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Adjunct Faculty / Temporary Employee Benefits Information

 

Adjunct Faculty are eligible for the following:

  • Medical/Prescription Coverage at Group Rates (unsubsidized)
  • Dental Coverage at Group Rates (unsubsidized)
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan (Alternate Retirement Program)

Temporary employees, also referred to as employees on Special Payroll, are eligible for the following options:

  • Medical/Prescription Coverage at Group Rates (unsubsidized)
  • Dental Coverage at Group Rates (unsubsidized)

Information about these options is available below.

 

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Special Notes for Adjunct Faculty Who:

  • Are contracted to teach at least one course each semester and enroll for health insurance
  • Teach nine or more credit hours per semester across multiple State of Connecticut University/College Systems

The Office of the State Comptroller issued an Interdepartmental Memorandum on August 10, 2007 regarding State Sponsored Health Insurance for Adjunct Faculty. Effective with the 2007 fall semester, adjunct faculty hired to teach nine or more credit hours in aggregate per semester across multiple State of Connecticut university/college systems are eligible for reimbursement of the state share of health insurance premium costs subject to a number of conditions identified in the memorandum. Adjunct faculty will be billed for the monthly premiums. Interested adjunct faculty are asked to carefully review the conditions established by the Comptroller’s Office. The details of the program are provided in the memorandum.

The refund amount will vary based on the health options selected and dependents covered, as identified on the Health Insurance Refund Calculation.

Adjunct faculty who elect group health insurance and who are contracted to teach at least one course each semester of the academic year have the option to be paid over 26 pay periods. This will provide continuous health insurance eligibility over the full year.

Adjunct Faculty Benefits Planner 2017-2018

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Adjunct Faculty Benefits Rates

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Pension Election

The Alternate Retirement Program (ARP) is a defined contribution plan qualified under section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. An ARP member’s benefit is based upon their contribution to the plan and investment earnings.

The employee contribution to the plan is 5% or 6.5% (default) of your salary and is made on a pre-tax basis; the State of Connecticut contributes an amount equal to 6.5% of your salary.

Plan contributions are invested at the direction of the member in investment funds available under the plan. Prudential is the state’s administrator for ARP.

Please be advised that you are required to make a retirement election on or before your first day of employment; and that the election you make is irrevocable.

Temporary Employee Benefits Planner 2017-2018

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Temporary Employee Benefits Rates

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Waiver of Retirement Plan Participation

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COBRA Continuation of Health Insurance

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