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Chapter 401 meeting scheduled for Thursday Jan. 4 canceled due to snowstorm

The Chapter 401 meeting scheduled for January 4, 2018 is canceled due to the impending snowstorm.

The next meeting will be February 1st with a United Healthcare Representative as the speaker.

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P-4 Council Meeting Rescheduled

Due to a potential snowstorm, The P-4 Council meeting which had been scheduled for January 4 has been postponed until Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 pm.

Happy New Year!

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Social Security Letter About Medicare Part D

Attention All Retirees,

In the near future, you will be receiving (if you have not already received) a letter from Social Security telling you that you have been dis-enrolled from Medicare Part D, or that they will no longer deduct your prescription drug coverage income-related monthly adjustment amount from your monthly benefits.  Do not panic – because you will be receiving another letter soon afterward letting you know that you have been re-enrolled in Part D under United Healthcare.  This is all a part of the switch for Medicare-age retirees to the Medicare Advantage Plan and is a part of the mandated administrative process.  You will not lose your coverage or your reimbursement.  You can disregard the letters, but don’t discard them, just keep them on file.

 

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ParaEducator Council Quarterly Meeting

CSEA SEIU Local 2001

ParaEducator Council Quarterly Meeting

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

WHERE: CSEA Union Hall

760 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106

 

WHAT: Steward training and latest Supreme Court case on Right to Work States

 

Breakfast provided • Door prizes!

 

CONTACT: Cynthia Ross-Zweig @ Tcasnz@aol.com

 

ALL CHAPTER MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!!

 

760 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106 • (860) 951-6614 Fax: (860) 951-3526

Toll-Free 1-800-894-9479 • www.csea-ct.com

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Attention Retired State Employees:

If you have received a letter from silverscript stating that you are being disenrolled, do not panic. Medicare advantage will be taking over your prescriptions as soon as silver script ends.   Your new Medicare Advantage coverage will begin automatically on January 1 2018.  You as an individual will not need to sign up for anything, the state of Connecticut is automatically enrolling you in Medicare advantage as a state retiree.

On the pharmaceutical side, that means that United will be providing coverage (as on the medical), rather than the current Silverscript/Caremark arrangement.
We have learned, as some of you have already heard, that Silverscript sent out letters without prior approval of the Comptroller’s office.  The letter correctly indicated that members would no longer have Silverscript coverage as of 1/1/18, but failed to mention that they would continue to be covered by the State Employee plan (through United).   So some members may be very confused and concerned.  The Comptroller’s office has directed Silverscript to send out apology letters, and members will get further correspondence from United as well.

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CSEA Layoff Intake Form

Attention CSEA Members:  If you or your coworkers have received layoff notices, it is important that you complete the following online form.  This form will help us ensure that your contractual rights are being followed, file grievances on your behalf when your rights are violated, and keep you up-to-date with any developments.

Click Here to Complete the CSEA Layoff Intake Form

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2017 and 2018 P3B Council Meetings

P-3B COUNCIL, CSEA/SEIU Local 2001

 

Please mark the following dates in your calendar for the P3B Council Meetings this year.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m.; Council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

 

P3B Council Meetings:           October 25, 2017.     November 15, 2017.    

February 21, 2018.     March 21, 2018.     June 13, 2018.

 

See csea.ct.com  P3B Council site for meeting agenda.

 

By this notice, and in accordance with P-3B By-laws, we are issuing the following call for nominations:

P3B Council Vice President.

P3B Council Secretary:

 

According to our P-3B By-laws, members elected to office will serve up to a two-year term.  Descriptions of officers’ responsibilities may be found in the P-3B By-Laws located on CSEA’s website at www.csea-ct.com/p3b.

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P3A 40 Hour Work Week Survey

Please click the link below to complete the P3A 40 hour work week survey.

Pursuant to the new P3A contract language in Article 18, Section 3, each agency with P3A members shall maintain a volunteer list of P3A employees seeking additional hours as part of their regular assignment.  This survey will collect the data necessary to create the lists for the respective agencies. Placement on the volunteer list will not guarantee a 40 hour work week assignment.

Even if you do not wish to move to a 40 hour work week, please complete this survey so we know your preference.

Employees may add or remove themselves from the agency list semi-annually.  The removal dates have not yet been determined.

Click Here To Complete The P3A 40 Hour Work Week Survey

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United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Information Meeting Schedule

Below is the United Healthcare Medicare Advantage information meeting schedule. Please note that most dates have two separate meetings that you can attend, one in the morning and one in the afternoon at each venue. These meetings are open to all state retirees and soon-to-be state retirees.

