On Thursday, February 1, the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) voted in favor of maintaining all current commercial insurance carriers on the GIC platform effective July 1, 2018. This decision means that public employees will continue to have access to the six commercial carriers currently offered by the GIC when they select their plan during open enrollment: Fallon, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan, Tufts, and UniCare.
Retirees with Medicare plans will be able to choose from four carriers: Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, Tufts, and UniCare.
The GIC will hold two additional meetings this month. On Tuesday, February 6, there will be a vote on plan design, and on Thursday, February 22 there will be a vote on plan benefit rates. The GIC will be updating all key stakeholders following tomorrow’s Commission vote.