Category Archives: Healthcare/Retirement

The 2016-2021 CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining Agreement

CSU-AAUP members voted to ratify the CSU-AAUP/BOR Tentative Agreement and the SEBAC Tentative Agreement on July 17, 2017. Both agreements were passed by the Connecticut State House of Representatives on July 24 and then by the Connecticut State Senate on … Continue reading

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State Employees Announce Vote To Affirm Labor Cost Savings Agreement With The Malloy Administration

Agreement Will Save The State of Connecticut $24 billion In Coming Years HARTFORD – State Employees gathered in Hartford at the CSEA Union Hall Tuesday, July 18, 2017, to announce that union members have voted to affirm the concession agreement … Continue reading

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From CSU-AAUP President Elena Tapia: 2017 Cost Savings Framework Announcement Update

Dear Colleagues: Leaders of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) today met with officials from the governor’s administration as part of ongoing exploratory talks. We have voted to move forward with formal negotiations, based on an … Continue reading

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SEBAC Talks and CSU-AAUP Contract Negotiations Update

CSU-AAUP President and Chief Negotiator Elena Tapia gave an update on the CSU-AAUP Negotiations and the SEBAC Talks on Thursday, April 13, 2017. This is general information about the SEBAC Talks and more specific information about the local bargaining. When there … Continue reading

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If your legislator is Bob Duff, ask him to stand with working men and women!

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Q&A on Cigna serving as sole dental provider

CSU-AAUP received a number of questions and comments following the announcement that through competitive bidding, Cigna was selected as the sole provider of dental coverage for Connecticut employees and retirees beginning July 1, 2014. The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition … Continue reading

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HEP Compliance

While the Health Enhancement Program has already begun showing positive results in terms of improving health and lowering costs, there have been many glitches and imperfections in its beginning years of implementation.  Many state employees are still listed as non-compliant, … Continue reading

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New “Breakpoint” Agreement Improves Tiers 2, 2a, 3 & Hybrid Pensions

Increases for all members in Tiers 2, 2a & 3 and the Hybrid retiring on or after July 1, 2013 Change in pension multiplier affects all, but targets lower-paid employees A recent improvement to the formula used to calculate state … Continue reading

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“Salary Anomalies” and the Hybrid Retirement Plan

Are you in the Alternate Retirement Program (ARP) and interested in transferring to the Hybrid Retirement Plan but think you have a “salary anomaly?” Do you already have a “salary anomaly” review case pending? If so, please review the following … Continue reading

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Part-time faculty and the Affordable Care Act

How will the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect part-time faculty and staff who work at state colleges and universities?  Should some state employees investigate purchasing individual insurance through the ACA? Read the attached memo to find out.

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SEBAC responds to press reports about the Hybrid Plan

Recent media reports have created some confusion about the impact of the newly created Hybrid Plan – and particularly of employees who exercise their right to move from the ARP to the Hybrid Plan – on the finances of the … Continue reading

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CSU Presentations on Defined Contribution Plan “Asset Allocation Made Easier” Portfolios

The State of Connecticut and ING have teamed up with Morningstar Associates, a provider of investment advisory services for the retirement plan industry, to offer eight blended risk-based investment portfolios through the “Asset Allocation Made Easier” program for employees in … Continue reading

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Special Open Enrollment following Supreme Court’s Invalidation of DOMA

Recently the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) that effectively barred same-sex married couples from being recognized as “spouses” for purposes of federal law.  The purpose of the linked memorandum is to … Continue reading

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Notice to SERS, ARP, and Hybrid Plan participants

In March 2013, the State Comptroller and university Human Resources departments distributed information to eligible SERS (Tier II & IIA) and Hybrid Plan participants (see “Important Notice”). The letter states that “Beginning July 1, 2022 the Normal Retirement Date will … Continue reading

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Notice to ARP and Hybrid Plan participants (updated Q&A)

The State Comptroller and university Human Resources departments recently distributed information to eligible SERS (Tier II & IIA) and Hybrid Plan participants (see here). The letter states that “Beginning July 1, 2022 the Normal Retirement Date will be raised to … Continue reading

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Video of Hybrid Retirement Plan Discussion

Click here to view a video of the Hybrid Retirement Plan Discussion with SEBAC Attorney Dan Livingston that took place on 10/23/12 at CCSU. You must have Windows Media Player to play this content. Click HERE to download the correct player for your … Continue reading

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Handouts for the Hybrid Plan Presentation

SEBAC Attorney Dan Livingston presented information and answered questions at each of the four campuses about the Hybrid Retirement Plan. Please find the relevant handouts that were distributed at the meeting here.

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Q&A on the Health Enhancement Plan

Q&A on the Health Enhancement Plan

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Further Clarification on Hybrid 3/2

Further Clarification on Hybrid 3/2

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2/23/12 SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

2/23/12 SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

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2/19/12 SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

2/9/12 SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

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SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

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