Employee Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

The State of Connecticut has selection Solutions as the approved vendor to provide the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EAP) to employees.  We all face challenges in life.  The Employee Assistance Program’s mission is to help you find solutions to those challenges, whether large or small.  Participation is voluntary and strictly confidential.

State of CT Miscellaneous Benefits Link
Qualified Transportation Account
Medical Flexible Spending Account
State of CT 403(b) Program
Group Life Insurance

State of CT Supplemental Benefits Link
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Universal Life Insurance
Auto & Home Insurance
Term Life Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance

Additional Links

Credit Union

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Planner 2011-12 for Full-time Employees
Health Insurance Monthly Rates for Part-time employees
3% coverage for Retiree Health Coverage
Health Enhancement Program FAQ’s


Anthem BCBS 1-800-922-2232  (Provider Directory is located in the Long Wharf Campus Library)
Anthem Special Offers
Oxford 1-800-385-9055
United Dental 1-800-896-4834
Cigna 1-800-244-6224
Caremark-Prescriptions 1-800-318-2572  (formally PharmaCare)

Open Enrollment

The Office of State Comptroller annually conducts an Insurance Open Enrollment period, which allows employees to make changes to their insurance plans. This is a time for employees to make changes such as; changing insurance company, plan level or adding dependents. Open Enrollment normally takes place during the month of May, with an effective date of change on July 1st.


CT State Employees Retirement Information
Mandatory Elections Memo
Plan Comparison Chart
ING Defined Contribution Plans
ING College Rep: Marilyn Timbers Phone: (800) 580-2126

Below are links to the plan descriptions for the State of Connecticut Retirement Systems:
Alternate Retirement Plan (ARP)
Teachers Retirement
Tier II A July 1, 1997-Present
Tier II July 2, 1984-June 30, 1997
Tier I Before July 1, 1984

If you are planning on retiring please submit a letter to the President and cc: Human Resources at least 3 months in advance. Retirement date must always be the first day of the month.

General Memos to Potential Retirees


Counseling Workshops & Benefits Estimator


Retirement Counseling Services     860-702-3490

Retirement Data Base                       860-702-3515

Retirement Health Insurance          860-702-3533

Retirement Payroll Unit                    860-241-8413

Teachers’ Retirement Board           860-241-8413


All interaction with the retiring employee remains confidential until the employee has signed the paperwork to initiate his/her retirement. Once the employee has made his/her final decision to retire we encourage the employee to share this information with his or her department. Once the employee has signed all the necessary forms with Human Resources to officially initiate the retirement, a retirement notification letter is sent to the employee’s dean, director or department head. The intent of this announcement is not only to notify the department of the employee’s retirement, but, also to instruct the department to complete an Employment Separation Form. Copies of this announcement are also sent to payroll and other departments as appropriate.


A retiree under the State Retirement System has the option to continue working for the State without it impacting his/her retirement benefits as long as the employment meets one of the following criteria: position not to exceed 840 to 960 hours per calendar year (which factors out to approximately 120 days) teaching position up to 12 credits per calendar year.


Three Rivers Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status in admission or employment in any educational program or activity administered by any of its departments.
For more information concerning the College’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program,
contact Dr. George Rezendes, Director of Institutional Research/EEO Officer,
574 New London Turnpike Norwich, CT 06360,
860.892.5774, room C131.