HEP Compliance Reminder

  • Stay Healthy - Stay Compliant
  • Minimize your insurance premiums
  • Receive $100 if you have a chronic condition and are HEP compliant

With the year drawing to a close, it is important for all members to ensure compliance with the Health Enhancement Program (HEP).  All persons covered under your health insurance must be HEP compliant.  Failure to achieve HEP compliance before January 1st, 2017 will result in increased insurance premiums of $100 per month as well as encumbering a $350 annual deductible per covered individual.  Click the link to review 2016 HEP Requirements.

If you have one of the chronic conditions, be sure to complete your requirements before January 1st, 2017 otherwise you will not be eligible for the $100 HEP chronic condition compliance payment.

HEP Chronic Conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • COPD (or asthma)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (heart disease/failure)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypertension

To check your compliance status at any time, and for more information about the Health Enhancement Program, visit www.CTHEP.com.

Contract Negotiations Update

For several months, the A&R Negotiations team has been working diligently to arrive at a negotiated settlement with the State.  However, experience has shown that the State is unwilling to make progress in contract negotiations.  The State continues to insist on wage freezes, the elimination of most benefits of your contract language, and to vastly restrict and/or entirely eliminate Alternative Work Schedules (AWS). 


Unions Meet With Governor To Discuss Budget

As the Governor attempts to put together his biennel budget, he requested that the Unions informally meet with budget director Ben Barnes.  The unions did meet and listen to Ben Barnes presentation on the future budget problems.  It appears, the Governor suddenly realizes he isn't going to Washington and he may need to work with labor.    The parties will meet again and hopefully have some positive discussions, we will report out any developments if they occur.




Agencies Fill Governor's Request For Budget Cuts


Governor Malloy is preparing his 2-yr budget proposal which will be unveiled in February 2017.  In advance of the Biennial Budget announcement the Governor has asked all agencies to submit a proposal to acheive a 10% reduction in their budget.


The deadline to purchase tickets to A&Rs 35th Annual Holiday Party is 12:30pm on Tuesday November 22nd!  Unfortunately, the deadline has passed.

Tickets must be purchased at the A&R Office and we can accept credit card payments at that time (no mail-in requests will accepted at this time). 

Tuition Reimbursement & Professional Development Funds


A&R is operating under a contract "extension" agreement with the State.  This means the language of our contract continues to apply, however, no "new" money is provided. 

Our contract ended on June 30, 2016 and therefore did not require any State funds to be added for Tuition Reimbursement  nor towards Professional Development/Conferences for July 1, 2016.  Since no "new" money was added to these funds, we are now operating only on  the remaining "carry-over" funds from the prior contract year.