2017 State of CT Proposed Educational Meeting Schedule V3
Proposed Day Meeting Time State County City Venue Address
10/2/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Litchfield Winsted Crystal Peak 164 Torrington Rd
Winsted, CT 06098
10/3/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Litchfield Winsted Crystal Peak 164 Torrington Rd
Winsted, CT 06098
10/4/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Hartford Hartford Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area 100 E River Dr
East Hartford, CT 06108
10/5/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Hartford East Hartford Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area 100 E River Dr
East Hartford, CT 06108
10/6/2017 9AM- 11AM CT Hartford Rocky Hill Sheraton Hartford South Hotel 100 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, CT  06067
10/9/2017     Columbus Day      
10/10/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Hartford Weatogue (Simsbury proper) Riverview 10 Winslow Place
Weatogue, CT 06089
10/11/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Hartford Weatogue (Simsbury proper) Riverview 10 Winslow Place
Weatogue, CT 06089
10/12/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Hartford Hartford Connecticut Convention Center 100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT  06103
10/13/2017 9AM- 11AM CT Hartford Bristol Doubletree by Hilton Bristol 42 Century Drive
Bristol, CT 06010
10/16/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
MA Hampden Springfield Hilton Garden Inn Springfield 800 Hall of Fame Ave
Springfield, MA 01105
10/17/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Tolland Ellington Ellington Ridge Country Club 56 Abbott Road
Ellington, CT 06029
10/18/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Tolland Bolton A Villa Louisa 60 Villa Louisa Road
Bolton, CT 06043
10/19/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Tolland Bolton A Villa Louisa 60 Villa Louisa Road
Bolton, CT 06043
10/20/2017 9AM- 11AM CT Tolland Ellington Ellington Ridge Country Club 56 Abbott Road
Ellington, CT 06029
10/23/2017 9AM-11AM MA Barnstable Hyannis Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis 35 Scudder Ave,
Hyannis, MA 02601
10/24/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT Windham Willimantic Eastern Connecticut State University 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
10/25/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT Windham Grosvenor Dale Knights of Columbus Council 2087 1017 Riverside Dr, North Grosvenor Dale, CT 06255
10/26/2017 9AM-11AM CT Windham Willimantic Eastern Connecticut State University 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
10/26/2017 3PM-5PM CT New London Mystic Hilton Mystic 20 Coogan Blvd,
Mystic, CT 06355
10/27/2017 9AM-11AM CT New London Mystic Hilton Mystic 20 Coogan Blvd,
Mystic, CT 06355
10/23/2017 9AM-11AM FL Volusia Daytona Beach The Plaza Resort & Spa 600 North Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL  32118
10/24/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
FL Palm Beach West Palm Beach Holiday Inn Palm Beach-Airport Conference Center 1301 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
10/25/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
FL Lee Fort Myer Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr
Fort Myer, FL  33913
10/26/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
FL Sarasota Saratota Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Saratota, FL 34236
10/27/2017 9AM-11AM FL Marion Ocala Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocala Conference Center 3600 SW 38th Ave,
Ocala, FL 34474
10/30/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT New London Uncasville Mohegan Sun 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
10/31/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT New London Uncasville Mohegan Sun 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
11/1/2017 9AM-11AM CT New London Norwich Hilton Mystic 20 Coogan Blvd,
Mystic, CT 06355
11/1/2017 3PM-5PM CT Middlesex Cromwell Radisson Hotel Cromwell 100 Berlin Rd
Cromwell, CT 06416
11/2/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT Middlesex Westbrook Water’s Edge Resort & Spa 1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
11/3/2017 9AM-11AM CT Middlesex Cromwell Courtyard Hartford Cromwell 4 Sebethe Dr
Cromwell, CT 06416
11/6/2017 9AM-11AM
1 PM-3PM
CT New Haven Meriden Four Points by Sheraton Meriden 275 Research Pkwy
Meriden, CT 06450
11/7/2017 9AM- 11AM
1PM- 3PM
CT Middlesex Westbrook Water’s Edge Resort & Spa  1525 Boston Post Rd Westbrook, CT 06498
11/8/2017 9AM-11am
1 PM-3PM
CT New Haven Branford The Woodwinds Wedding & Event Venue 29 School Ground Road Branford, CT 06405
11/9/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT New Haven Meriden Four Points by Sheraton Meriden 275 Research Pkwy
Meriden, CT 06450
11/10/2017 9AM-11AM CT New Haven Meriden Four Points by Sheraton Meriden 275 Research Pkwy
Meriden, CT 06450
11/13/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT New Haven Norwalk Norwalk Inn & Conference Center 99 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
11/14/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT New Haven Shelton Courtyard by Marriott Shelton 780 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484
11/15/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT New Haven Southbury Heritage Hotel and Conference Center 522 Heritage Rd
Southbury, CT 06488
11/16/2017 9AM-11AM
1PM-3PM
CT New Haven Norwalk Norwalk Inn & Conference Center 99 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851

 

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Upcoming Council 400 Retiree Meetings

The Council 400 Delegates Meeting is always held on the third Thursday of the month. 

