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An Important Update for Retirees of Medicare Age

As you know, the Part B Reimbursement process this past year was difficult. There was a new requirement for 2018 that all retirees of Medicare age had to send documentation of how much they were paying for their Medicare Parts B and D. After doing so, it was a long and difficult process for updates and retroactive reimbursement. Through the advocacy of CSEA, the Retirement Division streamlined the process for 2019. Retirees that have been notified that they will be paying the basic amount for their Part B, which is $135.50 for 2019, will not have to send in their Social Security statements this year. The vast majority of retirees pay the basic amount, so that is great news that their Part B Reimbursement will be automatically adjusted!

Retirees that have been notified that they will be paying an amount other than $135.50 for 2019 will need to submit a copy of their Social Security statement or a bill of how much you are paying for your Part B. You will not be submitting this information to the Retirement Division, as you have in the past. They have arranged for UnitedHealthcare Benefit Services to process the paperwork. You will need to send it to:

UnitedHealthcare Benefit Services
PO Box 740221
Atlanta, GA 30374-0021
Or you can email it to:

The deadline to submit paperwork is February 28, 2019 to have retroactive reimbursement to January 2019. If you do not send it in by the deadline of February 28, 2019 you will be reimbursed from the date they receive it moving forward. This applies to the State of Connecticut retiree as well as their spouse and any dependents on Medicare.

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Radio City Rockettes Holiday Spectacular–SOLD OUT

This Trip Has Sold Out

Look for more great trips from CSEA’s Social Activities Committee Soon!

If you have never seen this amazingradiocity show, it’s one you should not miss, and even if you’ve been in the past, it’s a new show every year!  The Holiday Spectacular truely lives up to its name and is a wonderful seasonal tradition you could share with your loved ones.  Avoid the hastle of driving yourself or taking the train.  Let our motorcoash give you a relaxing ride down to the city while you kick back with your loved ones and enjoy the trip. This trip includes 4 hours on your own in Midtown Manhatten before the Radio City show, so you can take in the sights and even get some shopping done.  This is a fantastic trip that should not be missed.  

Take advantage of CSEA’s ability to purchase tickets in bulk! 

All Trips are open to everyone, including the general public.  
Call CSEA at 860-951-6614 


Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2:00PM Show
Includes motor coach transportation, theater tickets to the world-famous radio city music hall, 4 hours on your own in NYC before the show: 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of NYC during the Holidays

  • See the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and Ice Rink 
  • Visit the famous MACY’s department store all decked out for the holiday season
  • Enjoy the 5th Avenue Holiday Window Displays

Pick up locations at commuter lots in Windsor at 7am (exit 38, I-91), 7:30 at Southbury exit 14 off 1-84 and, 8am at the Orange commuter parking lot at the Wilbur cross parkway at exit 58. SOLD OUT
Call CSEA at 860-951-6614 to RSVP!

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
12:00 Noon until 4:30 p. m.
at The Farmington Club
162 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT 860-677-7341

Family Style Lunch Buffet
(All You Can Eat)

Toss Salad, Penne Pasta with meat sauce, Roast Beef, Chicken ala Kathryn, Medley of Mixed Vegetables, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Hot Baked Rolls, Dessert, Coffee, and Tea. Cash Bar.

MEMBERS: $32.00 ** until December 6, 2018 $42.00 thereafter

**All CHAPTERS are Encouraged to give an Additional $5.00 (minimum) REBATE.
NOTE : Luncheon Cost Could Be $42 (Total Cost) – $10 (Council Rebate) = $32.00 – $5 (Chapter Rebate) = $27.00



  • Linda King-Corbin, Chair (860) 827-2817
  • Denise Eaton, Vice Chair (203) 389-3187

TICKETS can also be PURCHASED from: P-4 Council Officers, Stewards, and Members of the P 4 Social Activity Committee. NOTE: P-4 Contract allows 1/2 day off to attend the Holiday Party.

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The bridges over the CSEA parking lot are being worked on right now, and there is limited parking. Because of this situation, we have decided to hold the October 18th Council 400 Delegates Meeting at a different location for convenience purposes.

The date and time of the meeting remains the same,

Thursday, October 18th at 10 AM

The location will be:

UAW  Meeting Hall

(United Auto Workers)

111 South St.

Farmington, CT 06037

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Council 400 October Meetings

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

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 10am. 


