The Office of the State Comptroller serves as the state’s chief fiscal guardian, and is one of six statewide elected positions. The state comptroller has a broad array of responsibilities that include providing accounting and financial services, to administer employee and retiree benefits, to develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and to prepare financial reports for state, federal and municipal governments and the public.
The office provides a statewide transparency platform, OpenConnecticut, that allows the public to have immediate access to key state financial data, including checkbook-level data, payroll and pension information. The state comptroller, in overseeing state employee and retiree benefits, serves as administrator of the state employee and retiree health plan, which provides coverage to approximately 250,000 state and municipal employees, retirees and their dependents.
The state plan has achieved significant success in improving member outcomes and stabilizing health care costs by emphasizing value-based health care that drives members to those services and providers with the best health care outcomes, and by implementing initiatives that emphasize preventive care and wellness.