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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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Retiree Medicare Advantage Informational Meeting

Do you have questions regarding the Medicare Advantage Program?

On Wednesday, June 28, CSEA is sponsoring an Informational Meeting on the Medicare Advantage Program. This upcoming move will preserve all of our existing benefits, and our benefits and network coverage will actually expand as a result of moving to Medicare Advantage. We are not allowing any insurance carrier to set the terms of our plan. Our plan is set by the SEBAC Agreement and its benefits are not changed by switching to Medicare Advantage as a vehicle for delivering those benefits to Medicare covered retirees — except to the extent we’ve actually been able to make some improvements. That means everything that you receive with your secondary insurance currently, you will continue to receive. And you will see improved benefits – this plan eliminates the out of network co-pay for Medicare-covered services, and Silver Sneakers will be available to our members as will some other improvements in podiatry and other services. Find out how it works and ask questions you may have.  No Pre-registration necessary.   You can also get answers from the SEBAC Medicare Advantage Q/A

When:

  • Wednesday, June 28 at 9:30 to 12 noon
    Sponsored by CSEA SEIU Local 2001

Where:

  • Central Connecticut State University
    In the Welte Auditorium
    1615 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06053
    (Parking will be in the Welte Garage)
    Click here for a CCSU Campus Map
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SEBAC class action status report

To all SEBAC unions and SEBAC class action members: 

We are writing to provide a report on the results of the settlement process for economic damages awards to class members in the SEBAC  class action.

  1. The state has identified approximately 2,400 class members entitled to recover economic damages as a result of the Rowland layoffs and demotions.  We believe that there are several hundred additional class members entitled to recover economic damages as a result of having taken an in voluntary retirement because of an impending layoffs or of other economic losses, such as increased mileage to work due to a layoff-caused transfer of position.
  1.   There are approximately 1,400 class members who were laid off in late 2002-03  and returned to work within one year of layoff.   We have been able, to date, to reach settlements for approximately 725 of these class members. Do you settle claims primarily involves individuals who returned it to the same position as before the layoffs and did not have continuing economic losses after their return (i.e.,  because of a missed promotion or annual increase).   We are in the process of developing settlement offers for the remaining (app.) 675 one year returnees.   However, we do not have updated contact information ( and have been unable to locate) 153 of the one year returnees.   Attached to this report is a list of one year returnees we need to locate in order to process their economic damages settlements.   If your name is on the list, please contact us as soon as possible. if you recognize someone’s else’s name on the list and can help us reach that person, please contact us or contact that person and ask him or her to contact us.
  1. We have reached partial or complete settlements with a Nother approximately 200 class members who are not one year returnees and have approximately 150 offers for other class members pending with the state. We have been resolving these pending offers on a continuing basis, both through direct negotiations with the state and through court proceedings with the SEBAC Claims Administrator, Magistrate Judge Fitzsimmons.  George Fitz Simmons has been scheduling adjudication proceedings on pending claims on an approximate biweekly basis, and we anticipate this will continue throughout 2017 and into 2018.
  1.   As with one your return he is, we have been unable to locate a number of class members who either  (A)  returned more than one year after layoff;  (B)  never returned; or (C) took retirement in lieu of layoffs or demotions. Attached to this report is a list of these class members that we have been unable to locate to date. Again, if your name is on the list, please contact us as soon as possible. If you recognize someone’s else’s name on the list and can help us reach that person, please contact us or contact that person and ask him or her to contact us.
  1.   The 875 + case is settled today, in whole or in part, have resulted in monetary awards to class members in excess of $11.9 million and in payments in the form of vacation days in Lou of monetary awards with a value in excess of $17.7 million.  These amounts do not include the value of adjusted ( increased) pension benefits that class members have received as a result of the awards.
  1.   We understand the class members are anxious to have their economic damages claim is resolved, and we are working diligently and around the clock to do so. We have five attorneys (four full-time) and four paralegals working on developing in resolving settlement offers.   The Attorney General’s office, as well as DAS and the comptroller’s office, has a similar number of personnel working on resolving these awards. We are also discussing with the Attorney General’s office possible ways in which the settlement process can be expedited.

 

David S. Golub
Jonathan M. Levine
Silver Golub & Teitell LLP

(for the SEBAC Class Action settlement team)

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CSEA Statement on SEBAC Framework and Q&As

After a long and difficult set of discussions, SEBAC has reached a framework with the Malloy administration that will protect our benefits long term while providing job security for our members in difficult economic times and guarantee wage increases in the later years of the agreement. At the same time, this framework provides significant savings to the state, but in such a way as to minimize the pain to our members to the greatest extent possible.