Chapter 401 (Hartford area):

Thursday, October 4th, 12:15 lunch, meeting at 12:45pm,

CSEA, 760 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT

Speaker:   TBD

Patrice Peterson:  860-523-1480


Chapter 402 (Danbury area):

Wednesday, October 10th at 10am, April 11th

United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT

Speaker:   TBD

Linda Albanese:  860-354-6965


Chapter 403 (Norwich area):

Tuesday, October 9th at 1:30 PM

Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Dr., Norwich, CT

Speaker:  TBD

Carol Burgess:   860-859-3641


Chapter 404 (Waterbury area):

Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 AM

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Community Center

937 Chase Parkway (exit 17 off I-84), Waterbury

Speaker:  Regional VP Subby Puglisi

John Quinn:  203-804-0189


Chapter 405 (New Haven area):

Wednesday, October 10th at 12noon

Energize CT, 122 Universal Dr., North Haven, CT

Speaker:  TBD

Light lunch by Panera Bread will be provided

Ron Osokow:  203-671-7685 or Bill Hill:  203-208-1682


Chapter 406 (Middletown area):

Tuesday, October 9th at 1:00 PM

American Legion Post 75, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Dr., Middletown, CT

Speaker:  Cigna Representative

Joe Formica:   860-347-4532



Chapter 407 (Bridgeport area):

Wednesday, October 17th 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):


Thursday, October 11th at 12:30 PM

Mansfield Senior Center, 303 Maple St., Mansfield, CT

Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator

Marleen Dutra:  860-477-0858


Chapter 409 (State University Professors)

Friday, October 26th at 10AM

CSEA Union Hall, 760 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT

Speaker:  TBD

Dave Walsh:  860-684-4773


Chapter 410 (Windsor Locks area):


Monday, October 15th at 1:00 PM

Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge St., Suffield, CT

Speaker:  Jane Garibay, Democratic Candidate for State Representative

for the 60th District

Amelia Smith:   860-687-1848


Chapter 411 (Rocky Hill area):



Thursday, December 20th

Lunch will be at 12:30 – Meeting will begin at 1:00PM

Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator 

Sebastian Puglisi:   860-529-8336


Chapter 412 (Putnam area):

Tuesday, October 16th at 1:30 PM

Congregational Church of Putnam, 175 Main St., Putnam, CT

Speaker:  Senator Mae Flexer

Don Gladding:   860-564-9092


Chapter 414 (Torrington area):

Monday,  October 15th 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):

Tuesday, October 22nd at 1:00 PM

Elks Lodge, 33 Bissell St., Manchester, CT

Speaker:  Cigna Representative

Donna McElduff:  860-454-0480


Chapter 416 (New London area):

Tuesday, October 9th at 12 noon

Groton Public Library

52 Newtown Rd., Groton, CT

Speaker:  Bernadette Conway, Retiree Coordinator

Lester Shapiro:   860-442-5256


Chapter 417 (Plainville area):

Wednesday,  October 10th at 1:00 PM

Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church, 115 West Main St., Plainville, CT

Speaker:  Christopher A. Wright, Democratic Candidate for Senator, 31st District

November Speaker: Attorney Dorval, Judge of Probate

Cathy Toscano:   860-845-2927


Chapter 418 (4C’s):

Tuesday, October 2nd, 10:00 AM

4C’s Office, 901 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford

Speaker:  Cigna Representative

Bill Searle:  860-745-3692


Chapter 421 (North Central Florida Daytona Area):

Wednesday, November 7th, 11:30am

Golden Corral, 907 Taylor Rd., Port Orange, FL

Everyone pays for own meal. 


Chapter 426 (Fort Myers, FL area)


Looking for members from Chapter 426 or the Cape Coral/Ft. Myers area

that are interested in forming a club to go on trips. 

If interested, Contact Marjorie Rinaldi at 239-495-9863.















