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.



Teachers, Represent!

Have you ever thought about becoming more involved in the work of your union? Nominations for delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly are being accepted now through December 1.


Retiring Music Teacher Turns Original Song into Children’s Book

Every educator who taught through the pandemic had to improvise to make instruction meaningful while keeping students safe and engaged. For Carol Rossetti (pictured at right with her grandson), that…


CEA-Retired Members Take Home Spotlight Award at National Meeting

NEA-Retired President Sarah Borgman presented CEA-Retired members with the NEA-Retired Spotlight Award for best retiree news in a state publication.


Retired Educators Mourn Texas Tragedy, Renew Commitment to Electing Pro-Education Candidates

The role of politics in educators’ lives was front and center at today’s CEA-Retired Spring Business meeting. Retired teachers applauded wins in the legislature while mourning innocent lives lost in…


Everything you need to know about the STRB/Medicare

Retiree health benefits update. The State Teachers’ Retirement Board has selected UnitedHealthcare to administer the Connecticut Teachers’Retiree Health Plan for Medicare-eligible retirees and dependents.


Cost of Living Adjustments

Social Security has announced that they will be granting a cost of living increase of 1.3% for the current year. Based on the statutes governing Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for CTRB members, the Connecticut Teachers’ Retirement Board will be granting COLA as follows.