Jan 25, 2018

Possible Reprieve for GIC Subscribers

Governor Baker’s handpicked Executive Director of the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) has notified the GIC Commissioners that they are proposing a reconsideration vote on the decision to drop Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim and Fallon health plans from the menu of selection for GIC participants.  This reprieve, if voted on, could possibly only be temporary until the Governors re-election bid in November. 
 
“It is obvious that the Governor heard the footsteps of hundreds of thousands of those effected by this ill-conceived and non-transparent plan marching to the polls to express their anger towards the Baker administration,” stated NAGE National President David J. Holway.  “We would like to thank the five labor commissioners for standing up against what they knew to be a bad idea in the first place.  We would also like to thank House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler, House Majority Leader Ron Mariano, Representative James O’Day, Senator Cindy Friedman and Senator Karen Spilka, amongst the other legislators, who fought against the ill-effect of this plan.”
 

State House News has released an article on the reconsideration vote, please click HERE to read.  

The Boston Globe discusses the reconsideration HERE.  

The Lowell Sun reports on the reconsideration vote HERE.

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