Category: SEBAC

UPDATE: Pension Re-Amortization Discussions 7/18/19

UPDATE: Pension Re-Amortization Discussions 7/18/19

SEBAC and the Lamont Administration have completed their discussions on pension re-amortization in accordance with the recently passed biennial budget and have reached an agreement. It keeps the parties’ commitment to make no change in pension benefits. The agreement will be submitted to the General Assembly for approval. This is part of our continuing effort […]

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SEBAC Responds to Gov. Lamont Proposed COLA Change

SEBAC Responds to Gov. Lamont Proposed COLA Change

Leaders of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) issued this response to Gov. Lamont’s proposal to reduce future pension benefits: “State budgets now and into the future include nearly $2 billion a year in savings provided by state employee union members through three savings agreements negotiated over the past decade. By agreeing to hard wage freezes, reduced pension […]

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SAG Award

SAG Award

If you were a participant in the Alternate Retirement Program (ARP) as of September 2010, you should have received a letter from the Retirement Division with regard to the SEBAC ARP Grievance Award. All employees who received the letter will need to complete the SEBAC ARP Grievance Award transfer form (CO-994a), regardless of electing to […]

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Are You a Smart Shopper?

Are You a Smart Shopper?

Through your Connecticut healthcare benefits, you can now compare costs for medical services and earn cash rewards for being a “smart shopper.” Register by visiting VitalsSmartShopper.com or call 1.844.328.1579. When your doctor recommends a medical procedure (i.e., colonoscopy, mammogram, surgery), visit the website or call to search for a high quality, lower cost option in your area. […]

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IRS to Issue Ruling on SEBAC ARP Grievance Award

IRS to Issue Ruling on SEBAC ARP Grievance Award

Seven years after the Retirement Service Division asked the IRS for a private letter ruling on the SEBAC ARP Grievance Award (SAG Award), the IRS is in the process of agreeing that the implementation of the SAG Award will not adversely affect the tax-qualified status of the affected plans. What is this about? Allegations were made by […]

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SEBAC 2017 Agreement: Pension Deduction Increases to Be Seen in 2/2 Paystub

SEBAC 2017 Agreement: Pension Deduction Increases to Be Seen in 2/2 Paystub

You may have already been notified, but we wanted to make sure that you heard that the pension deduction increases will be seen in the February 2nd paycheck. The increase was effective on October 1, 2017 but the Comptroller’s Office was not able to implement the change until now. SEBAC provided the following question and […]

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SEBAC Statement on GOP Attack on State Employee Benefits

SEBAC Statement on GOP Attack on State Employee Benefits

While we certainly want to share our warmest wishes for a prosperous 2018 for you and your family, we’re also reaching out today with an important heads-up. Late in December, Republican legislative leaders began circulating false claims about the labor cost savings produced by the agreements you and your colleagues ratified last summer. To be […]

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SEBAC Implementation Update: Medicare Advantage

SEBAC Implementation Update: Medicare Advantage

For those on Medicare, the transition to Medicare Advantage will take place on January 1, 2018. To answer questions, United Healthcare has prepared information, which can be viewed here. If you are a retiree and are unable to attend an informational session, please make sure to review their Powerpoint Presentation.

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SEBAC Information: Preferred Providers, Smart Shopper & Sites of Service

SEBAC Information: Preferred Providers, Smart Shopper & Sites of Service

As part of the 2017 SEBAC Agreement, some changes were made to healthcare to save money for the State while continuing to provide a high level of care for our members. What were the changes? Tiered Provider Networks (Preferred Providers) waive the current $15 co-pay for primary care providers and specialists who have been found to […]

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Healthcare Changes as of 10/1

Healthcare Changes as of 10/1

As part of the SEBAC Agreement, as of Oct. 1, 2017, some changes have been implemented to the state’s available health plans. For a comprehensive explanation of what’s new, please visit the State Comptroller’s website.   Here is a look at how you can avoid being hit hard in the pocket book by these Health Plan […]

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