STATE OF CONNECTICUT
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MEMORANDUM NO. 97-22
May 14, 1997
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|ATTENTION:||Personnel and Payroll Officers |
|SUBJECT: ||1997-98 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 premium changes have been approved for state-sponsored health care insurance plans.
PAYROLL EFFECTIVE DATES: The changes announced herein will be effective on the following
| Bi-Weekly: || May 23, 1997- June 5, 1997|
Payable June 20, 1997
| Semi-Monthly: || June 1-15, 1997 |
Payable June 15, 1997
| Monthly: || June 1 - June 30, 1997 |
Payable June 30, 1997
CHARTS: Attached are revised rates for charts "A" through "I". 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 1997 Employees Health Care Planner, which is being mailed in the
middle of May, includes a schedule of all applicable bi-weekly payroll deductions. Employees on other
than a bi-weekly pay plan should be notified of the relevant rate changes.
PAYROLL PROCEDURES FOR SPECIFIC SITUATIONS:
- For employees currently enrolled in the Blue Cross Advantage plan:
- Shut off BC Advantage (D/OE 6D through 6H)
- Either enter the employees new choice of plan, OR if there is no choice by the employee,
change the D/OE to the corresponding D/OE for the new State BlueCare Point of
Enrollment plan. If no payroll action is taken, neither a state nor employee share payment
will be processed, as the D/OE's and table numbers will have a value of zero.
- For employees currently enrolled in the Blue Cross Premier (POE) plan, no action is
necessary unless the employee chooses to make a change. The present D/OE's and table
numbers for the Premier plan will be used for the new State BlueCare Point of Enrollment
- For employees currently enrolled in the Blue Cross State Preferred plan: As a result of the
three tier rate structure the employee premium share for the Subscriber Plus One coverage and
Family coverage are no longer identical. The Subscriber Plus One employee premium share
is now substantially less than the Family employee premium share. Because those eligible for
Subscriber Plus One coverage cannot be identified by the Comptroller's office, the rate change
for those employees cannot be made centrally. Employees enrolled in the Blue Cross State
Preferred plan eligible for such Subscriber Plus One coverage should be encouraged to file a
change form to switch to Subscriber Plus One coverage.
- For employees currently enrolled in the Blue Cross State Preferred plan who reside outside
- For employees who request a change by filing a new enrollment form and checking the
Out of State box, a change should be processed to the Out-of-Area plan. Note that this
plan exists for payroll deduction purposes only; the benefit schedule is identical to the Blue
Cross State Preferred plan, while the employee share payments are equal to the State
BlueCare Point of Service plan.
- Employees who do not request a plan change will have markedly increased payroll
deductions effective June 20, 1997.
QUESTIONS: Personnel or payroll staff who may have questions concerning payroll related procedures
should call the Comptroller's Central Payroll 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,
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