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In the coming weeks, rebate checks will be issued to members in the State Partnership Plan who have chosen to receive care from certain high-quality providers.

October 25, 2022

Important update:

The 8th Circuit temporarily blocked the debt cancellation in response to a lawsuit brought by six state Republican Attorneys General. But you should still apply now. The court’s order does not prevent people from applying for debt relief, and the Biden administration encourages eligible borrowers to continue to do so.

October 19, 2022

On September 22, members of Windham Hospital Federation of Professional Nurses, AFT Local 5041 went on a two-day strike. As the nurses stood strong for 48 hours they had the support from other unions, the community, and elected leaders. 

SEBAC would like to thank the elected leaders who showed up and stood with our private sector sisters and brothers against Hartford HealthCare's greed. These leaders include: 

Last year, the U.S. Department of Education announced an overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. SEBAC members have been vocal in the fight to make post-secondary education more affordable and accessible, so we were thrilled to find that the program will result in over 550,000 borrowers who have previously consolidated seeing an increase in qualifying payments with the average borrower receiving another two years of progress toward forgiveness. 

Frontline essential state workers sacrificed their health and safety throughout COVID-19 to ensure that the critical public services our 3.6 million Connecticut residents rely on remained accessible.

While Connecticut can never fully repay frontline essential workers -- private, municipal and state --it can certainly take a step to respect these workers. Pandemic pay is that step.

State Employees Respond to Recruiting, Retention & Connecticut’s Public Service Crisis
With over 4,400 retirements in 2022, critical public services are at risk without immediate intervention to address the “Silver Tsunami” by Governor Lamont, administrative department leadership

SEBAC leaders  and Health Care Cost Containment Committee (HCCCC) members Jody Barr (Executive Director, AFSCME Council 4) and Carl Chisem (President, CEUI Local 511) joined Governor Ned Lamont and State Comptroller Natalie Braswell at a press conference on May 31st to announce that Aetna has been selected as the new Medicare Advantage administrator for the state health plan following an in depth request for proposal (RFP) process. 

Frontline essential state workers sacrificed their health and safety throughout COVID-19 to ensure that the critical public services our 3.6 million Connecticut residents rely on remained accessible.

While the state can never fully repay frontline essential workers - private, municipal and state- the state can certainly take a step to respect these workers. Pandemic pay is that step.

Historic SEBAC Agreement is Voted Favorably Out of the Senate Floor
Contracts will ensure Connecticut communities’ access to stable, reliable public safety, health, education and additional services