COVID-19 Update March 23, 2020


Executive Board

Dear CEUI Brothers and Sisters,
Please click the video above to see an important

Public Service Announcement from Governor Lamont and members of UConn Health Labor Coalition.

In Solidarity,
Carl Chisem


While open enrollment for State employees usually takes place in May of each year and is effective July 1, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed open enrollment until September, with changes going into effect on October 1, 2020. As of October 1, Anthem will be the sole provider for active and under-65 State Employee Health Insurance. For a detailed Q&A on this change, please click here.

For all plans, there will be a Health Navigator support system available by phone, web, and live online messenger chat to assist employees with any questions they may have at any time.

To access a Health Navigator, visit

Founded in 1967, Connecticut Employees Union Independent is a member run organization of over 7,000 active and retired blue collar maintenance and service State workers. CEUI members can be found at every State facility. We cook, clean, repair, maintain and deliver in Connecticut’s State buildings, hospitals, campuses, airports, roads, bridges, and parks. Our mission is to work together to continually improve the quality of life for all working families through collective bargaining, workplace representation, and political action.

Health Plan Comparables:

  • Oxford Freedom Select POS  =  Anthem State BlueCare POS
  • Oxford HMO Select  =  Anthem State BlueCare POE
  • Oxford HMO  =  Anthem State BlueCare POE Plus (Gatekeeper)
  • Oxford OOA =  Anthem Out-of-Area

Who We Are

Carl Chisem, President

Michael Ercoli, Vice President

Leslie Maddocks, Secretary-Treasurer

John Birtwistle, Trustee

Tina Griffith, Trustee

Karen Martin, Trustee

Greg Graham, Trustee


The Connecticut Employees Union Independent began in 1967 when Salvatore Perrucio started an Independent Union with 350 members from the Connecticut Valley Hospital. From that small beginning, CEUI grew to over 8,000 employees in the 1980’s that covered all corners of the State with members in nearly every State agency. In 1977, the union was able to negotiate and win the “Master Contract”.....