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CCRIPSA Bonus Project Proposal

Proposals for bonus projects for the 2016-17 year are now being accepted through December 1, 2016.

Please submit your completed proposal and project to Human Resources no later than December 1st. Click here to read the instructions for completing the proposal form.

The Bonus Project Committee will complete the initial approval decision by December 31st, and the project bonuses will be distributed prior to June 30, 2017.

If you have any questions, please call Bev Wiley at x2102 or Sheri Norton at x2311. Good luck!


Open Enrollment

The next plan year for the state’s voluntary employee benefit offerings will run from January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017.  

Open enrollment for this 2017 plan year will be from November 14, 2016, through December 9, 2016.  

The State's Office of Employee Benefits will be hosting a series of open enrollment fairs at several state agency locations throughout the open enrollment period.   Click here to find fair locations.



Recertification of Coverage for Dependent Dental and Vision Coverage

For all employees who have dependents between the ages of 19 and 25.

The State’s dental and vision benefits extend to dependents under 25 who meet the criteria of being a full time student, taking 12 or more credits. Annually, Delta Dental sends out recertification letters to the dependents that are between 19 and 25 and who have CURRENTLY ACTIVE coverage.

Human Resources has been advised by the State Office of Employee Benefits that letters were mailed out on Friday, October 7, 2016, and they are due back to Delta Dental by Friday, November 18, 2016.  Failure to return the form by the due date will result in termination of the dependent's dental and vision coverages effective December 31, 2016.

Please note that the letter from Delta Dental is addressed to the employee. In the event that the dependent’s coverage is terminated for failure to respond to the request for certification, the dependent will be offered COBRA dental and vision coverage in early January. The COBRA notice will be addressed to the dependent.

Below are some key points and reminders:
• You need to respond and proof needs to be returned to Delta Dental directly. Delta Dental’s fax number, which is on the letter, is 401-752-6040. It is best that you fax the forms and keep the fax confirmation for your records. If you would like to forward a copy to the Office of Human Resources, we will be happy to keep a copy in your personal folder.
• A list of what is acceptable as proof of full-time status is included on the letter that was mailed to you directly from Delta Dental.
• In the past, Delta Dental and the State Office of Employee Benefits have been very lenient and generous with this recertification process and the time allowed for submittal.  However, moving forward, the State will be closely adhering to the Delta Dental deadline of November 18, 2016.  No late forms will be accepted by Delta Dental or the Office of Employee Benefits.

Should you have any questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at 401-825-2311 or via email at


New Medical Plan Available

The State of R.I. has announced an exciting new alternative medical plan offering for State employees.  As of January 1, 2016, the State is offering a voluntary alternative medical plan to all employees called the Choice Plus Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA). This plan, with a portable HSA account, affords employees an opportunity to save on health care expenses.

Click here for the Choice Plus Plan w/ HSA flyer
More details for the Choice Plus Plan w/ HSA - State of R.I. Employee Benefits Site



Sit down with an AFLAC Associate and review policies available to you as a State of Rhode Island employee.  If already enrolled, sit down and review your current policies (you may be eligible to upgrade).

These policies are offered through payroll deduction and most of the programs can be purchased on a pre-tax basis during Open Enrollment.

Programs Available
• Personal Disability Income Protector
• Accident Indemnity Advantage
• Cancer Care Indemnity
• Specified Health Event Protection

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with AFLAC Representative, Doreen Sylvia.
Please contact Doreen at 401-286-2871  or via email at to schedule an individual appointment.



TIAA Representative, Dan Samson, will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and available for private consultation meetings on the following dates:

Day & Date Campus Location
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Warwick Room 3116, HR Conference Room
Tuesday, October 18 CANCELLED  Lincoln  
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Providence Room 1134

Employees interested in scheduling an appointment for one-on-one counseling, please call 1-800-732-8353.

The one-on-one counseling sessions can help you sort things out and make informed decisions. Setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task.  It involves evaluating your potential income sources, and then factoring in the impact of taxes, inflation and the larger economic picture.  Meeting with a TIAA Consultant can help.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet with them.

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Employees interested in scheduling an appointment with CCRI's MetLife Representative, Jake Darsch, please call 401-243-8823 or via email for one-on-one counseling.



VALIC Retirement

Are you ready for the inevitable changes that occur in everyone’s life?  Life is a journey.  It can be full of bumps and potholes; making it quite hectic.  Taking the time to make financial decisions will make the journey much more rewarding now and down the road.  While we all have good intentions to get our finances in order, we may not take the time or even know where to start.

CCRI's Valic representative, Garfield Davidson, can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, your dreams and your life’s journey.  Set up an appointment with Garfield by calling 401-413-2920 or via email at

He will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and available for private consultation meetings on the following dates:

Day & Date Campus Location
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Newport Room 233
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, November 3, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Friday, November 4, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Monday, December 5, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Newport Room 233
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, December 8, 2016 Providence Room 2229

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Last Updated: 10/18/16