- Group Insurance Commission Annual Report Archive FY1999 through FY2013.
The mission of the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) is to provide high-value health insurance and other benefits to state employees, retirees, and their survivors and dependents. The GIC also covers housing and redevelopment authorities as well as certain municipalities that elect to join the GIC through coalition bargaining at the local level.
I have many favorite authors and enjoy a wide variety of genres. Certain authors stand the test of time and Mark Twain is one of them. A line that has been attributed to him is, “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” (The line has also been attributed to Will Rogers.) There’s a lot of merit to this idea and this is exactly what the GIC has done with our Centered Care Initiative.
- Going Bold and Implementing Health Care Payment Reform through the Centered Care Initiative
- Bending the Cost Curve
- Health Plan Options Remained the Same, No Major Benefit Changes, and Excellent Rates
- Rating Providers on Quality and Efficiency Continues
- Mental Health Carrier Change
- Employee Assistance Program Helps Those Affected by Marathon Bombings
- Defense of Marriage Act Overturned
- New Regulations Implemented
- Budget Pressures
- Implementing Federal Health Care Reform
- Enrolling and Disenrolling Members
- Flexible Spending Accounts Enrollment Continues To Climb
- Retiree Dental Plan Enhanced
- Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contract Saves Money
- Medicare Part D Efforts Continue to Help Commonwealth’s Bottom Line
- Audits Pay Dividends
- Awards and Recognition
- Information Technology Enhancements
- Federal Grant Awarded
- Survivor Audit
- WellMASS Wellness Pilot Program Helps Members Get Healthy
- As the GIC moves forward with bold ways of changing the health care delivery system, outreach and sharing ideas with others becomes more critical than ever. The GIC staff participates in a variety of national and state organizations that are also innovators in the benefit world.
Communications takes center stage during times of change.
The GIC has gone out on a limb with the Centered Care Initiative and will continue our bold efforts to change care delivery through its implementation.