This year Open Enrollment is from May 3 – May 28, 2021 

You can review plan information and rates on the state’s Care Compass benefits website at 

 The Care Compass Open Enrollment page also includes information on virtual events from the carriers:

CVS:  Thursday, April 15th noon – 1 p.m.
Anthem:  Tuesday, April 20th noon – 1 p.m.
Cigna:  Tuesday, April 27th noon – 1 p.m. 

You can join any or all of the events right from the Care Compass Open Enrollment page.  Learn more from the carriers about plan options and coverage and ask questions directly to their representatives. 

If you do want to make benefit changes during Open Enrollment, contact your agency personnel responsible for benefit changes.


SEBAC Responds to Governor's Age-Based Vaccine Rollout

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


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.

May Day Action

May 1st   12:00pm

Governor's Mansion

990 Prospect Avenue, Hartford

Carl Chisem, President

Michael Ercoli, Vice President

Leslie Maddocks, Secretary-Treasurer

John Birtwistle, Trustee

Tina Griffith, Trustee

Karen Martin, Trustee

Greg Graham, Trustee


Contact Your Legislators and

Tell Them to Support Affordable Health Care Access For All


Capital to Capitol March

April 30th  11am


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”.....

Who We Are

Executive Board

While we appreciate that the Governor has accepted the demand presented by the Board of Education Union Coalition to develop a school-based vaccine rollout for our education community, we are deeply concerned that other essential workers who have continued to risk their health and the health of their family members remain left behind in the Administration’s age-based rollout.

How can the Governor forget about the DOT road maintainers, social workers, on-site higher education teachers, and nearly 12,000 other dedicated public service employees -- not to mention our private sector counterparts, like grocery store workers, manufacturing workers, and delivery drivers and many others -- who, for the past year, have selflessly endured health and safety risks to provide essential services to the people of Connecticut in our collective time of need?

We urge the Governor to continue to fight to put as many vaccines as possible  into the arms of Connecticut workers and residents, but we encourage prioritization of the dedicated essential workers who have worked throughout the pandemic to  include all of the dedicated essential workers who have worked through the pandemic to provide vital services to Connecticut’s residents.

Drew Phelan, February 22

Capital to Capitol! Join us in this march to demand an investment in higher education!
We encourage everyone to wear their union shirt/mask. Parking can be found in the Morgan Street Garage. Parking garage tickets can be validated. Please be there by 11am. The march will arrive at the State Capitol at 12:00 where there will be a speaker program with students, union members and legislative leaders. A boxed lunch will be provided. At the end of the rally there will be shuttle van transportation back to the garage

​CEUI will be pushing for work zone safety enforcement legislation in this

General Assembly session.

Insurance companies got a major tax cut even as they raked in record profits amid the pandemic. Now they’re spending millions to kill the public option that would expand coverage and lower costs.

Opponents of health care reform are using every play in the book to derail efforts to make health care in Connecticut more affordable, accessible and equitable.

Support SB842, a common-sense reform that ensures insurers do their part. Contact your legislators and tell them to support affordable health care access for all.

​Click the link below to be brought to the Take Action page, where you can send a prepared letter to your legislators.