage. The employer's portion of the cost of such coverage is paid by the Placement and Training Fund for up to six calendar months. Eligible employees are those who meet all of the following criteria:
Under SEBAC III, benefits will continue on a month-to-month basis, for a maximum of six calendar months of coverage, including the calendar month in which the employment terminates, unless the individual is (1) employed in another job with health benefits, or (2) rejects an offer of suitable state employment. In accordance with Section II, A, 4 of this Memorandum, please note that agencies should not discontinue coverage prior to expiration of six calendar months of coverage unless directed to do so by the Comptroller's Benefits Division.
In order to properly assess the Placement and Training Fund for the cost of health insurance under SEBAC III, the following procedures will become effective for the pay period ending June 22, 1995 (check date of July 7, 1995):
At the end of the extension period, or earlier if an employee chooses only individual coverage but previously had family coverage, COBRA continuation coverage must be offered in accordance with Comptroller's Memorandum No. 95-3, dated February 1, 1995.
For employees who have vested in the State Employees Retirement System at the time of lay-off, a form CO-944-V should be submitted with each vested rights application. Please refer to Retirement Division Memorandum entitled "Retiree Eligibility for Health Insurance", dated April 15, 1993, for further information.
Questions regarding payroll procedures should be directed to the Comptroller's Central Payroll Division , at (203) 566-5428; all other inquiries on this topic should be directed to the Comptroller's Benefits Division, at (203) 566-1742.
Very truly yours,
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