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CSEA Social Activities

Below are some of the trips our Social Activities Committee is working to set up for 2018!
Take advantage of CSEA’s ability to purchase tickets in bulk!  All Trips are open to everyone, including the general public. 
Call CSEA at 860-951-6614 to RSVP


  • Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
    Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2:00PM Show
    $150 per person–Buy your tickets now at the early bird rate.  Ticket
    prices will go up after October 10.    Includes motor coach
    transportation, theater tickets to the world famous radio city music
    hall, 4 hours on your own in NYC before the show.Pick up locations at
    commuter lots in Windsor at 7am(exit 38, I-91), 7:30 at Southbury exit
    14 off 1-84 and, 8am at the Orange commuter parking lot at the Wilbur
    cross parkway at exit 58.
  • Washington, DC–JUST 3 SPOTS REMAIN
    September 28-October 1  |  Price $430 per person, double room occupancy
    Includes 3 night lodging, motorcoach transportation, 6 meals,  admission of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, full day visit to the Smithsonian Institution, and guided tours of Washington DC.  Pick up locations are Winsor, exit 38 at 8am, Southbury exit 14 at 8:45am and, Orange commuter parking lot 9:15 at the Wilbur cross parkway at exit 58. 

Coming in 2019

  • New York City
    Includes 9-11 museum, observation deck in new freedom tower, 3 days/2 night, Saturday, May18-Monday, May20, 375 pp based on double occupancy
  • Niagra Falls and Toronto ON
    July 8-July12 $549pp based on double occupancy 
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Council 400 Summer Picnic

Join Us For Our Annual Outing

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
11:00AM – 4:00PM, Rain Or Shine
Buffet from 12 noon – 2:30
At The Farmington Club
162 Town Farm Road Farmington, CT 06032

(Includes a 21/2 hour lunch buffet (NOON-2:30PM) snacks and tax/gratuity)
• $15 Members
• $25 Member’s spouses
• $38 Members’ guests


Click here for flier

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P3B Council Elections

P3B Council Elections

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

5:00PM Meal • 5:30PM Meeting
NOMINATIONS: Nominations were submitted to the P3B Council in accordance with the P3B Council Bylaws. The elections will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at CSEA headquarters, 760 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. By this notice, and in accordance with P-3B By-laws, the Nominating Committee hereby presents to the membership the list of nominees:
President Roland Bishop (also automatic delegate to the CSEA Executive Council)
Vice President:           No nomination
Treasurer:  Stephaine Darden
Secretary:      Pam Armstrong
CSEA Executive Council Alternate:       Pam Armstrong
McCusker Trustee          Janet Brutcher

The P3B Council will also elect delegates and alternates to the CSEA Convention. 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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For Elections taking place in July or August 2018

This notice hereby calls for nominations for the following P-3B positions:

  • President (also member and delegate of the CSEA Executive Council)
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • CSEA Executive Council Delegate (in addition to the President who is an automatic Executive Council Delegate)
  • CSEA Executive Council Alternate
  • CSEA Convention Delegates and Alternates and Auditors

According to our P-3B By-laws, members elected to office will serve 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.

A candidate for Chapter/Council office, CSEA Convention Delegate or alternate must be a CSEA member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.

If you are interested in serving or nominating a P-3B colleague, or if you have questions, please forward your question or nomination to the Ronald Thomas, Chair of the P3B Nominations Committee.  His email address is ronthomas21pi@gmail.com

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.    We have not scheduled the election date. 

The list of nominees for each office shall be presented to the membership by the Nominating Committee four (4) weeks prior  to the scheduled elections.

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Message from CSEA President Stephen Anderson About the End of the 2018 Legislative Session

After a standoff that directly threatened portions of Connecticut’s Collective Bargaining laws, the General Assembly passed a bipartisan budget to keep the state funded for the rest of the year. I want to thank everyone who took the time to email, call and visit with their legislators. A lot of bad proposals were made this legislative session that attacked our union rights and we were able to stop nearly all of them.  Sometimes stopping bad legislation is the biggest victory to be had, and it resulted from a huge effort by council 400 retired state employees, active state employees, our municipal workers, child care providers, and Paraeducators who made calls to legislators, sent hundreds of emails and made the legislature understand that the negative impact of those proposals would hit home in their communities.  

You can read more about the budget here.

The coming 2018 election will be pivotal for union rights in Connecticut.  If additional anti-worker politicians are elected then all manner of bad things will happen to our Collective Bargaining laws in future legislative sessions.   So as we move forward towards the 2018 election this fall, make sure you watch for opportunities to be part of the process as we interview candidates who want our support and work to make sure anti-worker politicians don’t get the opportunity to strip us of our rights.   

We have a long summer and a lot of work ahead of us if we are to win this fall, but I’m confident if we do our work just as we did these past few weeks, then we can ensure that our Collective Bargaining rights will be there for us for years to come.  

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