For a summary of the health care options provided to CSU employees, please visit the State Comptroller’s website. The open enrollment period is typically during the month of May, at which time you can change your health insurance. If there has been a life-altering event, such as your spouse losing their job, you will be able to make changes to your health insurance plan outside of the open enrollment period.
Part-time state employees may sign up for a health care plan, however they must pay the entire premium. Part-time faculty who teach nine or more load credits a semester across the CSU, UConn, and/or Connecticut Community College Systems are now eligible to be reimbursed for the state’s share of their healthcare premiums. These faculty must pay for the benefit throughout the semester, but they will receive a reimbursement check for the total amount of the state’s share of the premiums at the end of the semester. For more information, please read the Comptroller’s Memo that covers this matter.
Part-time faculty who teach nine or more load credits a semester across the CSU, UConn, and/or Connecticut Community College Systems who have contributed to a retirement plan during their state service are eligible to receive retiree healthcare benefits (even if they have never received healthcare benefits from the state), and meet one of the two following additional requirements: (1) they go directly into retirement, and have five or more years of service at half-time or more or (2) they do not go directly into retirement but have 10 or more years of service at half-time or more. For this purpose, a semester as an adjunct faculty member (teaching more than 9 load credits between any of the state institutions) counts as one-half year of state service. For more information about retirement benefits, please contact your local Human Resources office.