CEA-Retired - Links for Retirees

Links for Retirees

Use these helpful internal and external resources for finding additional information on news, benefits, and more.


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CEA Member Benefits

Here are some special discount programs specifically for members of the CEA membership.

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CEA-Retired is the only retired teacher group in Connecticut that is affiliated with both the CEA and the NEA.

Maintaining Certification Once you Retire

Questions regarding your certifcation? Read our Q&A for retirees.

See Connecticut links at http://www.cea.org/cear/links/#ct

Aetna Dental

Download a copy of your Dental Benefits Plan summary from the CT Teachers' Retirement Board

Connecticut State Department of Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education.

CT State Department of Ed - Retired Teachers' Certification

Looking for more information on renewing your certification? Here's the place. The link above takes users to the online certification system.

Connecticut State Teacher's Retirement Board

Here is the new and improved TRB site with links to just about everything you should need from the Connecticut State Teacher's Retirement Board.

Express Scripts

The Teachers' Retirement Board prescription drug plan changed in January of 2015 to a new plan — an Employee Group Waiver Plan — which is an enhanced group sponsored Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. This will increase our Federal funding and provide additional discounts on the cost of brand name drugs.

Information is on the TRP website at http://www.express-scripts.com.

The direct link to Express Scripts is http://www.express-scripts.com and retired Connecticut teachers can reach them by phone at 1-844-433-4883, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Stirling Benefits

Many of you still call this Stirling and Stirling. It's the supplemental health care offering provided through the Connecticut State Teacher's Retirement Board.

Connecticut Travel and Discounts

This site offers a variety of resources of which many state residents are unaware such as recreation and activities as well as tourism and travel. Don't forget that Connecticut residents 65 and older are eligible for a free lifetime Charter Oak Pass giving them admission to all state parks, forests, as well as Gillette Castle, Dinosaur and Fort Trumbull parks and Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery.

See NEA links at http://www.cea.org/cear/links/#nea

Education Votes

A dynamic interactive web site for NEA members to speak directly to key policymakers, exchange views with fellow educators and take action on some of today's most important issues. Because government policy has such an enormous effect in and around our classrooms, educators must take an active voice to influence - and educate - leaders at the local, state and national level.


Everything you wanted to know about the new federal legislation replacing the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

NEA Member Benefits

Learn all the ways NEA Member Benefits works to serve NEA members and their families. It addresses the economic issues facing NEA-Retired Member's with its commitment to improving the lives of members and its substantial group buying power.

National Education Association (NEA) - Retired

NEA-Retired membership today is more than 300,000 and we continue to lead the way in public education and on critical issues.


Covers the topics of most interest to public school educators, administrators, and support personnel.

NEA Today for NEA-Retired Members

NEA Today for NEA-Retired Members (formerly This Active Life) is a quarterly publication featuring a blend of articles from the Association's flagship publication, NEA Today, and news and feature stories that are specifically targeted toward retired educators.

NEA Newsletters

Subscribe to a number of NEA's valuable newsletters and resources.

See other retiree links at http://www.cea.org/cear/links/#misc

  • Alliance for Retired Americans

    The Alliance is a new and unique national organization that mobilizes millions of older and retired citizens to make their voices heard for public policies that support older Americans and their families.

  • American Society on Aging

    This Web site has resources for people who work with seniors and their families. The site is designed to serve field professionals, but it also is useful to anyone interested in seniors and aging.

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    This federal government Web site has Medicare and Medicaid-related resources.

  • First Gov - U.S. Government links to valuable resources

    Here's a good resource for seniors with information on travel discounts including the senior National Parks lifetime free admission program.

  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

    The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

  • National Council on Aging

    This Web site has information on senior advocacy and research. Includes a link to "Family Friends," a program that connects seniors with at-risk children and families for mentoring and support.

  • Retired Brains

    This site connects older workers with employers seeking to hire them. It also provides senior-focused information and links to charitable organizations and non-profits looking for volunteers.

  • Senior Discounts

    A great spot for information on age-related discounts.

  • Senior Health

    A comprehensive guide to senior health. Covers a host of illnesses and issues and also offers a free e- newsletter.

  • Senior Living

    An Internet site filled with various informative topics for seniors.

  • Seniors on the Go - Travel Information

    Use this site to find some good travel deals for seniors including plane, train, and bus travel as well as hotel and location events. There's also a good link to compare travel prices.

  • Social Security Administration

    Use this site to find some good travel deals for seniors including plane, train, and bus travel as well as hotel and location events. There's also a good link to compare travel prices.

    Publication on Retirement Benefits

  • The Savvy Senior Center

    The Senior Center is a convenient page of resources.

  • US Government Web Sites for Seniors

    View topics about and for senior citizens, including retirement, health, housing, taxes, and travel.

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