May 21, 2020

GIC Update

The following was sent out from the Group Insurance Commission following their meeting on 5.21.20.  You can view the recording of the GIC Meeting HERE.  
May 21, 2020
This message is to alert you to Group Insurance Commission (GIC) resources to support members during this critical time.
Reminder: GIC has extended its Annual Enrollment deadline to Monday, June 1.
Annual Enrollment 1-2-3
1.    If you take no action by June 1, you will remain in your existing plan at the new rates
2.    If you want to ask questions about your existing coverage(s):
·     Submit your question(s) online using the GIC Online Contact Form
3.    To speak with a GIC member specialist, call (617) 727-2310 during business hours
(Available Monday through Friday 8:45am - 5:00pm)
To Serve You Better
Your use of the GIC Online Contact Form and voicemail for non-urgent matters helps our team use live phone calls to handle urgent inquiries about retaining coverage, gaining coverage, and reducing optional coverage to relieve financial burdens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you!
NEW!! For the first time ever, make any benefit changes or enroll online using myGICLink Act soon!
View or download these Benefit Decision Guides
o  Active State Employees
o  Municipal Employees
Video Resource
GIC Health Benefits and the COVID-19 Outbreak
Click the blue button below to learn about health and safety for you and your family, about Mass4YOU EAP emotional support available to GIC members, and about GIC coverage for COVID-19 claims.
Check your symptoms for COVID-19 online using Buoy Health
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has partnered with Buoy Health to give residents free access to a powerful digital tool that uses self-reported information to assess the risk for the Coronavirus in just minutes. Visit our site for easy instructions.
Group Insurance Commission
Watch: GIC Health Benefits and the COVID-19 Outbreak

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