News of Interest

Union members who participate in the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) who can no longer work due to a disability depend on a lifetime retirement allowance and health insurance.

Union members who participate in the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) who can no longer work due to a disability depend on  a lifetime retirement allowance and health insurance.

SEBAC released the following statement following the death of CTDOT employee Andrew DiDomenico, 26, who was killed today while working on the Wharton Brook Connector in Wallingford:

This morning, we woke to the devastating news of the passing of State Representative Quentin “Q” Williams, a SEBAC friend and ally who never hesitated to fight for our members, Middletown and all of Connecticut’s residents.

Yesterday marked the second and final day of the arbitration hearing between SEBAC and the State of Connecticut over the amount of pandemic pay due to frontline essential state employees. 

SEBAC Update on Pandemic Pay – 10/31/2022

SEBAC leadership continues to advocate for pandemic hero pay that will recognize our state members’ sacrifices throughout COVID-19 and the critical role they, like all front-line workers played, in getting all of us through the worst of the pandemic.  

Click on the title of the thumbnail below to review or download each of the three packets. 

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. This is part of the Centers of Excellence and Provider of Distinction programs created by the SEBAC 2017 agreement. 

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.