New employees hired into a benefitted position eligible for insurance coverages under the MA Group Insurance Commission (GIC) must attend an orientation. Current non‐benefitted (“CC”) employees transferring into a benefitted position eligible for insurance coverages under GIC must also attend an orientation. The GIC-hire date is the date of hire into the benefitted position. New GIC-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an orientation prior to their GIC-hire date. If this is not possible, they may attend an orientation that occurs within the first 8 calendar days of their GIC-hire date. A representative in the new employee’s hiring department (“the scheduler”) registers the employee for an orientation.