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Divorce or Legal Separation

Eligibility for Medical and Dental Insurance

Legal Separation/Divorce: Spouses are ineligible for state-subsidized medical and dental benefits as of the first of the month following the date of the legal separation. Former spouses are ineligible for state subsidized medical and dental benefits as of the first of the month following the date of the divorce. You are required to report the change in marital status with 31 days.  Continuation of coverage provisions are described in General Notice No. 2012-3 from the Office of Policy Management and the Office of Labor Relations.  You will need a personalized enrollment form to report your change in marital status and indicate whether or not you wish to continue the unsubsidized coverage.  You order the personalized form from Benefits:  Request for Personalized Benefits Form.    You must return the completed form within 31 days following your legal separation or divorce.  If you have questions, please contact Joanna Smith or call (860) 486-3034.

Retirement Benefits and Divorce

The Retirement Services Division of Office of the State Comptroller provides employees with guidance regarding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. Contact them directly at (860) 702-3480 or email osc.rsd@ct.gov.

Beneficiary Changes

Life Insurance
If you are enrolled and wish to change your beneficiary, you must request a form:

Basic Life Insurance through the State of Connecticut (Dearborn National):   request a personalized beneficiary change form from Benefits: Request for Personalized Life Insurance Beneficiary Form.  If you have questions, please contact Tony Velez or call (860) 486-0425.

Aetna Group Universal Life Insurance, contact Charles Dyson, College Benefits Group, at (860) 429-9000.

Voya Universal Life, contact Voya at (800) 842-8444.

Retirement
If you wish to change your beneficiary, complete a new form and send the original to Benefits at U5075. If you have questions, please contact Tony Velez or call (860) 486-0425.

Designation of Retirement System Tier-Plan-Beneficiary (CO-931h)
Prudential Beneficiary Designation (ARP, 403(b) and 457 participants)

Other Benefits
Review Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Additional Benefits in which you are enrolled and need to make changes, or not enrolled to determine if they may be of interest.

Update Personal Information
Self-Service users can view and update their personal information at any time by using the Self-service pages in our CORE-CT system.

  • Name
  • Work Address & Phone
  • Home Address & Phone
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Educational Degree
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Voluntary Identification of Disability Status

Tax Withholding
If you wish to change your tax withholding to reflect the change in your marital status and deductions go to Employee Self Service.

Direct Deposit
If you wish to change the account to which you are directly depositing your pay check go to Employee Self Service.

Employee Assistance Plan
If the change in your marital status is causing you problems on or off the job, call an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) representative for free confidential counseling and referral services. Information is available at the EAP website.