The State of Connecticut – Executive Branch employs thousands of dedicated professionals, who work together to provide a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. As a small state, we have so much to offer – education, employment, culture, travel, nature, history, and recreation - each of these opportunities positively impacts our citizens and businesses.
Please note that all benefits below are subject to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and CT General Statutes.  
Health Benefits

Medical Coverage

Dental Coverage

Pharmacy Coverage


We offer multiple plan options through Anthem with options to add spouses and/or eligible dependents. Medical benefits include $0 deductible and $0 - $15 copays.



We offer multiple dental plans through Cigna. Plan options offer no-cost cleanings and x-rays and coverage for orthodontic services.


Prescription drug coverage is administered by CVS Caremark. There is a 4-tier copay structure that allows you to choose which coverage option works best for you or your family. Pharmacy benefits include $0 deductible and $0 - $40 copays.


Health Enhancement Program (HEP)

Employee Assistance Program

Family and Medical Leave Entitlements


Encourages employees and their enrolled family members to take charge of their health and their health care by providing guidelines to follow for preventive and chronic care management. By signing up for and fulfilling all HEP requirements, you can save dollars in premiums and become eligible for a waiver of an annual in- network deductible.



The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary program which can help employees and their family members obtain professional support in dealing with personal, emotional, family, or health problems. The specific EAP provider may vary by state agency.


We understand employees may find themselves in need of time off from work to care for themselves or someone they love. Our generous leave entitlements give employees the gift of time when they need it most, without worrying about the security of their job. We offer job-protected family and medical leave, including those for personal medical leave, caregiver leave, bonding leave, military family leave, and organ/bone marrow donation leave. Additionally, employees may be eligible to seek income replacement benefits through the CT Paid Leave Authority



NEW HIRES: Higher Education*

*A new hire is placed in Tier IV unless they were previously employed by the State and did not have a permanent break in service. In that case they shall be returned to their previous plan.

Hazardous Duty – Dependent upon your role (job classification).

Supplemental Retirement Benefits for Retirement may include: 457 Plan and 403(B) - voluntary retirement plans are defined contribution plans that allow you to save at a rate you choose and make investments you select. 


Flex Spending

Voluntary Life Insurance/Short Term Disability Insurance

Public Student Loan Forgiveness




Healthcare: Save up to 30% on eligible expenses including: medical/dental office visit copays; dental/orthodontic care services; prescriptions and vaccinations; eye exams, glasses and lenses.


Dependent care: Preschool, before/after school programs, childcare, elder care.


Parking/Commuter/Transit: Save up to 40% on work-related transportation, including ride sharing.





Life Insurance: Up to $500,000 for eligible active employees who work at least 17.5h/week and enrolled in the Basic Group Life Insurance.

Short Term Disability: Monthly disability benefits up to $3000 on a guaranteed-issue basis and up to $5000 with underwriting approval. 

Available in $100 increments and cannot exceed 66 2/3% of your gross income.




State of CT is an eligible Public Student Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. 

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Credit Union

Discounted Insurance Partners




Eligible for employees working at least 17.5 hours per week are eligible to enroll for coverage on their first day of employment.


Long-Term Disability coverage delivers a percentage of your income each month for as long as you remain disabled, or until you reach your Social Security Full Retirement Age, whichever comes sooner.





Once a member, become a member for life. With 26 different locations across the State the CT State Employee Credit Union is available to help from checking accounts, savings accounts, home or auto loans, they are there to help with you banking needs!




Car and homeowners insurance available at a discounted rate with our partners! 


Liberty Mutual Insurance
Farmers Insurance


 Mileage Reimbursement  Tuition Reimbursement  Free Parking
Employees may be eligible for mileage reimbursement at the Federal reimbursement rate for the use of privately owned automobiles when authorized as advantageous to the Government.
State of Connecticut employees who are members of a collective bargaining unit may be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement from union funds. Managerial or confidential employees may be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement from the biennial state budget. 

Many agencies offer free parking for work on-site. 

Work-Life Balance

Vacation/Personal/Sick Accruals


Hybrid/Telework Opportunities 




Vacation/Personal/Sick Accruals are standard for new employees to state service and grow after time with the state. 


· Eligible employees are granted 3 Personal Days per calendar year (Part-time employees receive Personal Days pro-rated to their service based on Collective Bargaining Unit).

· Sick and vacation leave accruals vary based on Collective Bargaining Unit and service time.





State employees are offered 13 paid holidays:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lincoln’s Birthday

Washington’s Birthday

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Juneteenth Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day





Many roles allow you to work in a hybrid/telework role where you are able to work from home and in the office for a set number of days each pay period. This differs by agency and bargaining unit.

We are seeking hard working individuals who embody a collaborative spirit and who find inspiration in our culture and values, specifically:
  • Committed to making an impact and learning and growing as a team.
  • Serving the public through meaningful work and working collaboratively as a team.
  • Seeking limitless opportunities to grow as there are many opportunities to learn and grow with the state.
  • Enjoy a work/life balance.
  • Interested in diversity and fresh perspectives.
In 2023 we were recognized as a Forbes top company! According to Forbes the State of Connecticut is Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023, we received national recognition for offering job growth, competitive benefits, and flexible schedule(s).

Join our State of Connecticut team and find you may be entitled to a host of benefits that are not only attractive but also may be portable should your career bring you to other avenues of state service. From paid holidays to accruing vacation time, being a State of Connecticut employee not only gives you the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life but also the time to enjoy your own!

page last updated 4/24/24
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