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Health Insurance for Adjunct Faculty

Required Orientation for Adjunct Faculty, Instructional Specialists and Special Payroll Lecturers

Benefits Information

Special Notes for Adjunct Faculty Who:

1. Are contracted to teach at least one course each semester and enroll for health insurance

2. 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 insureance eligibility over the full year.