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21st at 10am.

 

Chapter 401 (Hartford area):

Thursday, September 7th, 12:15 lunch, meeting at 12:45pm,
CSEA, 760 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT
Speaker:   Kevin Farmer, Director of Transportation for Seniors, Central CT
Tom Corrigan:  860-726-2110

 

Chapter 402 (Danbury area):
Wednesday, September 13th at 10am,
United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT
Speaker:   TBD
Dawn Gallagher:   203-748-2018

 

Chapter 403 (Norwich area):
Tuesday, September 12th at 1:30 PM
Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Dr., Norwich, CT
Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator
Carol Burgess:   860-859-3641

 

Chapter 404 (Waterbury area):
Thursday, September 14th 10:00 AM
Trinity Orthodox Church, 937 Chase Parkway (exit 17 off I-84), Waterbury
Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator
John Quinn:  203-804-0189

 

Chapter 405 (New Haven area):
Tuesday, September 12th at 1:00 PM
Energize CT, 122 Universal Dr., North Haven, CT
Speaker:  Sebastian Puglisi, Vice President, Western
Light lunch by Panera Bread will be provided at 12:30
Ron Osokow:  203-671-7685 or Bill Hill:  203-208-1682

 

Chapter 406 (Middletown area):
Tuesday, September 12th, 1PM
American Legion Post 75, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Dr., Middletown, CT
Speaker:  TBD
Joe Formica:   860-347-4532

 

Chapter 407 (Bridgeport area):
Wednesday, September 20thth at 12:30 PM Social,
St. Joseph’s of Stratford National Catholic
Church, 1300 Stratford Rd., Stratford (on Rt. 113 toward Sikorsky Airport)
Speaker:  Cigna Representative
Carol Donofrio:   203-888-2920

 

Chapter 408 (Willimantic area):
Wednesday, September 13th at 1:00 PM
Baptist Church, 945 Storrs Rd., Storrs, CT
Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator
Richard Pakenham:  860-456-2939

 

Chapter 409 (State University Professors)
Friday, September 22nd, 10AM
CSEA Union Hall, 760 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT
Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator
Dave Walsh:  860-684-4773

 

Chapter 410 (Windsor Locks area):
Monday, September 11th at 1:00 PM
Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge St., Suffield, CT
Speaker:  Wayne Simmons, Hearing Specialist
Amelia Smith:   860-687-1848

 

Chapter 411 (Rocky Hill area):
Thursday, September 14th, 1:00PM
Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield, CT
Speaker:  TBD
Sebastian Puglisi:   860-529-8336

 

Chapter 412 (Putnam area):
Tuesday, September 19th at 1:30 PM
Congregational Church of Putnam, 175 Main St., Putnam, CT
Speaker:  TBD
Don Gladding:   860-564-9092

 

Chapter 414 (Torrington area):
Monday, September 18th at 10am
Torrington UConn Campus Extension Building, University Dr., Torrington, CT
Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator
Karen Pineman:   860-354-6727

 

Chapter 415 (Manchester area):
Monday, September 25th at 1:00 PM
Elks Lodge, 33 Bissell St., Manchester, CT
Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator
Dorothy Tomlinson:   860-647-1216

 

Chapter 416 (New London area):
Tuesday, September 12th at 12 noon
Waterford  Public Library
49 Rope Ferry Rd., Waterford, CT
Speaker:  TBD
Lester Shapiro:   860-442-5256

 

Chapter 417 (Plainville area):
Wednesday, September 13th at 1:00 PM
Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church, 115 West Main St., Plainville, CT
Speaker:  Jennifer Wallberg, Director of Audiology, Comprehensive Hearing
Cathy Toscano:   860-845-2927

 

Chapter 418 (4C’s):
Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00 AM
4C’s Office, 901 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, CT
Speaker:   Michelle Seagull, Commissioner of Consumer Protection
Bill Searle:  860-745-3692

 

Chapter 425 (Dunedin, FL area)
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 11am
Philippe Park, Shelter Number 7, Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor, FL
Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and sodas.
Members are welcome to bring a covered dish or dessert.
Contact Ursula Bracker, Secretary, at 727-848-0089.  Members
Are encouraged to bring a new member or guest.

 

Chapter 431 (Carolinas Chapter):
Monday, October 16th.  11:30 meeting, lunch follows at 12:15
The Golden Corral, 868 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC
Cost $12 – includes lunch, tax, gratuity.  Reservation Deadline October 3rd.
Mail payment to Lyle Chichester, Chapter 431 Treasurer,
209 Chestnut Springs Way, Williamston, SC 29697.
Call Lyle Chichester at 864-328-9419.

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