This framework is not ready to be voted upon because there are issues that still need to be resolved at the individual bargaining tables. We will be working to resolve those issues in the coming weeks. Assuming those outstanding bargaining unit issues are resolved, we will be conducting informational meetings and a ratification vote in mid-July.

Q&As

Other Important Documents

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State Layoff Intake Form

If you receive a layoff notice, it is important that you complete the CSEA State Layoff Intake Form.  This form will ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information for you so that we can easily reach you with any updates.

Click Here To Complete The CSEA State Layoff Intake Form

1.  Fill this form out completely. If you can not submit this form online, or if you experience computer/internet errors, please either print and mail the completed form to: CSEA SEIU Local 2001, 760 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT  06106 or call 800-894-9479 to request a hard copy to be mailed to you.
2.  Contact your union steward immediately.   He/She will ask you a series of questions to make sure that your contractual rights are not being violated.
3.  Immediately write a memo to your agency personnel office stating, “As a member of the (P-4, P3-A, P3-B, Inspector, Corrections Supervisors Council (CSC), Supervising Judicial Marshals (SJM), or State Police Lieutenants and Captains) bargaining unit, I wish to exercise my contractual bumping rights.  Please keep me advised.”   Remember: Under CSEA’s collective bargaining agreeements, failure to elect to exercise bumping rights is an automatic waiver of your bumping rights.  You should hand deliver the memo to your agency personnel office and retain a date stamped copy for your records.
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List of 2017 Bad Bills

Click here for the list of bad bills CSEA is currently tracking.

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CSEA Reaction to Gov. Malloy’s State of the State Speech

Gov. Malloy’s reference to “state employee concessions” during his State of the State address may give some the impression that the governor expects a small minority of the population to resolve Connecticut’s fiscal challenges. The reality is that the scope of the problems facing us all requires a broader, far more comprehensive approach.

As always, our union is willing to work with state elected leaders to find a way forward in a difficult economic environment. Our members do important work and are an economic asset.

Click here for the Economic Policy Institute Study on CT Public Sector Workers

 

But we are not willing to be scapegoats or political cover for legislators unwilling to make better choices. We are not willing to abandon our defense of public services — and the women and men who provide them — that make Connecticut a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Click here for the news article Connecticut a great place to do business

 

Members of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) are already providing over $1 billion dollars annually in ongoing budget savings. Over the past eight years they have ratified two separate agreements to sacrifice wages and benefits in exchange for protecting the vital services they provide for residents.

 

Click here for the 2011 cost-savings agreement with the Malloy Administration

 

If millionaires and billionaires contributed a percentage of their income in taxes equivalent to that which working families already pay, lawmakers would have a $1 billion surplus at their disposal. According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Connecticut’s state and local tax system is the 26th most regressive in the nation.

 

Click here for more on our state’s unfair tax system.

 

That simple fact alone is reason enough to demand real tax fairness — and for an adequately-funded state government that is able to provide the services that everyday people need.

While union members have time and again been willing to do their part, Connecticut’s budget issues cannot be resolved on the backs of middle class families. Nor can they be fixed by passing the burden to local communities or by decimating public health, safety and other vital services our citizens deserve.

Last year’s experience here in Connecticut proved that it is impossible to balance budgets — let alone improve the economy, create decent jobs or reduce inequality — through cuts alone.

Click here for an economic analysis on the failure of austerity policies.

The truly “balanced and responsible” solution that the governor seeks calls for Connecticut’s wealthiest citizens and largest corporations to pay their fair share in taxes.

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CSEA’s 75 Anniversary Delegate Convention

CSEA’s 75 Anniversary Delegate Convention
Saturday, October 22nd
At Connecticut Central State University (CCSU) in the Student Center, Alumni Hall
All Chapters should get their elected delegate lists into Mike Nortz, 860-951-6614, mnortz@csea760.com

Sign-in starts at 8:45am.

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P3B Council Meeting and Elections will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

P3B Council Meeting and Elections will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the CSEA Union Hall, 760 Capitol Ave, Hartford.

Please know that the P3B Elections and Council Meeting will now be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. The elections/meeting date for September 7 had to be postponed.

Please plan to attend this important meeting on September 21. We will hold elections, then discuss the budget, public service cuts and layoffs.

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