Health Benefits

Health Benefits

State of Connecticut Plan for the following Employees: UCPEA, AAUP (except adjunct faculty), Maintenance Employees in NP-2, Clerical Employees in NP-3, CT Police & Fire Union in NP-5, Law School Faculty, Management, and Confidential

Detailed information about the medical and dental options is available on the State’s Care Compass website. Below are quick links to the enrollment booklet and paycheck deductions:

2022-23 Health Care Options Planner for State of Connecticut Active Employees
2022-23 Biweekly Payroll Deductions for 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023

State of Connecticut Plan for Adjunct Faculty

Detailed information about the medical and dental options is available in the State’s Health Care Options Planner that has been modified for adjunct faculty. Please note that adjunct faculty do not participate in the Health Enhancement Program and are sent monthly bills for the coverages they select. Adjunct faculty who are enrolled in benefits and scheduled to teach the following semester will have their coverage automatically continued.

2022-23 Health Care Options Planner for Adjunct Faculty
2022-23 Billed Monthly Premiums

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.

2022-23 Adjunct Faculty Refund Calculation
2022-23 Adjunct Enrollment Form

State of Connecticut Plan for Temporary Employees (appointment term less than 6 months or work schedule less than 30 hours per week)

Detailed information about the medical and dental options is available in the State’s 2021-22 Health Care Options Planner that has been modified for temporary employees, also referred to as employees on Special Payroll. Please note that temporary employees who do not qualify for a subsidy do not participate in the Health Enhancement Program.

2022-23 Health Care Options Planner for Temporary Employees on Special Payroll
2022-23 Biweekly Payroll Deductions for Temporary Employees

Special Note for Temporary Employees on Special Payroll

While Special Payroll is intended for certain types of short term, temporary (6 months or less), seasonal or part-time professional staffing needs, occasionally a temporary appointment may exceed 6 months. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a special payroll employee under these circumstances may qualify for State of Connecticut subsidized benefits if s/he works at least 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month. Human Resources will notify any Special Payroll employees of their eligibility for subsidized benefits under the ACA.

Connecticut Partnership Plan for Graduate Assistants/Interns/Fellows

Graduate Assistants/Interns/Fellows are eligible to enroll in the medical and dental coverage through the Connecticut Partnership Plan that are detailed at the following website: https://hr.uconn.edu/ga-health-insurance/.

Plans for Postdoctoral Research Associates

Medical

Postdoctoral Research Associates are eligible to enroll for medical coverage through the Connecticut Partnership Plan. Below is more detailed information about the plan and the payroll deductions.

POS Medical Benefit Summary
State of Connecticut Partnership Medical Plan Document

2021-22 Biweekly Payroll Deductions for Postdoctoral Research Associates

Category Biweekly Payroll Deductions
Employee Only $25.48
Employee +1 $51.73
Family $75.68

Rates are subject to change each year on September 1 and are communicated during the annual open enrollment.

Dental

Postdoctoral Research Associates are eligible to enroll for dental coverage through the State of Connecticut Plan. Detailed information about the dental options is available on the State’s Care Compass website. Below are quick links to the current enrollment booklet and paycheck deductions:

2022-23 Health Care Options Planner for State of Connecticut Active Employees
2022-23 Biweekly Payroll Deductions for 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023