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.



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.


Member Spotlight: Bob Brown

Bob Brown has been an advocate for children, teachers, public education, peace, and justice for his entire adult life. Why? In his words, “I grew up in a very difficult…


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…


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…