Adjunct Faculty & Temporary Employee Benefits Information

Adjunct Faculty are eligible for the following:

  • Medical/Prescription Coverage at Group Rates (unsubsidized - unless teaching 9 or more credit hours per semester)
  • Dental Coverage at Group Rates (unsubsidized - unless teaching 9 or more credit hours per semester)
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan (Alternate Retirement Program)
  • Retirement Savings Plans

Adjunct Faculty Benefits

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.

2021-2022 Information

Health Care Planner - Specifically for Adjunct Faculty

Health Insurance Rates

July 2021-June 2022 - Adjunct Faculty Billed Monthly Premium

Adjunct Faculty Medical Refund Calculation:

Employees First Hired On or After 7/1/17
Adjunct Faculty Refund Calculation New Hires 2021-22

Employees First Hired Prior to 7/1/17
Adjunct Faculty Refund Calculation Non-New Hires 2021-22
2021-2022 Adjunct Enrollment Form

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 at retirement is based upon their contributions to the plan, the state's contributions to the plan and investment earnings.

The employee and employer contributions to the plan depend on your State of Connecticut hire date, as shown below:

First Hire Date Employer Pre-tax Contribution Employee Pre-tax Contribution
prior to 7/1/2017 8% up to 6/30/2017
7.25% (7/1/2017 -- 6/30/2019)
7.0% (7/1/2019 and later)
5%
7/1/2017 or later 6.5% Choice of:
6.5% (default)
5.0%

Plan contributions are invested at the direction of the employee 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.

Plan Document
Enrollment Form (CO-931h)
Beneficiary Form (C)-999)
Work with Prudential, the plan administrator, to explore the investment options available to you in the Alternate Retirement Program (ARP)
 

Retirement Savings Plans

Adjunct faculty are eligible to participate in the State’s 403(b) and 457 retirement savings plans administered by Prudential. More information about these plans is available at the following website: State of Connecticut Defined Contribution Plans.
Important Note: 457 payroll deductions are permitted only from the primary job record number.

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)

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.

Temporary Employee Benefits

2021-2022 Information

Health Care Planner - Specifically for Employees on Special Payroll
Health Insurance Rates

Enrollment Information

Special Payroll employees must contact HR to enroll in health coverage.