The Henry Barnard Fund
Henry Barnard Fund helps retired teachers who are experiencing financial difficulty — especially teachers who retired before the Enhancement Act was passed. Click here for inquiries or donations.

CEA-Retired members work with CEA and NEA to improve pension and health benefits, public education, and the teaching profession and lobby lawmakers on important issues.

CEA-Retired provides social and community service events and volunteer opportunities to help you stay connected. Learn how you can get involved.


During Pandemic Retired Teachers Stay Engaged and Involved

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, CEA-Retired members are still meeting, volunteering, and staying engaged—virtually. At the CEA-Retired Annual Fall Conference yesterday nearly 200 retirees joined a Zoom call to hear the latest on politics, pensions, and public education.


Everything you need to know about the STRB/Anthem Medicare Open Enrollment 2020

2021 Open Enrollment TRB Medicare Open Enrollment for 2021 Enrollment Education Presentations Schedule TRB Medical Plan Rates Comparison of Benefits without Vision and Hearing Comparison of Benefits with Vision and Hearing Coverage Upgrade Information


Updated CEA Retired Legislative Goals

The CEA Retired Legislative Committee met recently and set the following legislative goals:


Update Your Information with STRB

When folks fill out their application for retirement, whether deliberately trying to keep their personal e-mail address less available or because they think the form deals with teaching, they use their school e-mail address and that typically becomes inactive and invalid within days of their leaving the school district. Retirees also move and don’t let…


Member Spotlight: Paul Kulikowski

A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Paul Kulikowski taught Art in the Simsbury Public Schools for 35 years, with most of those years spent teaching at the middle school level, before he retired in 2013. Since his retirement, he has been working part time as the Supervisor for Simsbury’s evening Adult Education Program, where he administers a program that helps adults succeed in improving basic skills, earning a GED, gaining American Citizenship, or learning the English language. He holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, 6th Year and 7th year degrees in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University, and is certified by the State Department of Education in teaching Art grades K-12, as well as Non-Credit Adult Education.